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Southern Europe: 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.
  • 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 SOUTHERN EUROPEAN TOTAL SOUTHERN EUROPEAN AVERAGE DATES
Area > Land 1.03 million sq km
571867% of surveyed countries
146,561.46 sq km
2451 times more than average
2008
Area > Land > Per capita 7.53 sq km per 1,000 people
8 times less than average
2008
Area > Total 1.04 million sq km
0% of surveyed countries
115,599.1 sq km
5 times less than average
2013
Area > Water 15,530 sq km
0% of surveyed countries
1,725.56 sq km
11 times less than average
2013
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 672
73% less than average
2011
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 672
75% less than average
2008
Coastline 28,889.8 km
3% of surveyed countries
4,127.11 km
11% less than average
2011
Land area > Sq. km 146,162.86 sq km
5 times less than average
2008
Land use > Arable land 16.5%
29% more than average
2013
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 10.71 nautical mile
64% less than average
2013
Population density > People per sq. km 328.66 people/m²
14% less than average
2005
Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land 204.54 people/km² of arable lan
54% less than average
2005
Surface area > Sq. km 1.04 million km²
0% of surveyed countries
148,631.43 km²
5 times less than average
2005
Total area > Sq. km 148,631.43
5 times less than average
2008
Total renewable water resources 74.43
4 times less than average
2011

Citation

"Southern European Geography Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Southern-Europe/Geography