Weather of Arabia - Forests cover 31% of the world's land area, as the total area of forests is 4.06 billion hectares, but forests are not evenly distributed throughout the world.
Two-thirds of the world's forests (66%) are located in ten countries, which are, in order: the Russian Federation, Brazil, Canada, the United States of America, China, Australia, Congo, Indonesia, Peru, India, and the following figure shows the percentage of forests in each country.
As for the forests in the Arab countries, some figures may surprise you for the area of forests in some countries.
Here is the area of forests in the Arab countries, according to the data of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the year 2020:
Forests in Sudan occupy an area of 183,600 square kilometres, and forests are widely spread in the south of the country, as a result of the large number of rains and the fertility of the land, in addition to the passage of the Nile River and its tributaries within the territory of the country.
The percentage of forests in the area of Sudan is: 9.9%
Morocco, West, sunset:
There are forests in the Kingdom of Morocco on an area of 57,400 square kilometers.
The percentage of forests in the area of the Kingdom of Morocco is 12.9%.
The forests in Algeria occupy an area of 19,490 square kilometers and are located in the north of Algeria, along the Mediterranean coast, as a result of large amounts of rain falling in that region, especially in winter.
The percentage of forests from the total area of Algeria: 0.8%
Saudi Arabia :
This position may be surprising, but the forests occupy 9,770 square kilometers of the area of Saudi Arabia, but of course it is a small area compared to the vast desert area that occupies most of the country.
The percentage of forests from the area of Saudi Arabia: 0.5%
Forests constitute an area of 8,250 square kilometers of the country's area, and are either located in the far north on the mountain ranges, or around the course of the two great rivers (Tigris and Euphrates).
The percentage of forests from the area of Iraq: 1.9%
Tunisia is similar to Algeria in terms of the concentration of forests in the northern parts close to the Mediterranean, with an area of 7,030 square kilometers.
The percentage of forests in Tunisia is 4.5%.
To whom :
Forests spread on the heights of western Yemen and on the island of Socotra, with an area of 5,490 square kilometers. The percentage of forests in Yemen is 1.00% of the country's area.
Forests make up an area of 5,220 square kilometers of the country's area, and most of them are located in the western part facing the Mediterranean, where large amounts of rain fall, especially in winter.
The percentage of forests from the area of Syria: 2.8%
Despite the desert nature that dominates the regions of the Emirates, the forests on the islands of the sea, give some green cover in this very hot country, as the forests in the Emirates cover an area of 3,170 square kilometers, or 4.5% of the area of the Emirates.
Sultanate of Oman :
Forests cover an area of 3,000 square kilometers and are mostly located in Salalah.
The percentage of forests is slightly more than 0.1% of the area of Oman.
Occupied Palestine :
Forests cover an area of 1,400 square kilometers in occupied Palestine, where Palestine enjoys a moderate Mediterranean climate that helps the growth of such forests naturally.
The percentage of forests from the area of occupied Palestine: 6.5%
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