List of Countries by Forest Area
List of countries by forest area and percentage of the forest area to the total land area. Which country has the largest forests? Which country has the highest forest area percentage?
- Russia has over 8 million km2 of forest area in total. 49% of land area of Russia is covered by forests. The total forest area of Russia is bigger than Australia.
- Brazil with 61.9% of its total Land covered by forests, has 5.1 million km2 of forests.
- Canada has 3,1 km2 of forest area. That is 34.1% of land area of Canada
- U.S.A has 3.04 km2 of forest area. Exactly 1/3 of USA is covered with forests.
- China with 22.3% of its total area, has 2,08 km2 of forests
- Democratic Republic of the Congo has 1.5 km2 of forests which corresponds to 67.9% of the country's land. That makes the African country number 6 forest rich country of the world and first in Africa.
- Despite having only 16% of its total area covered with forests, Australia is the 7th country of the world with the largest forest areas.
- Suriname, the small SOuth-American country which is located north of Brazil, has 94.6% of its total land area covered by rain forests.
- Finland has 72.9 % of its total land area covered with forests.
- Saudi Arabia has only 0,5% of its total area covered with forests.
- Data is retrieved from CIA World Factbook.