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Western Europe: Geography > Land use stats

Definitions

  • 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
  • Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
STAT WESTERN EUROPEAN TOTAL WESTERN EUROPEAN AVERAGE DATES
Arable land 21.53%
68% more than average
2013
Other 68.45%
12% less than average
2013
Permanent crops 0.548%
8 times less than average
2013

Citation

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