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Sparsely populated 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Russia 121.78 million hectares 2005
2 Australia 49.4 million hectares 2005
3 Canada 45.66 million hectares 2003
4 Argentina 27.9 million hectares 2003
5 Kazakhstan 22.36 million hectares 2005
6 Sudan 17 million hectares 2003
7 Niger 14.48 million hectares 2003
8 Algeria 7.54 million hectares 2003
9 Zambia 5.26 million hectares 2003
10 Mali 4.8 million hectares 2005
=11 Chad 3.6 million hectares 2003
=11 Saudi Arabia 3.6 million hectares 2003
13 Angola 3.3 million hectares 2003
14 Bolivia 3.05 million hectares 2003
15 Paraguay 3.04 million hectares 2003
16 Finland 2.23 million hectares 2005
17 Turkmenistan 2.2 million hectares 2003
18 Central African Republic 1.93 million hectares 2003
19 Libya 1.81 million hectares 2003
20 New Zealand 1.5 million hectares 2003
21 Uruguay 1.37 million hectares 2003
22 Mongolia 1.2 million hectares 2003
23 Somalia 1.04 million hectares 2003
24 Norway 859,000 hectares 2005
25 Namibia 815,000 hectares 2003
26 Mauritania 488,000 hectares 2003
27 Guyana 480,000 hectares 2003
28 Botswana 377,000 hectares 2003
29 Gabon 325,000 hectares 2003
30 Papua New Guinea 225,000 hectares 2003
31 Bhutan 159,000 hectares 2005
32 Belize 70,000 hectares 2003
33 Suriname 58,000 hectares 2003
34 Oman 37,000 hectares 2003
35 Solomon Islands 18,000 hectares 2003
36 Iceland 7,000 hectares 2005
37 New Caledonia 6,000 hectares 2003

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/Sparsely-populated-countries/Agriculture/Arable-land/Hectares

Sparsely populated 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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