Peru is located in the west central part of South America. It can be compared in size to Spain, France and former West Germany combined. In South America, only Brazil and Argentina are larger. Peru is bordered to the north by Ecuador, to the south by Chile and Bolivia, to the east by Colombia and Brazil and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. It has a varied and diverse country due to the climatic, natural and cultural diversity of its regions. It is 1,554 miles (2,500 km) long, and has 3 natural regions: coast, sierra and jungle.