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European Union 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 France 18.51 million hectares 2005
2 Spain 13.7 million hectares 2005
3 Poland 12.14 million hectares 2005
4 Germany 11.9 million hectares 2005
5 Romania 9.29 million hectares 2005
6 Italy 7.74 million hectares 2005
7 United Kingdom 5.73 million hectares 2005
8 Hungary 4.6 million hectares 2005
9 Bulgaria 3.17 million hectares 2005
10 Czech Republic 3.05 million hectares 2005
11 Sweden 2.7 million hectares 2005
12 Greece 2.63 million hectares 2005
13 Denmark 2.24 million hectares 2005
14 Finland 2.23 million hectares 2005
15 Lithuania 1.91 million hectares 2005
16 Portugal 1.53 million hectares 2005
17 Slovakia 1.39 million hectares 2005
18 Austria 1.39 million hectares 2005
19 Ireland 1.22 million hectares 2005
20 Croatia 1.11 million hectares 2005
21 Latvia 1.09 million hectares 2005
22 Netherlands 908,000 hectares 2005
23 Belgium 844,000 hectares 2005
24 Estonia 591,000 hectares 2005
25 Slovenia 176,000 hectares 2005
26 Cyprus 100,000 hectares 2005
27 Luxembourg 60,000 hectares 2005
28 Malta 9,000 hectares 2005

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/European-Union/Agriculture/Arable-land/Hectares

European Union 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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