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Agriculture > Arable land > % of land area: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 BangladeshBangladesh 61.11% of land area 2005
2 MoldovaMoldova 56.22% of land area 2005
3 UkraineUkraine 56.01% of land area 2005
4 IndiaIndia 53.7% of land area 2005
5 DenmarkDenmark 52.72% of land area 2005
6 HungaryHungary 51.33% of land area 2005
7 MauritiusMauritius 49.26% of land area 2005
8 RwandaRwanda 48.64% of land area 2003
9 TogoTogo 46.15% of land area 2003
10 RomaniaRomania 40.39% of land area 2005
11 PolandPoland 39.63% of land area 2005
12 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 39.44% of land area 2005
13 BurundiBurundi 38.55% of land area 2003
14 BarbadosBarbados 37.21% of land area 2003
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 36.45% of land area 2005
15 ComorosComoros 35.87% of land area 2003
16 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 34.36% of land area 2005
17 GermanyGermany 34.13% of land area 2005
18 FranceFrance 33.64% of land area 2005
19 NigeriaNigeria 33.49% of land area 2003
20 El SalvadorEl Salvador 31.85% of land area 2003
21 The GambiaThe Gambia 31.5% of land area 2003
22 TurkeyTurkey 30.96% of land area 2005
23 LithuaniaLithuania 30.41% of land area 2005
24 BulgariaBulgaria 29.21% of land area 2005
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 29.15% of land area 2005
25 SlovakiaSlovakia 28.92% of land area 2005
26 HaitiHaiti 28.3% of land area 2003
27 MaltaMalta 28.12% of land area 2005
28 BelgiumBelgium 27.92% of land area 2005
29 CubaCuba 27.89% of land area 2003
30 ThailandThailand 27.66% of land area 2003
31 PakistanPakistan 27.6% of land area 2005
32 SpainSpain 27.44% of land area 2005
33 NetherlandsNetherlands 26.8% of land area 2005
34 SyriaSyria 26.52% of land area 2005
NATO countries averageNATO average 26.43% of land area 2005
35 UgandaUganda 26.38% of land area 2003
36 ItalyItaly 26.33% of land area 2005
37 BelarusBelarus 26.29% of land area 2005
38 MalawiMalawi 26.04% of land area 2003
European Union averageEuropean Union average 25.7% of land area 2005
39 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 25% of land area 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 24.8% of land area 2005
Europe averageEurope average 24.45% of land area 2005
40 BeninBenin 23.96% of land area 2003
41 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 23.68% of land area 2005
42 North KoreaNorth Korea 23.25% of land area 2005
43 LuxembourgLuxembourg 23.17% of land area 2005
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 22.85% of land area 2005
44 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 22.65% of land area 2003
45 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 22.3% of land area 2005
Eurozone averageEurozone average 21.47% of land area 2005
46 VietnamVietnam 21.29% of land area 2005
47 SamoaSamoa 21.2% of land area 2003
48 AlbaniaAlbania 21.09% of land area 2005
49 CambodiaCambodia 20.96% of land area 2005
50 TongaTonga 20.83% of land area 2003
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 20.81% of land area 2003
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 20.49% of land area 2005
51 GreeceGreece 20.38% of land area 2005
52 BermudaBermuda 20% of land area 2003
53 CroatiaCroatia 19.85% of land area 2005
54 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 19.53% of land area 2005
55 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 19.44% of land area 2003
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 19.34% of land area 2003
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 19.28% of land area 2003
56 PhilippinesPhilippines 19.12% of land area 2003
57 United StatesUnited States 19.04% of land area 2005
58 MoroccoMorocco 19.01% of land area 2003
Cold countries averageCold countries average 18.89% of land area 2003
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 18.46% of land area 2003
59 GhanaGhana 18.39% of land area 2003
60 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 18.18% of land area 2003
61 TunisiaTunisia 17.96% of land area 2003
62 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 17.95% of land area 2003
63 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 17.69% of land area 2003
64 IrelandIreland 17.64% of land area 2005
65 ArmeniaArmenia 17.55% of land area 2005
66 LatviaLatvia 17.53% of land area 2005
67 AustriaAustria 16.82% of land area 2005
68 PortugalPortugal 16.77% of land area 2005
69 San MarinoSan Marino 16.67% of land area 2003
70 LebanonLebanon 16.62% of land area 2003
71 South KoreaSouth Korea 16.56% of land area 2005
72 NepalNepal 16.48% of land area 2005
Landlocked countries averageLandlocked countries average 16.25% of land area 2003
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 16.25% of land area 2003
73 JamaicaJamaica 16.07% of land area 2003
74 NicaraguaNicaragua 15.86% of land area 2003
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 15.67% of land area 2003
75 BurmaBurma 15.35% of land area 2003
Tourist destinations averageTourist destinations average 15.13% of land area 2003
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 14.78% of land area 2003
76 IsraelIsrael 14.65% of land area 2005
77 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 14.62% of land area 2003
78 Sri LankaSri Lanka 14.17% of land area 2003
79 EstoniaEstonia 13.94% of land area 2005
80 MaldivesMaldives 13.33% of land area 2003
81 GuatemalaGuatemala 13.28% of land area 2003
82 IraqIraq 13.15% of land area 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 13.05% of land area 2003
83 MexicoMexico 12.99% of land area 2003
84 CameroonCameroon 12.81% of land area 2003
85 SenegalSenegal 12.78% of land area 2003
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 12.75% of land area 2003
86 IndonesiaIndonesia 12.7% of land area 2005
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 12.18% of land area 2003
87 South AfricaSouth Africa 12.15% of land area 2003
88 AfghanistanAfghanistan 12.13% of land area 2003
89 JapanJapan 11.96% of land area 2005
Hot countries averageHot countries average 11.86% of land area 2003
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 11.75% of land area 2003
90 GeorgiaGeorgia 11.54% of land area 2005
91 NigerNiger 11.43% of land area 2003
92 Cape VerdeCape Verde 11.41% of land area 2003
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 11.35% of land area 2003
Failed states averageFailed states average 11.3% of land area 2003
93 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 11.11% of land area 2005
94 ChinaChina 11.09% of land area 2003
95 EthiopiaEthiopia 11.06% of land area 2003
96 UzbekistanUzbekistan 11.05% of land area 2003
97 FijiFiji 10.95% of land area 2003
98 LesothoLesotho 10.87% of land area 2003
99 CyprusCyprus 10.82% of land area 2005
100 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 10.67% of land area 2003
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 10.66% of land area 2003
101 ArubaAruba 10.53% of land area 2003
East Asia and Pacific averageEast Asia and Pacific average 10.41% of land area 2003
102 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 10.38% of land area 2003
103 SwazilandSwaziland 10.35% of land area 2003
104 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 10.25% of land area 2005
105 ArgentinaArgentina 10.19% of land area 2003
106 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 10% of land area 2003
107 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 10% of land area 2003
108 IranIran 9.84% of land area 2005
109 HondurasHonduras 9.55% of land area 2003
110 SloveniaSlovenia 8.74% of land area 2005
111 PalauPalau 8.7% of land area 2003
112 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 8.33% of land area 2003
113 ZimbabweZimbabwe 8.32% of land area 2003
114 KazakhstanKazakhstan 8.28% of land area 2005
115 East TimorEast Timor 8.2% of land area 2003
116 KenyaKenya 8.17% of land area 2003
117 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 8% of land area 2005
118 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 7.96% of land area 2003
119 UruguayUruguay 7.83% of land area 2003
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 7.67% of land area 2003
120 ParaguayParaguay 7.65% of land area 2003
121 RussiaRussia 7.43% of land area 2005
122 PanamaPanama 7.36% of land area 2003
123 FinlandFinland 7.33% of land area 2005
124 SudanSudan 7.15% of land area 2003
125 ZambiaZambia 7.08% of land area 2003
126 BrazilBrazil 6.97% of land area 2003
127 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 6.69% of land area 2005
128 DominicaDominica 6.67% of land area 2003
129 TajikistanTajikistan 6.64% of land area 2003
130 SwedenSweden 6.59% of land area 2005
131 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 6.56% of land area 2003
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 6.53% of land area 2003
132 AustraliaAustralia 6.43% of land area 2005
133 GrenadaGrenada 5.88% of land area 2003
134 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 5.71% of land area 2003
135 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia 5.71% of land area 2003
136 New ZealandNew Zealand 5.6% of land area 2003
137 EritreaEritrea 5.56% of land area 2003
138 MozambiqueMozambique 5.55% of land area 2003
139 MalaysiaMalaysia 5.48% of land area 2003
140 MadagascarMadagascar 5.07% of land area 2003
141 CanadaCanada 5.02% of land area 2003
142 EcuadorEcuador 4.87% of land area 2005
143 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 4.68% of land area 2003
144 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 4.63% of land area 2003
145 TanzaniaTanzania 4.53% of land area 2003
146 GuineaGuinea 4.48% of land area 2003
147 Costa RicaCosta Rica 4.41% of land area 2003
148 LaosLaos 4.33% of land area 2005
149 LiberiaLiberia 3.97% of land area 2003
150 MaliMali 3.93% of land area 2005
151 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 3.85% of land area 2003
Sparsely populated countries averageSparsely populated countries average 3.69% of land area 2003
152 GuamGuam 3.64% of land area 2003
153 BhutanBhutan 3.38% of land area 2005
154 AlgeriaAlgeria 3.17% of land area 2003
155 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 3.1% of land area 2003
156 BelizeBelize 3.07% of land area 2003
157 EgyptEgypt 3.01% of land area 2005
158 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 2.96% of land area 2003
159 VenezuelaVenezuela 2.95% of land area 2003
160 YemenYemen 2.91% of land area 2003
161 PeruPeru 2.89% of land area 2003
162 ChadChad 2.86% of land area 2003
163 NorwayNorway 2.82% of land area 2005
164 BahrainBahrain 2.82% of land area 2005
165 BoliviaBolivia 2.81% of land area 2003
166 KiribatiKiribati 2.74% of land area 2003
167 BruneiBrunei 2.66% of land area 2005
168 AngolaAngola 2.65% of land area 2003
169 ChileChile 2.65% of land area 2003
170 GuyanaGuyana 2.44% of land area 2003
171 SeychellesSeychelles 2.17% of land area 2003
172 AndorraAndorra 2.14% of land area 2003
173 Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands 2.14% of land area 2003
174 JordanJordan 2.09% of land area 2005
175 ColombiaColombia 1.81% of land area 2005
176 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 1.8% of land area 2003
177 SomaliaSomalia 1.67% of land area 2003
178 VanuatuVanuatu 1.64% of land area 2003
179 QatarQatar 1.64% of land area 2005
180 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 1.45% of land area 2003
181 GabonGabon 1.26% of land area 2003
182 LibyaLibya 1.03% of land area 2003
183 NamibiaNamibia 0.99% of land area 2003
184 SingaporeSingapore 0.87% of land area 2005
185 KuwaitKuwait 0.84% of land area 2005
186 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 0.82% of land area 2003
187 The BahamasThe Bahamas 0.8% of land area 2003
188 United Arab EmiratesUAE 0.77% of land area 2003
189 MongoliaMongolia 0.76% of land area 2003
190 BotswanaBotswana 0.67% of land area 2003
191 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 0.64% of land area 2003
192 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 0.5% of land area 2003
193 MauritaniaMauritania 0.48% of land area 2003
194 SurinameSuriname 0.37% of land area 2003
195 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 0.33% of land area 2003
196 OmanOman 0.12% of land area 2003
197 IcelandIceland 0.07% of land area 2005
198 DjiboutiDjibouti 0.04% of land area 2003

Citation

"All countries compared for Agriculture > Arable land > % of land area", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Agriculture/Arable-land/%-of-land-area

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