Top 10 Most Forested Countries in Asia

Name the countries of Asia that have the highest percentage of forest cover.
Sources: Forest area, FAO (2017); Total area, Wikipedia
Not counting Russia
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Last updated: June 28, 2020
First submittedJune 19, 2017
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Country
79.23
Laos
71.75
Bhutan
67.09
Malaysia
66.04
Japan
65.92
Brunei
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Country
61.71
South Korea
52.24
Cambodia
47.63
Indonesia
46.12
East Timor
44.60
Vietnam
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Level 56
Jun 19, 2017
Surprised myself and got all 10 with 40 seconds remaining!
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Level 66
Jun 19, 2017
Is there anything but forest in Siberia?! Even including the deforsted European part, still about 50% of the Russiam area are forested.
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2017
Added a caveat that Russia is not included.
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Level 80
Oct 1, 2017
And why is it not included?
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Level 38
Oct 2, 2017
Europe Maybe?
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Level 80
Oct 2, 2017
The Asian part of Russia is not in Europe, and it may feature millions of km² of forest, so no, I don't think it should be omitted. On the other hand, New Guinea should be excluded from Indonesia.
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Level 23
Oct 16, 2017
Yes, there's tundra, but it's mostly taiga.
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Level 62
Jun 20, 2017
Japan?!
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Level 49
Oct 2, 2017
Japan has had nationwide forestry programs for centuries in order to limit deforestation.
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Level 72
May 1, 2018
Most of the interior of Honshu is heavily forested - the major cities mostly run in a band along the southeastern coast.
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Level 78
May 10, 2020
I was surprised by this, too. Good to know.
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Level 19
May 13, 2020
Although it's small, it's based off on percentages and not land mass.
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Level 57
Jul 12, 2017
Great quiz! Happened to see the FAO Forest statistics this morning and made almost a similar quiz of European nations, Russia included. Only then realized the similarity to your Asian quiz. You are very welcome to check out my quiz!
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Level 59
Oct 1, 2017
Finished with 1 second left
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Level 80
Oct 1, 2017
Same for me, I thought of South Korea just in time. By the way, are there any figures for North Korea?
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Level 35
Oct 3, 2017
Don't have figures, but I know Korea as a whole was heavily logged during Japanese colonialism. Since then, North Korea is famous for being very over harvested and scoured for food, and as a result its mountains are mostly bare, unlike the South where they've replanted.
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Level 71
Oct 1, 2017
It's been some years since I studied this, but unless the situation has changed a great deal since (which I seriously doubt), the UN Food and and Agriculture Organization (FAO, the data source) passively conveys whatever junk data countries provide. In Asia, this was especially apparent for Burma / Myanmar, where in spite of widespread unrestrained logging, the forest area of the country was magically expanding every year. Remote sensing is beginning to allow some honesty, though still at a crude scale, and I doubt that FAO (or any other UN organizations) are utilizing it. (They don't want to upset member nations.)
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Level 54
May 10, 2020
Yes, the numbers for most contries are very suspicious, probably a lot of plantations are counted in.
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Level 80
Oct 1, 2017
I hope that New Guinea is excluded from Indonesia's count, since that island is not in Asia.
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Level 62
Oct 1, 2017
It's hard to imagine that Japan has a single square meter without people in it.
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Level 51
Oct 1, 2017
See link: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6242873,142.6519269,16.42z I find it hard to believe that anyone lives in a lake. (Keep in mind that Japan is not the same as Tokyo.)
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Level 39
Oct 1, 2017
When I saw that North Korea wasn't on here, I didn't even bother with South Korea. 9/10 is good enough I suppose.
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Level 65
Oct 2, 2017
Japan? JAPAN?!
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Level 70
Oct 2, 2017
That is including 'Bonsai'
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Level 73
Jan 20, 2018
It's interesting that a lot of densely populated countries are on this list. I suppose it's because everyone is packed into a few large cities and the rest is wilderness and small villages.
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Level 73
Apr 2, 2019
Where is Bahrain and its one big tree!?
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Level 34
Feb 5, 2020
have my from Vietnam
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Level 43
May 10, 2020
Good quiz
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Level 60
May 11, 2020
Very, very surprised to learn that countries with a high population density like Japan and South Korea appear here.
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Level 64
May 12, 2020
Even when I only had two answers still to get, I didn't even bother trying Japan and South Korea because I "knew" they'd be wrong :-(
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Level 19
May 13, 2020
The answer are based off of percentages and not land mass, so picture the small countries that have quite a bit of forest compared to their size. I gotta admit, tho, I didn't see South Korea coming.
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Level 53
Jun 15, 2020
Got Vietnam at the last second!