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The taiga is found throughout the high northern latitudes, just below the tundra, and just above the steppes.
Black Spruce taiga, Copper River, Alaska.

The taiga (IPA pronunciation: /'taɪgə/ or /taɪ 'ga/, from Mongolian) is a large area of coniferous forests. It covers most of inland Alaska, Canada, Sweden, Finland, inland Norway, northern Kazakhstan and Russia (especially Siberia), as well as parts of the extreme northern continental United States.

In Canada, boreal forest is the term used to refer to the southern part of these forests, while "taiga" is used to describe the northern areas south of the Arctic tree line.

The climate is cold winters and cool summers.

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