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Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km > Per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Mongolia 392.97 per 1,000 people 2007
2 Australia 208.21 per 1,000 people 2007
3 Namibia 188.82 per 1,000 people 2007
4 Botswana 142.4 per 1,000 people 2007
5 Kazakhstan 136.01 per 1,000 people 2007
6 Mauritania 121.44 per 1,000 people 2007
7 Iceland 75.55 per 1,000 people 2007
8 Turkmenistan 63.98 per 1,000 people 2007
9 Saudi Arabia 62.91 per 1,000 people 2007
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 54.17 per 1,000 people 2007
10 Chad 49.9 per 1,000 people 2007
11 Somalia 48.28 per 1,000 people 2007
12 Angola 46.96 per 1,000 people 2007
13 Uruguay 42.43 per 1,000 people 2007
14 Greenland 41.71 per 1,000 people 2007
15 Bolivia 40.38 per 1,000 people 2007
16 Gabon 35.47 per 1,000 people 2007
17 Sudan 34.73 per 1,000 people 2007
18 Djibouti 34.27 per 1,000 people 2007
19 Niger 33.75 per 1,000 people 2007
20 Argentina 33.09 per 1,000 people 2007
21 Mali 33.03 per 1,000 people 2007
22 Paraguay 30.59 per 1,000 people 2007
23 New Zealand 29.85 per 1,000 people 2007
Landlocked countries average (profile) 28.81 per 1,000 people 2007
24 Congo, Republic of the 27.75 per 1,000 people 2007
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 26.6 per 1,000 people 2007
25 Libya 25.76 per 1,000 people 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) 23.48 per 1,000 people 2007
26 Mozambique 23.34 per 1,000 people 2007
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 22.73 per 1,000 people 2007
27 South Africa 22.59 per 1,000 people 2007
28 Zambia 22.3 per 1,000 people 2007
Cold countries average (profile) 22.15 per 1,000 people 2007
29 Guyana 21.84 per 1,000 people 2007
30 Madagascar 21 per 1,000 people 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 20.94 per 1,000 people 2007
31 Kyrgyzstan 20.3 per 1,000 people 2007
32 Canada 20.25 per 1,000 people 2007
South and Central Asia average (profile) 19.82 per 1,000 people 2007
Muslim countries average (profile) 18.95 per 1,000 people 2007
Former French colonies average (profile) 18.78 per 1,000 people 2007
Former British colonies average (profile) 17.43 per 1,000 people 2007
OPEC countries average (profile) 16.82 per 1,000 people 2007
failed states average (profile) 15.84 per 1,000 people 2007
33 Eritrea 15.37 per 1,000 people 2007
34 Russia 15.24 per 1,000 people 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.21 per 1,000 people 2007
Hot countries average (profile) 13.89 per 1,000 people 2007
35 Brazil 13.87 per 1,000 people 2007
36 United States 13.65 per 1,000 people 2007
37 Guinea 13.64 per 1,000 people 2007
Christian countries average (profile) 13.58 per 1,000 people 2007
38 Zimbabwe 12.55 per 1,000 people 2007
39 Algeria 12.38 per 1,000 people 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 12.25 per 1,000 people 2007
40 Afghanistan 12.12 per 1,000 people 2007
41 Central African Republic 11.91 per 1,000 people 2007
42 Swaziland 11.84 per 1,000 people 2007
43 New Caledonia 11.35 per 1,000 people 2007
44 Cote d'Ivoire 11.21 per 1,000 people 2007
45 Guinea-Bissau 11.07 per 1,000 people 2007
46 Lesotho 10.84 per 1,000 people 2007
47 Ireland 10.41 per 1,000 people 2007
48 Mexico 9.82 per 1,000 people 2007
49 Chile 9.68 per 1,000 people 2007
50 Uzbekistan 9.59 per 1,000 people 2007
=51 Colombia 9.56 per 1,000 people 2007
=51 Tunisia 9.56 per 1,000 people 2007
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 9.51 per 1,000 people 2007
53 Belarus 9.2 per 1,000 people 2007
54 Nicaragua 9.16 per 1,000 people 2007
Religious countries average (profile) 9.1 per 1,000 people 2007
55 Ukraine 8.91 per 1,000 people 2007
56 Morocco 8.88 per 1,000 people 2007
57 Tanzania 8.68 per 1,000 people 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 8.24 per 1,000 people 2007
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 8.23 per 1,000 people 2007
58 Venezuela 8.2 per 1,000 people 2007
Tourist destinations average (profile) 8.18 per 1,000 people 2007
59 Latvia 8.14 per 1,000 people 2007
60 Liberia 8.13 per 1,000 people 2007
61 Burkina Faso 7.86 per 1,000 people 2007
62 Greece 7.73 per 1,000 people 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 7.7 per 1,000 people 2007
Catholic countries average (profile) 7.67 per 1,000 people 2007
63 Lithuania 7.54 per 1,000 people 2007
64 Peru 7.52 per 1,000 people 2007
65 Kenya 7.31 per 1,000 people 2007
66 Syria 7.2 per 1,000 people 2007
67 Spain 7.09 per 1,000 people 2007
68 Bulgaria 6.99 per 1,000 people 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 6.94 per 1,000 people 2007
69 Vanuatu 6.93 per 1,000 people 2007
70 Senegal 6.9 per 1,000 people 2007
71 Panama 6.88 per 1,000 people 2007
72 Costa Rica 6.65 per 1,000 people 2007
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 6.59 per 1,000 people 2007
73 Ghana 6.48 per 1,000 people 2007
74 Tajikistan 6.47 per 1,000 people 2007
Europe average (profile) 6.4 per 1,000 people 2007
75 Togo 6.37 per 1,000 people 2007
76 Estonia 6.25 per 1,000 people 2007
77 Romania 6.08 per 1,000 people 2007
78 Equatorial Guinea 5.88 per 1,000 people 2007
Eastern Europe average (profile) 5.86 per 1,000 people 2007
79 Azerbaijan 5.86 per 1,000 people 2007
80 Hungary 5.83 per 1,000 people 2007
81 Nigeria 5.81 per 1,000 people 2007
82 Cuba 5.81 per 1,000 people 2007
83 Moldova 5.75 per 1,000 people 2007
84 Oman 5.61 per 1,000 people 2007
85 Turkey 5.54 per 1,000 people 2007
86 Armenia 5.43 per 1,000 people 2007
87 Georgia 5.42 per 1,000 people 2007
88 Ecuador 5.39 per 1,000 people 2007
89 Sierra Leone 5.17 per 1,000 people 2007
90 Belize 5.16 per 1,000 people 2007
91 Cameroon 5.07 per 1,000 people 2007
92 Serbia and Montenegro 4.98 per 1,000 people 2007
93 Denmark 4.87 per 1,000 people 2007
94 France 4.83 per 1,000 people 2006
95 The Gambia 4.82 per 1,000 people 2007
96 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.72 per 1,000 people 2007
97 Fiji 4.66 per 1,000 people 2007
98 Ethiopia 4.58 per 1,000 people 2007
99 Finland 4.38 per 1,000 people 2007
European Union average (profile) 4.36 per 1,000 people 2007
100 Benin 4.36 per 1,000 people 2007
101 Uganda 4.23 per 1,000 people 2007
102 Poland 4.2 per 1,000 people 2007
103 China 4.18 per 1,000 people 2007
104 Honduras 4.18 per 1,000 people 2007
105 Czech Republic 4.15 per 1,000 people 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 4.07 per 1,000 people 2007
106 Samoa 4.01 per 1,000 people 2007
107 Austria 3.95 per 1,000 people 2007
108 Cambodia 3.9 per 1,000 people 2007
109 European Union 3.88 per 1,000 people 2007
South Asia average (profile) 3.68 per 1,000 people 2007
110 Malawi 3.65 per 1,000 people 2007
111 East Timor 3.58 per 1,000 people 2007
112 Slovakia 3.54 per 1,000 people 2007
113 Guatemala 3.51 per 1,000 people 2007
114 Sweden 3.47 per 1,000 people 2007
115 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.44 per 1,000 people 2007
116 Iraq 3.44 per 1,000 people 2007
117 Kiribati 3.43 per 1,000 people 2007
118 Portugal 3.29 per 1,000 people 2007
119 Laos 3.26 per 1,000 people 2007
120 Dominica 3.18 per 1,000 people 2007
121 Malaysia 3.17 per 1,000 people 2007
122 Albania 3.11 per 1,000 people 2007
123 Thailand 3.04 per 1,000 people 2007
124 United Kingdom 2.9 per 1,000 people 2007
125 Palau 2.88 per 1,000 people 2007
126 Sao Tome and Principe 2.86 per 1,000 people 2007
127 Burundi 2.73 per 1,000 people 2007
128 Luxembourg 2.73 per 1,000 people 2007
129 Dominican Republic 2.69 per 1,000 people 2007
130 Croatia 2.67 per 1,000 people 2007
131 Tonga 2.65 per 1,000 people 2007
132 Burma 2.53 per 1,000 people 2007
133 Slovenia 2.49 per 1,000 people 2007
134 Bhutan 2.41 per 1,000 people 2007
135 Italy 2.39 per 1,000 people 2007
136 Marshall Islands 2.27 per 1,000 people 2007
137 El Salvador 2.24 per 1,000 people 2007
138 Norway 2.23 per 1,000 people 2007
139 Comoros 2.11 per 1,000 people 2007
140 Indonesia 2.07 per 1,000 people 2007
141 Switzerland 2.07 per 1,000 people 2007
142 Germany 2.06 per 1,000 people 2007
143 Cyprus 1.99 per 1,000 people 2007
144 Rwanda 1.94 per 1,000 people 2007
145 Haiti 1.94 per 1,000 people 2007
146 Antigua and Barbuda 1.87 per 1,000 people 2007
147 Jamaica 1.84 per 1,000 people 2007
148 Cape Verde 1.84 per 1,000 people 2007
149 Papua New Guinea 1.79 per 1,000 people 2007
150 Suriname 1.76 per 1,000 people 2007
151 Liechtenstein 1.75 per 1,000 people 2007
152 Lebanon 1.75 per 1,000 people 2007
153 Tuvalu 1.67 per 1,000 people 2007
154 Pakistan 1.66 per 1,000 people 2007
155 French Polynesia 1.61 per 1,000 people 2007
156 Jordan 1.59 per 1,000 people 2007
157 India 1.59 per 1,000 people 2007
158 Solomon Islands 1.48 per 1,000 people 2007
159 Nepal 1.46 per 1,000 people 2007
160 Grenada 1.45 per 1,000 people 2007
161 United Arab Emirates 1.34 per 1,000 people 2007
162 Belgium 1.32 per 1,000 people 2007
163 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.27 per 1,000 people 2007
164 Philippines 1.26 per 1,000 people 2007
165 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1.19 per 1,000 people 2007
166 Vietnam 1.18 per 1,000 people 2007
167 Netherlands 1.16 per 1,000 people 2007
168 Sri Lanka 1.13 per 1,000 people 2007
169 Guam 1.09 per 1,000 people 2007
170 Mayotte 0.958 per 1,000 people 2007
171 American Samoa 0.867 per 1,000 people 2007
172 Mauritius 0.807 per 1,000 people 2007
173 Qatar 0.783 per 1,000 people 2007
174 Israel 0.78 per 1,000 people 2007
175 Seychelles 0.733 per 1,000 people 2007
176 Barbados 0.676 per 1,000 people 2007
177 Saint Lucia 0.645 per 1,000 people 2007
178 Cayman Islands 0.644 per 1,000 people 2007
179 Faroe Islands 0.631 per 1,000 people 2007
180 Kuwait 0.615 per 1,000 people 2007
181 Bangladesh 0.602 per 1,000 people 2007
182 Trinidad and Tobago 0.511 per 1,000 people 2007
183 Puerto Rico 0.479 per 1,000 people 2007
184 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.46 per 1,000 people 2007
185 The Bahamas 0.458 per 1,000 people 2007
186 Virgin Islands 0.369 per 1,000 people 2007
187 Japan 0.365 per 1,000 people 2007
188 Netherlands Antilles 0.358 per 1,000 people 2007
189 Northern Mariana Islands 0.355 per 1,000 people 2007
190 Maldives 0.352 per 1,000 people 2007
191 San Marino 0.338 per 1,000 people 2007
192 Brunei 0.304 per 1,000 people 2007
193 Malta 0.231 per 1,000 people 2007
194 Aruba 0.2 per 1,000 people 2007
195 Bermuda 0.151 per 1,000 people 2007
196 Bahrain 0.141 per 1,000 people 2007
197 Singapore 0.002 per 1,000 people 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Agriculture/Agricultural-land/Sq.-km/Per-capita

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Interesting observations about Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km > Per capita

  • Singapore has ranked last for agricultural land > sq. km > per capita since 1961.
  • Australia ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km > per capita amongst Hot countries in 2007.
  • Mongolia has had the highest agricultural land > sq. km > per capita since 1961.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km > per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2007.
  • Iceland ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km > per capita amongst Europe in 2007.
  • Namibia ranked second for agricultural land > sq. km > per capita amongst Christian countries in 2007.
  • Ireland ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km > per capita amongst European Union in 2007.
  • Argentina ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km > per capita amongst Emerging markets in 2007.
  • Bolivia ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km > per capita amongst Catholic countries in 2007.
  • Uruguay ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km > per capita amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2007.
  • Canada ranked third for agricultural land > sq. km > per capita amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2007.
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