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.
Countries by Forest Area
Rank Country Total Forest Area Percentage of Forest Area
1 Russian Federation 8,090,605 49.4
2 Brazil 5,173,689 61.9
3 Canada 3,100,886 34.1
4 United States of America 3,046,148 33.3
5 China 2,079,789 22.3
6 Congo-Kinshasa 1,539,326 67.9
7 Australia 1,244,533 16.2
8 Indonesia 936,581 51.7
9 India 686,808 23.1
10 Peru 678,398 53.0
11 Mexico 647,334 33.3
12 Angola 579,716 46.5
13 Bolivia 568,733 52.5
14 Colombia 565,053 54.4
15 Zambia 492,873 66.3
16 Venezuela 459,548 52.1
17 Mozambique 343,648 43.7
18 Tanzania 330,403 37.3
19 Myanmar 314,991 48.2
20 Argentina 292,826 10.7
21 Papua New Guinea 285,755 63.1
22 Sweden 281,900 68.7
23 Japan 249,672 68.5
24 Central African Republic 225,520 36.2
25 Congo-Brazzaville 224,024 65.6
26 Finland 221,481 72.9
27 Gabon 208,710 81.0
28 Malaysia 203,767 62.0
29 Cameroon 197,120 41.7
30 Thailand 190,051 37.2
31 France 187,005 29.2
32 Spain 183,625 36.8
33 Paraguay 174,018 43.8
34 Chile 162,895 21.9
35 Laos 156,713 67.9
36 Zimbabwe 152,805 39.5
37 Guyana 152,361 77.4
38 Suriname 147,576 94.6
39 Vietnam 139,532 45.0
40 Madagascar 125,031 21.5
41 Mali 124,459 10.2
42 Ethiopia 122,000 12.2
43 Turkey 114,675 14.9
44 Chad 114,587 9.1
45 Botswana 112,213 19.8
46 Germany 110,878 31.8
47 Mongolia 108,749 7.0
48 Ecuador 107,691 38.9
49 Iran 104,148 6.8
50 Côte d'Ivoire 103,987 32.7
51 Cambodia 99,731 56.5
52 Ukraine 97,327 16.8
53 Poland 93,102 30.6
54 Italy 92,360 31.4
55 South Africa 92,300 7.6
56 Belarus 86,638 42.7
57 Nigeria 86,523 9.5
58 Norway 84,590 27.8
59 Senegal 84,328 43.8
60 New Zealand 83,065 31.4
61 Philippines 77,226 25.9
62 Namibia 72,450 8.8
63 Somalia 66,498 10.6
64 Romania 65,979 28.7
65 Guinea 65,115 26.5
66 South Korea 61,932 63.9
67 Burkina Faso 55,855 20.4
68 North Korea 55,388 46.0
69 Morocco 51,325 11.5
70 Honduras 50,686 45.3
71 Ghana 48,237 21.2
72 Benin 44,249 40.0
73 Liberia 42,959 44.6
74 Turkmenistan 41,354 8.8
75 Greece 39,847 30.5
76 Bulgaria 39,815 36.7
77 Austria 38,914 47.2
78 Nepal 36,411 25.4
79 Guatemala 36,005 33.6
80 Kenya 34,718 6.1
81 Portugal 34,576 37.8
82 Latvia 33,677 54.1
83 Bhutan 32,827 85.5
84 Uzbekistan 32,756 7.7
85 Panama 32,412 43.6
86 Kazakhstan 32,396 1.2
87 Malawi 31,987 34.0
88 Nicaragua 30,357 25.3
89 Cuba 29,981 27.3
90 United Kingdom 28,790 11.9
91 Uganda 28,580 14.5
92 Georgia 27,462 39.4
93 Sierra Leone 26,858 37.5
94 Czech Republic 26,573 34.4
95 Costa Rica 26,296 51.5
96 Serbia 24,482 31.6
97 Estonia 22,084 52.1
98 Solomon Islands 22,081 78.9
99 Bosnia and Herzegovina 21,908 42.8
100 Lithuania 21,687 34.6
101 Hungary 20,162 22.5
102 Dominican Republic 19,715 40.8
103 Algeria 19,530 0.82
104 Slovakia 19,338 40.2
105 Croatia 19,255 34.4
106 Sri Lanka 19,001 29.4
107 Uruguay 17,852 10.2
108 Pakistan 16,188 2.1
109 Equatorial Guinea 16,129 57.5
110 Guinea-Bissau 15,522 55.2
111 Eritrea 15,251 15.1
112 Bangladesh 14,449 11.1
113 Belize 13,820 60.6
114 Afghanistan 13,501 2.1
115 Niger 12,667 1.00
116 Switzerland 12,599 31.5
117 Slovenia 12,554 62.3
118 Saudi Arabia 10,748 0.50
119 Tunisia 10,254 6.6
120 Fiji 10,179 55.7
121 Macedonia 10,122 39.8
122 Kyrgyzstan 9,782 5.1
123 Azerbaijan 9,337 11.3
124 Iraq 8,310 1.9
125 Albania 7,723 28.2
126 Ireland 7,508 10.9
127 East Timor 7,303 49.1
128 Belgium 6,782 22.4
129 Denmark 5,474 12.9
130 Swaziland 5,454 31.7
131 Montenegro 5,435 40.4
132 Yemen 5,280 1.00
133 The Bahamas 5,145 51.4
134 Syria 4,958 2.7
135 Kosovo 4,540 41.7
136 Gambia 4,443 43.9
137 Rwanda 4,440 18.0
138 Vanuatu 4,400 36.1
139 Tajikistan 4,104 2.9
140 Moldova 3,914 11.9
141 Brunei 3,780 71.8
142 The Netherlands 3,660 10.8
143 Jamaica 3,368 31.1
144 United Arab Emirates 3,177 3.8
145 El Salvador 2,818 13.6
146 Togo 2,665 4.9
147 Armenia 2,566 9.1
148 Trinidad and Tobago 2,256 44.0
149 Mauritania 2,061 0.20
150 Libya 1,760 0.100
151 Cyprus 1,737 18.8
152 Samoa 1,704 60.4
153 Burundi 1,695 6.6
154 Israel 1,443 7.1
155 Lebanon 1,371 13.4
156 Egypt 995 0.100
157 Haiti 992 3.6
158 Jordan 977 1.1
159 Luxembourg 866 33.5
160 Cape Verde 847 21.0
161 Federated States of Micronesia 523 74.5
162 Saint Lucia 467 77.0
163 Lesotho 455 1.5
164 Dominica 445 59.2
165 Seychelles 403 88.5
166 Palau 402 87.6
167 Mauritius 351 17.3
168 Turks and Caicos Islands 343 36.2
169 Iceland 301 0.30
170 São Tomé and Príncipe 271 28.1
171 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 267 68.7
172 Niue 185 71.2
173 Grenada 172 50.0
174 Andorra 159 34.0
175 Cook Islands 152 64.6
176 Cayman Islands 140 52.9
177 Kiribati 122 15.0
178 Saint Kitts and Nevis 110 42.3
179 Antigua and Barbuda 98.7 22.3
180 Tonga 89.6 12.5
181 Marshall Islands 89.2 49.3
182 Barbados 83.4 19.4
183 Kuwait 71.3 0.40
184 Liechtenstein 69.0 43.1
185 Anguilla 55.6 61.1
186 Djibouti 46.4 0.20
187 British Virgin Islands 36.7 24.3
188 Pitcairn Islands 35.0 74.5
189 Isle of Man 34.9 6.1
190 Comoros 31.3 1.4
191 Montserrat 25.5 25.0
192 Singapore 23.4 3.3
193 Bermuda 10.8 20.0
194 Maldives 8.9 3.0
195 Tuvalu 8.7 33.3
196 Bahrain 5.3 0.70
197 Malta 2.8 0.90
198 Faroe Islands 1.4 0.100
199 Qatar 0 0
202 British Indian Ocean Territory 0 0
203 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0 0
205 Oman 0 0
207 Monaco 0 0
208 Jersey 0 0
209 Greenland 0 0
212 Gibraltar 0 0
213 San Marino 0 0
215 Tokelau 0 0
216 Nauru 0 0

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