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Do People Live In The Taiga Biome?

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Yes, people do live in the Taiga biome.

The area of the biome spans across several countries, including large chunks of the following inhabited regions:

  • Russia
  • Canada
  • Scandinavia
  • Alaska
  • Kazakhstan
  • Japan
Who lives in the Tiaga biome?
The term 'Tiaga' comes from the Russian word for 'forest' - and is a reference to the large homogeneous forests of conifers and other trees that make up this part of the world.

Although the temperature of the Tiaga can become extremely cold, there are a couple of major cities which lie within its boundaries.

Some of the largest include:

  • Toronto
  • Ottowa
  • Moscow
  • Helsinki
  • Anchorage
However, due to its inhospitably-cold environment, certain parts of the Tiaga also have large swathes of land that remain almost deserted. Winter temperatures can regularly plunge to between -54 and -1° C (-65 to 30° F).

Why do people live in the Tiaga?
One main reason is work: This part of the world is very important for industries like logging, and for the generation of hydroelectricity.

Even the most remote and isolated corners of the Tiaga biome have seen human habitation of some form of another. Sometimes, this is in the form of indigenous micro-communities that have existed there for centuries (like the 'Reindeer people' of Mongolia).

It's also worth keeping in mind that even a notoriously cold area like Siberia has a population of over 40 million.
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actually the taiga doesn;t exist and if you livr there thats becasue your a childs imaginary friend who has taken on his owne life force and he believes that he is a real b.boy

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The Taiga Biome is in places like Canada, so yeah, people do live in the Taiga because they live in places like Canada!

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