Are there tropical rainforests in Africa?

What percentage of Africa is rainforest?

Africa is home to around 18% of the world’s tropical forests. The second largest tropical forest on the planet is located in the Congo Basin in central Africa and extends for around 3 million square kilometres – which is larger than the entire land mass of Argentina.

What is the name of the tropical rainforest in Africa?

Almost 80 percent of Africa’s rainforest is in the Congo Basin, the largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon.

Which country in Africa has the most forest?

The Congo Basin is Africa’s largest contiguous forest and the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world. Covering about 695,000 square miles, this swamp-struck tropical forest covers portions of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Does South Africa have forests?

Forests are southern Africa’s smallest biome, and although it is the region’s largest forest complex (Acocks 1953), the remaining Knysna forest covers a mere 568 km2 (Midgley et al. 1997), and the Amatole complex, 405 km2 (Castley 2001).

What is the forest called in Africa?

The Congo Rainforest

Country Primary forest extent 2020 (million hectares) Primary forest extent Share of land mass (million hectares)
DR Congo 99751970 44%
Equatorial Guinea 2187363 78%
Gabon 22430106 87%
Congo 20829481 61%
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What jungles are in South Africa?

List of Forests of South Africa

Name of forest Official name Province
Knysna-Amatole montane forests Western Cape
Kologha Forest Reserve Eastern Cape
booman Bush State Reserve Eastern Cape
Magoebaskloofer Forest Limpopo