Western Europe 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 France 290,900 sq. km 2011
2 United Kingdom 171,640 sq. km 2011
3 Germany 167,190 sq. km 2011
4 Ireland 45,550 sq. km 2011
5 Austria 28,690 sq. km 2011
6 Netherlands 18,948 sq. km 2011
7 Switzerland 15,229 sq. km 2011
8 Belgium 13,370 sq. km 2011
9 Luxembourg 1,310 sq. km 2011
10 Isle of Man 426 sq. km 2011
11 Andorra 203 sq. km 2011
12 Channel Islands 96 sq. km 2011
13 Liechtenstein 65 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/Western-Europe/Agriculture/Agricultural-land/Sq.-km

Western Europe Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km


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