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World's largest rainforests by size (square kilometers)

There are two types of rainforests, temperate and tropical.

Temperate Rainforests can be located at quite a distance north or south of the equator. As such, they experience changes in the season, including some colder weather. The thing that makes them a rainforest is, you guessed it, lots of rain. Temperate rainforests can be found as far north as Alaska. The average rainfall for this type of forest is around 55 inches (1400 millimeters).

Tropical Rainforests are what we usually picture when thinking of rainforests. These jungles are generally hot and humid. There are actually two types of tropical wet forests, with things such as latitude and altitude play a part.

The world’s largest rainforest is the Amazon Jungle! This massive rainforest covers 1.4 billion acres (5,500,000 square kilometers). At the heart of Amazonia is the Amazon River, the largest river in the world.


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Source: Storyteller.Travel

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