Top 10 Largest Rainforests in the World 2024 by Area Size

Rainforests, the lungs of our planet, are essential for maintaining ecological balance, supporting biodiversity, and regulating the climate.

1. Amazon Rainforest, South America Area: 5.5 million square kilometers

The Amazon Rainforest, often referred to as the "Amazon Jungle" or "Amazonia," remains the largest rainforest on Earth.

2. Congo Rainforest, Central Africa Area: 3.7 million square kilometers

The Congo Rainforest, located in Central Africa, is the second-largest rainforest globally, covering about 3.7 million square kilometers.

3. New Guinea Rainforest Area: 785,000 square kilometers

The New Guinea Rainforest, divided between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, is the third-largest rainforest in the world

4. Daintree Rainforest, Australia Area: 1,200 square kilometers

Although much smaller than the top three, the Daintree Rainforest in Australia is one of the most ancient and ecologically significant rainforests.

5. Valdivian Temperate Rainforest Area: 248,100 square kilometers

The Valdivian Temperate Rainforest, located in Chile and Argentina, spans approximately 248,100 square kilometers.

6. Sundaland Rainforest, Southeast Asia Area: 1.5 million square kilometers

The Sundaland Rainforest, encompassing parts of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, covers around 1.5 million square kilometers.

7. Atlantic Forest, South America Area: 1.3 million square kilometers

The Atlantic Forest, or Mata Atlântica, originally covered about 1.3 million square kilometers across Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.

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