The Taiga Region

Vegetation that grows in a natural region without any human interference is known as natural vegetation. A natural region is a basic geographic unit that is characterized by its common natural features of geography, geology, and climate. Climate is a basic factor upon which natural regions are divided. It influences flora, fauna, and vegetation in the region. Climate is classified on factors such as temperature, winds, pressure, humidity, rainfall, landforms, types of soil, natural vegetation, and wildlife. Based on these factors, the world is divided into various natural regions such as the equatorial region, tropical grasslands, tropical deserts, tropical monsoon type of climate, the Mediterranean region, China type of climate, temperate grasslands, temperate deserts, and taiga and tundra regions.


The Taiga Region


Natural Vegetation of The Taiga Region

  • The natural vegetation includes evergreen coniferous forests. They are an important source of softwood which is used for furniture making, construction activities and paper, and pulp industries.
  • Pine, fir, cedar, spruce, and hemlock are some important varieties of trees.

Climate of the Taiga Region

The region is characterized by long and severe winters and cool brief summers.

Human Adaptation

  • The region is sparsely populated because the land mostly remains covered with snow.
  • Barley, oats, potato and beetroot are grown in lands which border the Steppes.

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