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What percent of sub-saharan Africa is tropical rainforest?

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2009-07-14 19:26:21

According to Wikipedia (see Tropical Africa and Sub-Saharan

Africa entries), Tropical African forest is 18 percent of the world

total and covers over 3.6 million square kilometers of land in

West, East and Central Africa. Since Sub-Saharan Africa encompasses

about 24.3 million square kilometers of area, rainforest take up

roughly 14.8 million square kilometers. This figure, however,

decreases every year due to severe rainforest deforestation in the

region.


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