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Taiga: The Intercontinental Forest

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What is the Taiga?
Also known as the Boreal forest (after the god of the "North Wind"), the Taiga lies just below and surrounds the Arctic Circle.  The Taiga covers over 12 million square kilometers, which amounts to more than 15% of Earth's land surface area.  

So Many Trees
Most of the trees are Coniferous and there are alot of them.  The two most popular rain forests are probably the Amazon and the Congo.  However, one could combine the trees from both of those forests and "woodn't" you know it - the Taiga would still have more trees.

BBC's Planet Earth series did a fantastic job highlighting the Taiga.  Click here for a short clip.

Thanks for reading!

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