South and Central Asia 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.


1 Kazakhstan 2.09 million sq. km 2011
2 India 1.8 million sq. km 2011
3 Afghanistan 379,100 sq. km 2011
4 Turkmenistan 326,600 sq. km 2011
5 Uzbekistan 266,600 sq. km 2011
6 Pakistan 265,500 sq. km 2011
7 Kyrgyzstan 106,085 sq. km 2011
8 Bangladesh 91,280 sq. km 2011
9 Tajikistan 48,550 sq. km 2011
10 Nepal 42,590 sq. km 2011
11 Sri Lanka 26,200 sq. km 2011
12 Bhutan 5,200 sq. km 2011
13 Maldives 70 sq. km 2011


"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/South-and-Central-Asia/Agriculture/Agricultural-land/Sq.-km

South and Central Asia Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km


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