Where is the tundra located?


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The tundra is located along the extreme northern edge of Asia, Europe and North America. The majority of the world's tundra forms a single unbroken belt along the northern reaches of the globe, but isolated patches can be found in the Southern Hemisphere.

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One of the primary features of the tundra is a complete absence of trees and other large plants with extensive root systems. The ground in the tundra stays frozen for most of the year, though the top soil thaws for several months. This is long enough to allow grass, moss, small shrubs and wildflowers to have a growing season.

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