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Hot 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 159.65 million hectares 2005
2 Brazil 59 million hectares 2003
3 Australia 49.4 million hectares 2005
4 Nigeria 30.5 million hectares 2003
5 Mexico 24.8 million hectares 2003
6 Indonesia 23 million hectares 2005
7 Pakistan 21.27 million hectares 2005
8 Sudan 17 million hectares 2003
9 Niger 14.48 million hectares 2003
10 Thailand 14.13 million hectares 2003
11 Ethiopia 11.06 million hectares 2003
12 Burma 10.09 million hectares 2003
13 Bangladesh 7.96 million hectares 2005
14 Algeria 7.54 million hectares 2003
15 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.7 million hectares 2003
16 Vietnam 6.6 million hectares 2005
17 Cameroon 5.96 million hectares 2003
18 Iraq 5.75 million hectares 2003
19 Philippines 5.7 million hectares 2003
20 Zambia 5.26 million hectares 2003
21 Uganda 5.2 million hectares 2003
22 Burkina Faso 4.84 million hectares 2003
23 Mali 4.8 million hectares 2005
24 Kenya 4.65 million hectares 2003
25 Mozambique 4.35 million hectares 2003
26 Ghana 4.18 million hectares 2003
27 Tanzania 4 million hectares 2003
28 Cambodia 3.7 million hectares 2005
=29 Saudi Arabia 3.6 million hectares 2003
=29 Chad 3.6 million hectares 2003
=31 Cote d'Ivoire 3.3 million hectares 2003
=31 Angola 3.3 million hectares 2003
33 Zimbabwe 3.22 million hectares 2003
34 Cuba 3.06 million hectares 2003
35 Bolivia 3.05 million hectares 2003
36 Paraguay 3.04 million hectares 2003
37 Egypt 3 million hectares 2005
38 Madagascar 2.95 million hectares 2003
39 Benin 2.65 million hectares 2003
40 Venezuela 2.6 million hectares 2003
41 Togo 2.51 million hectares 2003
42 Senegal 2.46 million hectares 2003
43 Malawi 2.45 million hectares 2003
44 Colombia 2 million hectares 2005
45 Nicaragua 1.93 million hectares 2003
46 Libya 1.81 million hectares 2003
47 Malaysia 1.8 million hectares 2003
48 Yemen 1.54 million hectares 2003
49 Guatemala 1.44 million hectares 2003
50 Ecuador 1.35 million hectares 2005
51 Guinea 1.1 million hectares 2003
52 Dominican Republic 1.1 million hectares 2003
53 Honduras 1.07 million hectares 2003
54 Somalia 1.04 million hectares 2003
55 Laos 1,000,000 hectares 2005
56 Sri Lanka 916,000 hectares 2003
57 Haiti 780,000 hectares 2003
58 El Salvador 660,000 hectares 2003
59 Sierra Leone 570,000 hectares 2003
60 Eritrea 562,000 hectares 2003
61 Panama 548,000 hectares 2003
62 Mauritania 488,000 hectares 2003
63 Guyana 480,000 hectares 2003
64 Liberia 382,000 hectares 2003
65 Botswana 377,000 hectares 2003
66 Gabon 325,000 hectares 2003
67 Guinea-Bissau 300,000 hectares 2003
=68 Costa Rica 225,000 hectares 2003
=68 Papua New Guinea 225,000 hectares 2003
70 Fiji 200,000 hectares 2003
71 Swaziland 178,000 hectares 2003
72 Jamaica 174,000 hectares 2003
73 Equatorial Guinea 130,000 hectares 2003
74 Mauritius 100,000 hectares 2005
75 Comoros 80,000 hectares 2003
76 Trinidad and Tobago 75,000 hectares 2003
77 Belize 70,000 hectares 2003
78 Samoa 60,000 hectares 2003
79 Suriname 58,000 hectares 2003
80 Cape Verde 46,000 hectares 2003
81 Oman 37,000 hectares 2003
=82 Qatar 18,000 hectares 2005
=82 Solomon Islands 18,000 hectares 2003
84 Barbados 16,000 hectares 2003
=85 Tonga 15,000 hectares 2003
=85 Kuwait 15,000 hectares 2005
87 Brunei 14,000 hectares 2005
=88 The Bahamas 8,000 hectares 2003
=88 Antigua and Barbuda 8,000 hectares 2003
90 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7,000 hectares 2003
91 New Caledonia 6,000 hectares 2003
92 Dominica 5,000 hectares 2003
=93 Maldives 4,000 hectares 2003
=93 Saint Lucia 4,000 hectares 2003
=95 Virgin Islands 2,000 hectares 2003
=95 Bahrain 2,000 hectares 2005
=95 Marshall Islands 2,000 hectares 2005
=95 Kiribati 2,000 hectares 2003
=95 Grenada 2,000 hectares 2003
=100 Bermuda 1,000 hectares 2003
=100 Seychelles 1,000 hectares 2003
=100 Djibouti 1,000 hectares 2003
103 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/Hot-countries/Agriculture/Arable-land/Hectares

Hot 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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