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Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km: Group totals

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
World 50.93 million sq. km 2011
Hot countries 24.42 million sq. km 2011
Christian countries 23.4 million sq. km 2011
Sparsely populated countries 20.39 million sq. km 2011
Emerging markets 18.85 million sq. km 2011
Cold countries 17.29 million sq. km 2011
Former British colonies 16.07 million sq. km 2011
Muslim countries 12.82 million sq. km 2011
East Asia and Pacific 11.92 million sq. km 2011
Non-religious countries 10.91 million sq. km 2011
High income OECD countries 10.79 million sq. km 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa 10.64 million sq. km 2011
Religious countries 10.1 million sq. km 2011
Catholic countries 8.56 million sq. km 2011
Landlocked countries 8.49 million sq. km 2011
Heavily indebted countries 7.95 million sq. km 2011
Latin America and Caribbean 7.4 million sq. km 2011
Former Soviet republics 5.66 million sq. km 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) 5.55 million sq. km 2011
South and Central Asia 5.45 million sq. km 2011
Europe 5.17 million sq. km 2011
failed states 4.89 million sq. km 2011
Former French colonies 4.78 million sq. km 2011
Former Spanish colonies 4.73 million sq. km 2011
OPEC countries 4.44 million sq. km 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa 3.73 million sq. km 2011
Eastern Europe 3.33 million sq. km 2011
NATO countries 2.8 million sq. km 2011
South Asia 2.54 million sq. km 2011
European Union 1.88 million sq. km 2011
Eurozone 1.17 million sq. km 2011
Tourist destinations 1.13 million sq. km 2011
Western Europe 753,617 sq. km 2011
Potential Future EU Members 498,810 sq. km 2011