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Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km: Countries Compared

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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 5.19 million sq. km 2011
2 United States 4.11 million sq. km 2011
3 Australia 4.1 million sq. km 2011
4 Brazil 2.75 million sq. km 2011
5 Russia 2.15 million sq. km 2011
6 Kazakhstan 2.09 million sq. km 2011
7 European Union 1.88 million sq. km 2011
8 India 1.8 million sq. km 2011
9 Saudi Arabia 1.73 million sq. km 2011
10 Argentina 1.48 million sq. km 2011
11 Mongolia 1.14 million sq. km 2011
12 Sudan 1.09 million sq. km 2011
13 Mexico 1.03 million sq. km 2011
14 South Africa 963,740 sq. km 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 909,154.42 sq. km 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 793,323 sq. km 2011
15 Nigeria 762,000 sq. km 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 754,000.28 sq. km 2011
16 Canada 625,970 sq. km 2011
17 Angola 583,900 sq. km 2011
18 Indonesia 545,000 sq. km 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 509,749.5 sq. km 2011
South Asia average (profile) 507,814 sq. km 2011
19 Chad 499,320 sq. km 2011
20 Mozambique 494,000 sq. km 2011
21 Iran 489,570 sq. km 2011
22 Somalia 441,290 sq. km 2011
23 Colombia 437,856 sq. km 2011
24 Niger 437,820 sq. km 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 421,012.92 sq. km 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 418,993.46 sq. km 2011
25 Mali 416,210 sq. km 2011
26 Madagascar 413,950 sq. km 2011
27 Algeria 413,830 sq. km 2011
28 Ukraine 412,810 sq. km 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 411,558.21 sq. km 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 411,040.25 sq. km 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 403,586.64 sq. km 2011
29 Mauritania 397,110 sq. km 2011
30 Namibia 388,090 sq. km 2011
31 Turkey 382,470 sq. km 2011
32 Afghanistan 379,100 sq. km 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 377,519.13 sq. km 2011
33 Tanzania 373,000 sq. km 2011
34 Bolivia 370,550 sq. km 2011
35 Ethiopia 356,830 sq. km 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 348,077.21 sq. km 2011
36 Turkmenistan 326,600 sq. km 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 315,176.31 sq. km 2011
failed states average (profile) 305,556.25 sq. km 2011
37 Morocco 301,038 sq. km 2011
38 France 290,900 sq. km 2011
39 South Sudan 285,332 sq. km 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 278,748.69 sq. km 2011
40 Spain 275,342.5 sq. km 2011
41 Kenya 274,500 sq. km 2011
42 Uzbekistan 266,600 sq. km 2011
43 Pakistan 265,500 sq. km 2011
44 Botswana 258,610 sq. km 2011
45 Democratic Republic of the Congo 257,550 sq. km 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 237,104.97 sq. km 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 236,334.33 sq. km 2011
46 Yemen 234,520 sq. km 2011
47 Zambia 234,350 sq. km 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 222,881.84 sq. km 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 217,104.84 sq. km 2011
48 Peru 215,000 sq. km 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 214,036.26 sq. km 2011
49 Venezuela 212,500 sq. km 2011
50 Thailand 210,600 sq. km 2011
51 Paraguay 209,900 sq. km 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 207,334.48 sq. km 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 205,442.25 sq. km 2011
52 Cote d'Ivoire 205,000 sq. km 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 202,087.24 sq. km 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 184,919.55 sq. km 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 183,772.62 sq. km 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 175,193.47 sq. km 2011
53 United Kingdom 171,640 sq. km 2011
54 Germany 167,190 sq. km 2011
55 Zimbabwe 163,200 sq. km 2011
56 Ghana 159,000 sq. km 2011
57 Chile 157,890 sq. km 2011
58 Libya 155,850 sq. km 2011
59 Poland 147,790 sq. km 2011
60 Uruguay 143,780 sq. km 2011
61 Guinea 142,400 sq. km 2011
62 Uganda 140,620 sq. km 2011
63 Romania 139,820 sq. km 2011
64 Italy 139,326 sq. km 2011
65 Syria 138,640 sq. km 2011
66 Burma 125,580 sq. km 2011
67 Philippines 121,000 sq. km 2011
68 Burkina Faso 117,650 sq. km 2011
69 New Zealand 113,710 sq. km 2011
Europe average (profile) 110,026.52 sq. km 2011
70 Vietnam 108,420 sq. km 2011
71 Kyrgyzstan 106,085 sq. km 2011
72 Republic of the Congo 105,600 sq. km 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 103,559.57 sq. km 2011
73 Tunisia 100,720 sq. km 2011
74 Cameroon 96,000 sq. km 2011
75 Senegal 95,050 sq. km 2011
76 Bangladesh 91,280 sq. km 2011
77 Belarus 88,750 sq. km 2011
78 Iraq 82,100 sq. km 2011
79 Greece 81,520 sq. km 2011
80 Malaysia 78,700 sq. km 2011
81 Eritrea 75,920 sq. km 2011
82 Ecuador 73,460.7 sq. km 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 71,258.57 sq. km 2011
European Union average (profile) 67,100.59 sq. km 2011
83 Cuba 65,700 sq. km 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 65,230.36 sq. km 2011
Western Europe average (profile) 57,970.54 sq. km 2011
84 Cambodia 56,550 sq. km 2011
85 Malawi 55,800 sq. km 2011
86 Hungary 53,370 sq. km 2011
87 Gabon 51,600 sq. km 2011
88 Nicaragua 51,460 sq. km 2011
89 Bulgaria 50,880 sq. km 2011
90 Central African Republic 50,800 sq. km 2011
91 Serbia 50,610 sq. km 2011
92 Tajikistan 48,550 sq. km 2011
93 Azerbaijan 47,687 sq. km 2011
94 Japan 45,610 sq. km 2011
95 Ireland 45,550 sq. km 2011
96 Guatemala 43,950 sq. km 2011
97 Nepal 42,590 sq. km 2011
98 Czech Republic 42,290 sq. km 2011
99 Togo 37,200 sq. km 2011
100 Egypt 36,650 sq. km 2011
101 Portugal 36,360 sq. km 2011
102 Sierra Leone 34,350 sq. km 2011
103 Benin 34,300 sq. km 2011
104 Honduras 32,200 sq. km 2011
105 Sweden 30,660 sq. km 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 28,943.76 sq. km 2011
106 Austria 28,690 sq. km 2011
107 Lithuania 28,059 sq. km 2011
108 Denmark 26,900 sq. km 2011
109 Liberia 26,300 sq. km 2011
110 Sri Lanka 26,200 sq. km 2011
111 North Korea 25,550 sq. km 2011
112 Georgia 24,690 sq. km 2011
113 Moldova 24,590 sq. km 2011
114 Dominican Republic 24,470 sq. km 2011
115 Laos 23,780 sq. km 2011
116 Lesotho 23,120 sq. km 2011
117 Finland 22,860 sq. km 2011
118 Panama 22,670 sq. km 2011
119 Burundi 22,200 sq. km 2011
120 Bosnia and Herzegovina 21,510 sq. km 2011
121 Slovakia 19,297 sq. km 2011
122 Rwanda 19,200 sq. km 2011
123 Netherlands 18,948 sq. km 2011
124 Costa Rica 18,800 sq. km 2011
125 Latvia 18,160 sq. km 2011
126 Oman 17,705 sq. km 2011
127 Haiti 17,700 sq. km 2011
128 South Korea 17,560 sq. km 2011
129 Armenia 17,106 sq. km 2011
130 Djibouti 17,020 sq. km 2011
131 Guyana 16,770 sq. km 2011
132 Guinea-Bissau 16,300 sq. km 2011
133 Iceland 15,910 sq. km 2011
134 El Salvador 15,320 sq. km 2011
135 Switzerland 15,229 sq. km 2011
136 Belgium 13,370 sq. km 2011
137 Croatia 13,261 sq. km 2011
138 Swaziland 12,220 sq. km 2011
139 Albania 12,010 sq. km 2011
140 Papua New Guinea 11,900 sq. km 2011
141 Republic of Macedonia 11,180 sq. km 2011
142 Jordan 10,026 sq. km 2011
143 Norway 9,980 sq. km 2011
144 Estonia 9,450 sq. km 2011
145 Lebanon 6,380 sq. km 2011
146 The Gambia 6,150 sq. km 2011
147 Kosovo 5,700 sq. km 2007
148 Israel 5,205 sq. km 2011
149 Bhutan 5,200 sq. km 2011
150 Montenegro 5,120 sq. km 2011
151 Slovenia 4,585 sq. km 2011
152 Jamaica 4,490 sq. km 2011
153 Fiji 4,276 sq. km 2011
154 United Arab Emirates 3,973 sq. km 2011
155 East Timor 3,600 sq. km 2011
156 Equatorial Guinea 3,040 sq. km 2011
157 New Caledonia 2,510 sq. km 2011
158 Greenland 2,359 sq. km 2011
159 Puerto Rico 1,900 sq. km 2011
160 Vanuatu 1,870 sq. km 2011
161 Belize 1,570 sq. km 2011
162 Comoros 1,550 sq. km 2011
163 Kuwait 1,520 sq. km 2011
164 Luxembourg 1,310 sq. km 2011
165 Cyprus 1,185 sq. km 2011
166 Federated States of Micronesia 954 sq. km 2011
167 Solomon Islands 910 sq. km 2011
168 Mauritius 890 sq. km 2011
169 Suriname 820 sq. km 2011
170 Cape Verde 750 sq. km 2011
171 Qatar 660 sq. km 2011
172 Trinidad and Tobago 540 sq. km 2011
173 Sao Tome and Principe 487 sq. km 2011
174 French Polynesia 455 sq. km 2011
175 Isle of Man 426 sq. km 2011
176 Samoa 350 sq. km 2011
177 Kiribati 340 sq. km 2011
178 Tonga 310 sq. km 2011
179 Dominica 260 sq. km 2011
180 Andorra 203 sq. km 2011
181 Guam 180 sq. km 2011
=182 Barbados 150 sq. km 2011
=182 The Bahamas 150 sq. km 2011
184 Marshall Islands 130 sq. km 2011
185 Brunei 114 sq. km 2011
=186 Saint Lucia 110 sq. km 2011
=186 Grenada 110 sq. km 2011
188 Malta 103 sq. km 2011
189 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 100 sq. km 2011
190 Channel Islands 96 sq. km 2011
191 Antigua and Barbuda 90 sq. km 2011
192 Bahrain 83.6 sq. km 2011
193 Maldives 70 sq. km 2011
194 Liechtenstein 65 sq. km 2011
195 Saint Kitts and Nevis 60 sq. km 2011
196 Palau 50 sq. km 2011
197 American Samoa 49 sq. km 2011
=198 Faeroe Islands 30 sq. km 2011
=198 Northern Mariana Islands 30 sq. km 2011
=198 Seychelles 30 sq. km 2011
201 Cayman Islands 27 sq. km 2011
202 Aruba 20 sq. km 2011
203 Tuvalu 18 sq. km 2011
=204 Turks and Caicos Islands 10 sq. km 2011
=204 San Marino 10 sq. km 2011
206 Bermuda 7.4 sq. km 2011
207 Singapore 7.3 sq. km 2011

Citation

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Interesting observations about Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km

  • United States ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Christian countries in 2011.
  • China has had the highest agricultural land > sq. km since 1985.
  • Australia ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Hot countries in 2011.
  • Russia ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Europe in 2011.
  • Brazil ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Catholic countries in 2011.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Muslim countries in 2011.
  • France ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst European Union in 2011.
  • Sudan ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.
  • Canada ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst NATO countries in 2011.
  • India ranked third for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Former British colonies in 2011.
  • Singapore has ranked last for agricultural land > sq. km since 2003.
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