A forest is a large area of land formed with various types of flora and fauna, majorly dominated by trees. Hundreds of more precise definitions of forest are used throughout the world, incorporating factors such as tree density, tree height, land use, legal standing, and ecological function.

This list comprises of world’s largest continuous forests

S.N Name of Forest Country  Area (Approx) Remark 
1
Amazon
 Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, 
Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, 
France (French Guiana)
 5,500,000 square kilometres
The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world, with an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species.
2 The Taiga (boreal forest or snow forest) Russia, Mongolia, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, United States, Canada, Scotland (United Kingdom) 17 million square kilometres The main tree species, the length of the growing season and summer temperatures vary. For example, the taiga of North America mostly consists of spruces; Scandinavian and Finnish taiga consists of a mix of spruce, pines and birch; Russian taiga has spruces, pines and larches depending on the region, while the Eastern Siberian taiga is a vast larch forest.
3
The tropical rainforest in Congo
 Congo
1,780,000 square kilometres
 it is currently one of the forests least affected by deforestation
4 The tropical rain forest of New Guinea  New Guinea 545,000 square kilometres  5-10% of all animal species on earth live in this forest and large part of this forest is unexplored
5
The tropical rainforest on Borneo
Malaysia
290’000 square kilometre
6 Valdivian Rainforest  Chile and Argentina 248,100 square kilometers Known for the smallest deer species- Pudu, and the smallest wild cat- Kodkod
7
The Burmese tropical rain forest
Myanmar
233’000 square kilometres
This forest might disappear from map due to excessive deforestration
8 The Primorye Forest Russia 130,000 square kilometres It is also the only forest in the world where tigers, bears and leopards coexist.
9
Tongass
Alaska ,America
68,062 square kilometers
Made mostly of western Sitka spruce, western hemlock and red cedar, the forest is covered with Western Red Cedar.
10 Sundarbans, Asia India, Bangladesh 10,000 square kilometers Sundarban has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is the largest halophytic mangrove–excessive water and salt tolerant–rainforest in the world

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