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NATO 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 NATO TOTAL NATO AVERAGE DATES
Area > Land 13.06 million sq km
7281356% of surveyed countries
522,510.16 sq km
8738 times more than average
2008
Area > Land > Per capita 35.81 sq km per 1,000 people
65% less than average
2008
Area > Total 14.75 million sq km
10% of surveyed countries
546,355.26 sq km
7% less than average
2013
Area > Water 1 million sq km
23% of surveyed countries
37,038.11 sq km
Twice as much as average
2013
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 856.48
36% less than average
2011
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 856.48
37% less than average
2008
Coastline 305,152.1 km
36% of surveyed countries
13,267.48 km
3 times more than average
2011
Irrigated land 8.3 sq km
100% of surveyed countries
8.3 sq km
The same as average
2013
Land area > Sq. km 505,744.07 sq km
34% less than average
2008
Land use > Arable land 24.72%
93% more than average
2013
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 11.74 nautical mile
50% less than average
2013
Population density > People per sq. km 125.72 people/m²
3 times less than average
2005
Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land 156.94 people/km² of arable lan
Twice as less as average
2005
Surface area > Sq. km 14.66 million km²
10% of surveyed countries
542,940 km²
24% less than average
2005
Total area > Sq. km 542,859.63
29% less than average
2008

Citation

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