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High income OECD countries: Geography stats

Definitions

  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land: Rural population density is the rural population divided by the arable land area. Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. 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.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
STAT HIGH INCOME TOTAL HIGH INCOME AVERAGE DATES
Area > Land 30.91 million sq km
17228434% of surveyed countries
1.03 million sq km
17228 times more than average
2008
Area > Land > Per capita 48.23 sq km per 1,000 people
23% less than average
2008
Area > Total 33.38 million sq km
24% of surveyed countries
1.08 million sq km
84% more than average
2013
Area > Water 1.8 million sq km
42% of surveyed countries
59,861.13 sq km
3 times more than average
2013
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 955.1
22% less than average
2011
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 944.47
24% less than average
2008
Coastline 396,194.1 km
47% of surveyed countries
15,238.23 km
3 times more than average
2011
Irrigated land 34,700 sq km
418072% of surveyed countries
34,700 sq km
4181 times more than average
2011
Land area > Sq. km 1.05 million sq km
55% more than average
2008
Land use > Arable land 17.98%
41% more than average
2013
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile
47% less than average
2013
Population density > People per sq. km 140.48 people/m²
3 times less than average
2005
Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land 208.94 people/km² of arable lan
51% less than average
2005
Surface area > Sq. km 33.1 million km²
24% of surveyed countries
1.07 million km²
59% more than average
2005
Total area > Sq. km 1.1 million
57% more than average
2008

Citation

"High income Geography Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/High-income-OECD-countries/Geography