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7 Largest Forests in the World
Let us have a look at some of the largest forests in the world. Read to know more...
It is the most biodiverse tropical rainforest.
An estimated 390 billion trees, of 16000 species, grow in the Amazon.
: Asia, Europe, North America
It is world's largest land biome, located right below the tundra biome.
Taiga is also known as coniferous forest or boreal forest.
: Central Africa
: 3,000,000 km
It is the second largest tropical rainforest in the world.
There are more than 10,000 plant species growing in this forest.
: Southeast Alaska
It is the largest national forest in United States.
Tongass National Forest
It is home to many rare and endangered species of animals and plants.
Valdivian Temperate Rainforest
: South America
: 248,100 km
It is the only rain forest with Glaciers.
The ‘Southern Pudú’ (Pudu pudu) is the world's smallest deer and ‘Kodkod’ (Leopardus guigna) is South America's smallest cat found here.
: 10,000 km
The Sundarbans is a mangrove forest.
This lies in the delta of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bay of Bengal.
: 1200 km
The forest is named after Richard Daintree, an Australian geologist and photographer.
Here is a list of a few other large forests...
Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia
Sumatra Rainforest, Indonesia
Xishuangbanna Tropical Rainforest, China