The Top 5 Countries with the Largest Areas of Forest

  Country Area (sq km) Area (sq mi) World Percentage
1 Russia 8,513,923 3,287,244 23
2 Brazil 5,439,050 2,100,028 16
3 Canada 2,445,710 944,293 7
4 United States 2,259,934 872,565 6
5 China 1,634,802 631,200 4
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 Facts
  1. Seventy-six countries have lost all of their frontier forests.
  2. Only seven countries still have a large proportion of their original forest cover remaining in an unthreatened state.
  3. 40% of the forests on Earth qualify as frontier forests
  4. 70% of the world's remaining frontier forests are in Russia, Canada and Brazil.
  5. 39% of Earth's remaining frontier forest is threatened by logging, agricultural clearing and other human activities.
Tags: Forests & Trees, Top 5 Largest

Sources:  Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations

List Notes: Data is for the year 2000.
Countries with the Largest Areas of Forest

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