10 Countries With Largest Forest Area

The following list contains the 10 countries with the largest forest area in the world, along with the percentage of the total land area of the country:

1. Russia – 7,762,602 km2 (2,997,157 mi2) which are 45.40% of the country’s land area. Russia is not only the largest country in the world, but also the country with the largest forest area. The forest area of Russia alone is the size of the entire continent of Australia!

Forests in Siberia, Russia

Forests in Siberia, Russia

 

2. Brazil – 4,776,980 km2 (1,844,402 mi2) which are 56.10% of the total land area of Brazil. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and over than half of it’s size is forested area, large part of which is the amazon area and its rainforest. The forest area of Brazil is larger than India

Amazon Rainforests in Brazil

Amazon Rainforests in Brazil

 

3. Canda – 3,101,340 km2 (1,197,434 mi2) which are 31.06% of Canada’s land. Canada is the second largest country in the world and its forest area is just about the size of India

Forests in Quebec, Canada

Forests in Quebec, Canada

 

4. United States – 3,030,890 km2 (1,170,233 mi2) of forest area which make for 30.84% of the US land

Redwoods forests, California, United States

Redwoods forests, California, United States

 

5. China – 1,821,000 km2 (703,092 mi2) which are only 18.21% of the land area of China. China has the smallest precentage of forests on it’s land from all the countries in this top 10 list

Forests in Xibin, China

Forests in Xibin, China

 

6. Australia – 1,470,832 km2 (567,891 mi2) – 19.00%

Adelaide Hills Forest Range, South Australia

Adelaide Hills Forest Range, South Australia

 

7. Congo (D.R) – 1,219,326 km2 (470,784 mi2) which are 52% of the country’s land

Raiforests in Congo

Raiforests in Congo

8. Argentina – 945,336 km2 (364,996 mi2 34% of the land of Argentina is forested area

Iguazu waterfalls in Argentina - a big forested area

Iguazu waterfalls in Argentina – a big forested area

 

9. Indonesia – 884,950 km2 (341,681 mi2– 46.46% – almost half of Indonesia is a forest

Forests in Cibodas, indonesia

Forests in Cibodas, indonesia

 

10. India – 778,424 km2 (300,551 mi2– 23.68%

Forests in Karnataka, India

Forests in Karnataka, India

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