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Former British colonies 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States 174.45 million hectares 2005
2 India 159.65 million hectares 2005
3 Australia 49.4 million hectares 2005
4 Canada 45.66 million hectares 2003
5 Nigeria 30.5 million hectares 2003
6 Pakistan 21.27 million hectares 2005
7 Sudan 17 million hectares 2003
8 Burma 10.09 million hectares 2003
9 Bangladesh 7.96 million hectares 2005
10 Zambia 5.26 million hectares 2003
11 Uganda 5.2 million hectares 2003
12 Kenya 4.65 million hectares 2003
13 Ghana 4.18 million hectares 2003
14 Tanzania 4 million hectares 2003
15 Zimbabwe 3.22 million hectares 2003
16 Egypt 3 million hectares 2005
17 Malawi 2.45 million hectares 2003
18 Malaysia 1.8 million hectares 2003
19 Yemen 1.54 million hectares 2003
20 New Zealand 1.5 million hectares 2003
21 Somalia 1.04 million hectares 2003
22 Sri Lanka 916,000 hectares 2003
23 Namibia 815,000 hectares 2003
24 Sierra Leone 570,000 hectares 2003
25 Guyana 480,000 hectares 2003
26 Botswana 377,000 hectares 2003
27 Lesotho 330,000 hectares 2003
28 Israel 317,000 hectares 2005
29 The Gambia 315,000 hectares 2003
30 Fiji 200,000 hectares 2003
31 Jordan 184,000 hectares 2005
32 Swaziland 178,000 hectares 2003
33 Jamaica 174,000 hectares 2003
34 Bhutan 159,000 hectares 2005
35 Trinidad and Tobago 75,000 hectares 2003
36 Belize 70,000 hectares 2003
37 United Arab Emirates 64,000 hectares 2003
38 Qatar 18,000 hectares 2005
39 Barbados 16,000 hectares 2003
40 Kuwait 15,000 hectares 2005
41 Brunei 14,000 hectares 2005
=42 Antigua and Barbuda 8,000 hectares 2003
=42 The Bahamas 8,000 hectares 2003
44 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7,000 hectares 2003
45 Dominica 5,000 hectares 2003
=46 Saint Lucia 4,000 hectares 2003
=46 Maldives 4,000 hectares 2003
=48 Grenada 2,000 hectares 2003
=48 Bahrain 2,000 hectares 2005
50 Singapore 600 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/Former-British-colonies/Agriculture/Arable-land/Hectares

Former British colonies 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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