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Cold countries Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

DEFINITION: Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States 174.45 million hectares 2005
2 Russia 121.78 million hectares 2005
3 China 103.4 million hectares 2003
4 Canada 45.66 million hectares 2003
5 Ukraine 32.45 million hectares 2005
6 Kazakhstan 22.36 million hectares 2005
7 Poland 12.14 million hectares 2005
8 Germany 11.9 million hectares 2005
9 Romania 9.29 million hectares 2005
10 United Kingdom 5.73 million hectares 2005
11 Belarus 5.46 million hectares 2005
12 Hungary 4.6 million hectares 2005
13 Czech Republic 3.05 million hectares 2005
14 North Korea 2.8 million hectares 2005
15 Sweden 2.7 million hectares 2005
16 Nepal 2.36 million hectares 2005
17 Denmark 2.24 million hectares 2005
18 Finland 2.23 million hectares 2005
19 Chile 1.98 million hectares 2003
20 Lithuania 1.91 million hectares 2005
21 Slovakia 1.39 million hectares 2005
22 Austria 1.39 million hectares 2005
23 Kyrgyzstan 1.28 million hectares 2005
24 Ireland 1.22 million hectares 2005
25 Mongolia 1.2 million hectares 2003
26 Latvia 1.09 million hectares 2005
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,000,000 hectares 2005
28 Tajikistan 930,000 hectares 2003
29 Norway 859,000 hectares 2005
30 Belgium 844,000 hectares 2005
31 Georgia 802,000 hectares 2005
32 Estonia 591,000 hectares 2005
33 Armenia 495,000 hectares 2005
34 Switzerland 410,000 hectares 2005
35 Slovenia 176,000 hectares 2005
36 Bhutan 159,000 hectares 2005
37 Luxembourg 60,000 hectares 2005
38 Iceland 7,000 hectares 2005
39 Liechtenstein 4,000 hectares 2005
40 Andorra 1,000 hectares 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Cold-countries/Agriculture/Arable-land/Hectares

Cold countries Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

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Interesting observations about Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

  • United States has had the highest arable land > hectares since 1961.
  • Russia ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Singapore has ranked last for arable land > hectares since 1989.
  • France ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Canada ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst NATO countries in 2003.
  • India has ranked #2 in arable land > hectares since 1961.
  • Australia ranked second for arable land > hectares amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
  • China ranked third for arable land > hectares amongst Cold countries in 2003.
  • Spain ranked second for arable land > hectares amongst Eurozone in 2005.
  • Japan ranked last for arable land > hectares amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.
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