Countries with Tropical Rainforest and Glaciers

Can you name every country in the world whose territory contains both tropical rainforests and glaciers?
Tropical rainforest = Koppen climate classifaction Af
Includes overseas territories
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Last updated: July 31, 2020
First submittedAugust 22, 2019
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Australia
Bolivia
Colombia
D. R. Congo
Ecuador
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France
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kenya
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Mexico
New Zealand
Peru
Tanzania
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Uganda
United Kingdom
United States
Venezuela
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Level 65
Jul 20, 2020
What about Argentina?
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Level 47
Jul 21, 2020
Not sure, but I think Argentina maybe is too far south to have rainforests
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2020
All the northern part (Formosa) is rainforest.
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Level 60
Jul 20, 2020
doesn't Spain qualify with glaciers in the Pyrenees and tropicla rainforest in the canaries?
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Level ∞
Jul 31, 2020
Canary Islands don't appear to have any Af climate:
https://en.climate-data.org/europe/spain/canary-islands-217/
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Level 55
Jul 30, 2020
Congratulations on it getting featured again!
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Level 45
Jul 30, 2020
Yeah Thanks! In case any future comment-readers may be wondering, Argentina and does not qualify because its few areas classified under a tropical climate are not "tropical rainforest," and the Canaries actually don't have Tropical rainforest, just subtropical rainforest.
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Level 74
Aug 1, 2020
Hmm, dunno about that. Visiting Iguazú Falls in Argentina, by the Brazilian border, the surrounding forest is as tropical rainforest as you can get. The drive from the airport to its city (Puerto Iguazú) was the jungliest forest I've driven through.
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Level 69
Jul 30, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iriomote_Island According to Wikipedia, at least one island in the Okinawa prefecture of Japan has a tropical rainforest Koppen climate, and we know it has glaciers on Hokkaido. Also, the Wikipedia page for Kondul Island, in the Nicobar archipelago in India, has a climate chart that qualifies it for an Af tropical rainforest climate, with at least 60mm of rain in each month on average and a nearly constant temperature year-round. We know India has glaciers in the Himalayas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kondul_Island
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Level 45
Jul 31, 2020
Japan's glaciers are on Honshu, not Hokkaido, but that doesn't change anything in the quiz.
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Level 45
Jul 30, 2020
Yes, I would like to include both India and Japan, but in order for this quiz to be re-featured those two countries were removed. At first glance it does not appear as though India contains the tropical rainforest climate, but actually the southernmost island in the Nicobars has a tropical rainforest climate, according to the wikipedia map that singles out the Af climate. So unless quizmaster considers Andaman and Nicobar to be an overseas territory, India should count.
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Level 81
Jul 31, 2020
Is there a reason France isn't included? I think there are glaciers in the French Alps, and tropical rain forests in French Guiana. My understanding is that French Guiana is not a territory but an overseas region and department, so is not excluded by the caveat.
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Level ∞
Jul 31, 2020
Added several countries including D. R. Congo, France, India, and Japan. Also, since the distinction between external region and territory can be very hazy, I decided to allow external territories as well. This adds the United Kingdom to the list.
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Level 80
Jul 31, 2020
I would say that the UK doesn't have overseas regions in the same way as France but ok. Still, I wonder where on UK's territories you can find rainforest or glaciers...
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Level 45
Jul 31, 2020
Glaciers: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Rainforest: Pitcairn Islands, Montserrat, and the Chagos Archipelago
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Level 80
Jul 31, 2020
Thanks. So, no glaciers on inhabited territories, that's a bit of a stretch.
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Level 77
Jul 31, 2020
Well all glaciers are uninhabited territory, some are just closer to people than others.
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Level 80
Aug 1, 2020
That's witty but you know what I meant by "territory", don't you?
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Level 45
Jul 31, 2020
Neat Feature. What does the "af" stand for in the caveats?
Also, Shouldn't China be Included? A quick google search shows this https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201909/02/WS5d6ca5d6a310cf3e35569315.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_1_Glacier
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Level 69
Jul 31, 2020
I looked into this too, but while southern Hainan's forests definitely receive tons of rain, there is a "pronounced dry season," disqualifying it from an Af (which stands for tropical rainforest in the Koppen climate classification system) and making it a tropical wet-dry, or monsoon climate. Even if you were to include the disputed Spratly Islands, it would still be a monsoon climate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanya#Climate By the way, this is the same reason that we have to go all the way to the Nicobar islands to qualify India for tropical rainforest even when the state of Kerala has such lush jungles.
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Level 45
Jul 31, 2020
"af" is the Köppen tropical rainforest climate, which I used to define tropical rainforest for this quiz. China is not included because Hainan's rainforests are under the classification tropical monsoon, or "am." As to whether or not there is natural land with a tropical rainforest climate in the Spratly and Paracel islands, and whether or not jetpunk considers them part of China, I leave up to Quizmaster. Also, if we are considering the UK's tropical and glaciated territories, to be consistent New Zealand (Tokelau, ect.) and Australia (Heard and McDonald) should be added.
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Level ∞
Jul 31, 2020
Does Australia have any Af climate? In any case, please make any changes you need to and resubmit. Thanks!
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Level 45
Jul 31, 2020
Yes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innisfail,_Queensland#Climate Can I add new zealand?
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Level 69
Jul 31, 2020
It's doubtful that it will mean anything due to the disputed nature of the island and its administration by Malaysia, but out of all the islands in the Spratly group which have naturally occurring land, the southernmost one, Swallow Reef, has an Af climate according to Wikipedia. All the other islands either have no climate data because they're completely untouched, or they have a monsoon climate. That means that even including the southernmost disputed islands administered by China, the tropical regions of China have dry seasons that are too dry to be rainforests.
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Level 68
Aug 1, 2020
Not saying this is a bad quiz but I'm getting tired of having to retake it every day
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Level 45
Aug 1, 2020
Sorry but it shouldn't change anymore
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Level 45
Aug 1, 2020
Jerry, the place you went in Argentina has a humid subtropical climate, according to koppen. That's a similar climate to the southeastern US. And I agree, when I was in Louisiana it felt like a tropical rainforest, but actually it isnt quite.
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Level 73
Aug 2, 2020
Sad that the glaciers in Indonesian New Guinea are almost gone now.