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Emerging markets Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km

DEFINITION: Agricultural land (sq. km). Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land 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. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 5.19 million sq. km 2011
2 Brazil 2.75 million sq. km 2011
3 Russia 2.15 million sq. km 2011
4 India 1.8 million sq. km 2011
5 Argentina 1.48 million sq. km 2011
6 Mexico 1.03 million sq. km 2011
7 South Africa 963,740 sq. km 2011
8 Indonesia 545,000 sq. km 2011
9 Colombia 437,856 sq. km 2011
10 Ukraine 412,810 sq. km 2011
11 Turkey 382,470 sq. km 2011
12 Pakistan 265,500 sq. km 2011
13 Peru 215,000 sq. km 2011
14 Venezuela 212,500 sq. km 2011
15 Thailand 210,600 sq. km 2011
16 Chile 157,890 sq. km 2011
17 Poland 147,790 sq. km 2011
18 Romania 139,820 sq. km 2011
19 Philippines 121,000 sq. km 2011
20 Malaysia 78,700 sq. km 2011
21 Hungary 53,370 sq. km 2011
22 Bulgaria 50,880 sq. km 2011
23 Lithuania 28,059 sq. km 2011
24 Latvia 18,160 sq. km 2011
25 Estonia 9,450 sq. km 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Food and Agriculture Organization. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Emerging-markets/Agriculture/Agricultural-land/Sq.-km

Emerging markets Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km

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Interesting observations about Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km

  • United States ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Christian countries in 2011.
  • China has had the highest agricultural land > sq. km since 1985.
  • Australia ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Hot countries in 2011.
  • Russia ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Europe in 2011.
  • Brazil ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Catholic countries in 2011.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Muslim countries in 2011.
  • France ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst European Union in 2011.
  • Sudan ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.
  • Canada ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst NATO countries in 2011.
  • India ranked third for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Former British colonies in 2011.
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