Frequent question: Does Africa have forests?

How much of Africa is forest?

According to the U.N. FAO, 22.7% or about 674,419,000 ha of Africa is forested, according to FAO.

What part of Africa is 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.

Which country has no forest?

And the least tree-filled countries? There are five places with no forest whatsoever, according to World Bank’s definition* – Nauru, San Marino, Qatar, Greenland and Gibraltar – while in a further 12 places there is less than one per cent.

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 does bantu mean in Africa?

[2] Abantu (or ‘Bantu’ as it was used by colonists) is the Zulu word for people. It is the plural of the word ‘umuntu’, meaning ‘person’, and is based on the stem ‘–ntu’ plus the plural prefix ‘aba’. This original meaning changed through the history of South Africa.

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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%