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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...
Kamini Lohot Jun 27, 2020
Amazon Forest
It is the most biodiverse tropical rainforest.
Location: Brazil
Area: 5,500,000 km2
An estimated 390 billion trees, of 16000 species, grow in the Amazon.
Taiga Forest
Location: Asia, Europe, North America
Area: 12,000,000 km2
It is world's largest land biome, located right below the tundra biome.
Taiga is also known as coniferous forest or boreal forest.
Congo Basin
Location: Central Africa
Area: 3,000,000 km2
It is the second largest tropical rainforest in the world.
There are more than 10,000 plant species growing in this forest.
Tongass National Forest
Location: Southeast Alaska
Area: 68,000 km2
It is the largest national forest in United States.
It is home to many rare and endangered species of animals and plants.
Valdivian Temperate Rainforest
Location: South America
Area: 248,100 km2
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.
Sundarbans Forest
Location: Bangladesh
Area: 10,000 km2
The Sundarbans is a mangrove forest.
This lies in the delta of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bay of Bengal.
Daintree Forest
Location: Australia
Area: 1200 km2
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