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Sparsely populated countries 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 Australia 4.1 million sq. km 2011
2 Russia 2.15 million sq. km 2011
3 Kazakhstan 2.09 million sq. km 2011
4 Saudi Arabia 1.73 million sq. km 2011
5 Argentina 1.48 million sq. km 2011
6 Mongolia 1.14 million sq. km 2011
7 Sudan 1.09 million sq. km 2011
8 Canada 625,970 sq. km 2011
9 Angola 583,900 sq. km 2011
10 Chad 499,320 sq. km 2011
11 Somalia 441,290 sq. km 2011
12 Niger 437,820 sq. km 2011
13 Mali 416,210 sq. km 2011
14 Algeria 413,830 sq. km 2011
15 Mauritania 397,110 sq. km 2011
16 Namibia 388,090 sq. km 2011
17 Bolivia 370,550 sq. km 2011
18 Turkmenistan 326,600 sq. km 2011
19 South Sudan 285,332 sq. km 2011
20 Botswana 258,610 sq. km 2011
21 Zambia 234,350 sq. km 2011
22 Paraguay 209,900 sq. km 2011
23 Libya 155,850 sq. km 2011
24 Uruguay 143,780 sq. km 2011
25 New Zealand 113,710 sq. km 2011
26 Republic of the Congo 105,600 sq. km 2011
27 Gabon 51,600 sq. km 2011
28 Central African Republic 50,800 sq. km 2011
29 Finland 22,860 sq. km 2011
30 Oman 17,705 sq. km 2011
31 Guyana 16,770 sq. km 2011
32 Iceland 15,910 sq. km 2011
33 Papua New Guinea 11,900 sq. km 2011
34 Norway 9,980 sq. km 2011
35 Bhutan 5,200 sq. km 2011
36 New Caledonia 2,510 sq. km 2011
37 Greenland 2,359 sq. km 2011
38 Belize 1,570 sq. km 2011
39 Solomon Islands 910 sq. km 2011
40 Suriname 820 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/Sparsely-populated-countries/Agriculture/Agricultural-land/Sq.-km

Sparsely populated countries 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.
  • Singapore has ranked last for agricultural land > sq. km since 2003.
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