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Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Arable land (in hectares) 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States 174.45 million hectares 2005
2 India 159.65 million hectares 2005
3 Russia 121.78 million hectares 2005
4 China 103.4 million hectares 2003
5 Brazil 59 million hectares 2003
6 Australia 49.4 million hectares 2005
South Asia average (profile) 47.26 million hectares 2005
7 Canada 45.66 million hectares 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 37.12 million hectares 2005
8 Ukraine 32.45 million hectares 2005
9 Nigeria 30.5 million hectares 2003
10 Argentina 27.9 million hectares 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 27.09 million hectares 2003
11 Mexico 24.8 million hectares 2003
12 Turkey 23.83 million hectares 2005
13 Indonesia 23 million hectares 2005
14 Kazakhstan 22.36 million hectares 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 21.58 million hectares 2003
15 Pakistan 21.27 million hectares 2005
16 France 18.51 million hectares 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 17.85 million hectares 2003
17 Sudan 17 million hectares 2003
Religious countries average (profile) 16.34 million hectares 2003
18 Iran 16.1 million hectares 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 15.99 million hectares 2005
19 South Africa 14.75 million hectares 2003
Cold countries average (profile) 14.64 million hectares 2003
20 Niger 14.48 million hectares 2003
21 Thailand 14.13 million hectares 2003
22 Spain 13.7 million hectares 2005
23 Poland 12.14 million hectares 2005
24 Germany 11.9 million hectares 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 11.83 million hectares 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 11.5 million hectares 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 11.18 million hectares 2003
25 Ethiopia 11.06 million hectares 2003
26 Burma 10.09 million hectares 2003
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 9.43 million hectares 2003
27 Romania 9.29 million hectares 2005
28 Morocco 8.48 million hectares 2003
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 8.17 million hectares 2003
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 7.96 million hectares 2003
29 Bangladesh 7.96 million hectares 2005
30 Afghanistan 7.91 million hectares 2003
31 Italy 7.74 million hectares 2005
32 Algeria 7.54 million hectares 2003
Europe average (profile) 7.22 million hectares 2005
failed states average (profile) 7.08 million hectares 2003
33 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.7 million hectares 2003
34 Vietnam 6.6 million hectares 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 6.55 million hectares 2003
Christian countries average (profile) 6.39 million hectares 2003
35 Cameroon 5.96 million hectares 2003
Hot countries average (profile) 5.78 million hectares 2003
36 Iraq 5.75 million hectares 2003
37 United Kingdom 5.73 million hectares 2005
38 Philippines 5.7 million hectares 2003
Muslim countries average (profile) 5.6 million hectares 2003
39 Belarus 5.46 million hectares 2005
40 Zambia 5.26 million hectares 2003
41 Uganda 5.2 million hectares 2003
Catholic countries average (profile) 5.2 million hectares 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 4.98 million hectares 2005
42 Syria 4.87 million hectares 2005
43 Burkina Faso 4.84 million hectares 2003
44 Mali 4.8 million hectares 2005
45 Uzbekistan 4.7 million hectares 2003
46 Kenya 4.65 million hectares 2003
47 Hungary 4.6 million hectares 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4.39 million hectares 2003
48 Japan 4.36 million hectares 2005
49 Mozambique 4.35 million hectares 2003
50 Ghana 4.18 million hectares 2003
51 Tanzania 4 million hectares 2003
European Union average (profile) 4 million hectares 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 3.96 million hectares 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.73 million hectares 2003
=52 Cambodia 3.7 million hectares 2005
=52 Peru 3.7 million hectares 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 3.67 million hectares 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 3.66 million hectares 2003
=54 Saudi Arabia 3.6 million hectares 2003
=54 Chad 3.6 million hectares 2003
56 Serbia and Montenegro 3.5 million hectares 2005
=57 Cote d'Ivoire 3.3 million hectares 2003
=57 Angola 3.3 million hectares 2003
Landlocked countries average (profile) 3.28 million hectares 2003
59 Zimbabwe 3.22 million hectares 2003
60 Bulgaria 3.17 million hectares 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.15 million hectares 2003
61 Cuba 3.06 million hectares 2003
62 Bolivia 3.05 million hectares 2003
63 Czech Republic 3.05 million hectares 2005
64 Paraguay 3.04 million hectares 2003
65 Egypt 3 million hectares 2005
66 Madagascar 2.95 million hectares 2003
67 North Korea 2.8 million hectares 2005
68 Tunisia 2.79 million hectares 2003
69 Sweden 2.7 million hectares 2005
70 Benin 2.65 million hectares 2003
71 Greece 2.63 million hectares 2005
72 Venezuela 2.6 million hectares 2003
73 Togo 2.51 million hectares 2003
74 Senegal 2.46 million hectares 2003
75 Malawi 2.45 million hectares 2003
76 Nepal 2.36 million hectares 2005
77 Denmark 2.24 million hectares 2005
78 Finland 2.23 million hectares 2005
79 Turkmenistan 2.2 million hectares 2003
80 Colombia 2 million hectares 2005
81 Chile 1.98 million hectares 2003
82 Central African Republic 1.93 million hectares 2003
83 Nicaragua 1.93 million hectares 2003
84 Lithuania 1.91 million hectares 2005
85 Moldova 1.85 million hectares 2005
86 Azerbaijan 1.84 million hectares 2005
87 Libya 1.81 million hectares 2003
88 Malaysia 1.8 million hectares 2003
89 South Korea 1.64 million hectares 2005
90 Yemen 1.54 million hectares 2003
91 Portugal 1.53 million hectares 2005
92 New Zealand 1.5 million hectares 2003
93 Guatemala 1.44 million hectares 2003
94 Slovakia 1.39 million hectares 2005
95 Austria 1.39 million hectares 2005
96 Uruguay 1.37 million hectares 2003
97 Ecuador 1.35 million hectares 2005
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1.31 million hectares 2003
98 Kyrgyzstan 1.28 million hectares 2005
99 Ireland 1.22 million hectares 2005
100 Rwanda 1.2 million hectares 2003
101 Mongolia 1.2 million hectares 2003
102 Croatia 1.11 million hectares 2005
103 Guinea 1.1 million hectares 2003
104 Dominican Republic 1.1 million hectares 2003
105 Latvia 1.09 million hectares 2005
106 Honduras 1.07 million hectares 2003
107 Somalia 1.04 million hectares 2003
=108 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,000,000 hectares 2005
=108 Laos 1,000,000 hectares 2005
110 Burundi 990,000 hectares 2003
111 Tajikistan 930,000 hectares 2003
112 Sri Lanka 916,000 hectares 2003
113 Netherlands 908,000 hectares 2005
114 Norway 859,000 hectares 2005
115 Belgium 844,000 hectares 2005
116 Namibia 815,000 hectares 2003
117 Georgia 802,000 hectares 2005
118 Haiti 780,000 hectares 2003
119 El Salvador 660,000 hectares 2003
120 Estonia 591,000 hectares 2005
121 Albania 578,000 hectares 2005
122 Sierra Leone 570,000 hectares 2003
123 Eritrea 562,000 hectares 2003
124 Panama 548,000 hectares 2003
=125 Congo, Republic of the 495,000 hectares 2003
=125 Armenia 495,000 hectares 2005
127 Mauritania 488,000 hectares 2003
128 Guyana 480,000 hectares 2003
129 Switzerland 410,000 hectares 2005
130 Liberia 382,000 hectares 2003
131 Botswana 377,000 hectares 2003
132 Lesotho 330,000 hectares 2003
133 Gabon 325,000 hectares 2003
134 Israel 317,000 hectares 2005
135 The Gambia 315,000 hectares 2003
136 Guinea-Bissau 300,000 hectares 2003
=137 Costa Rica 225,000 hectares 2003
=137 Papua New Guinea 225,000 hectares 2003
139 Fiji 200,000 hectares 2003
140 Jordan 184,000 hectares 2005
141 Swaziland 178,000 hectares 2003
142 Slovenia 176,000 hectares 2005
143 Jamaica 174,000 hectares 2003
144 Lebanon 170,000 hectares 2003
145 Bhutan 159,000 hectares 2005
146 Equatorial Guinea 130,000 hectares 2003
147 East Timor 122,000 hectares 2003
=148 Mauritius 100,000 hectares 2005
=148 Cyprus 100,000 hectares 2005
150 Comoros 80,000 hectares 2003
151 Trinidad and Tobago 75,000 hectares 2003
152 Puerto Rico 71,000 hectares 2005
153 Belize 70,000 hectares 2003
154 United Arab Emirates 64,000 hectares 2003
=155 Luxembourg 60,000 hectares 2005
=155 Samoa 60,000 hectares 2003
157 Suriname 58,000 hectares 2003
158 Cape Verde 46,000 hectares 2003
159 Oman 37,000 hectares 2003
160 Vanuatu 20,000 hectares 2003
=161 Qatar 18,000 hectares 2005
=161 Solomon Islands 18,000 hectares 2003
163 Barbados 16,000 hectares 2003
=164 Tonga 15,000 hectares 2003
=164 Kuwait 15,000 hectares 2005
166 Brunei 14,000 hectares 2005
167 Malta 9,000 hectares 2005
=168 Netherlands Antilles 8,000 hectares 2003
=168 Sao Tome and Principe 8,000 hectares 2003
=168 The Bahamas 8,000 hectares 2003
=168 Antigua and Barbuda 8,000 hectares 2003
=172 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7,000 hectares 2003
=172 Saint Kitts and Nevis 7,000 hectares 2003
=172 Iceland 7,000 hectares 2005
175 New Caledonia 6,000 hectares 2003
176 Dominica 5,000 hectares 2003
=177 Liechtenstein 4,000 hectares 2005
=177 Palau 4,000 hectares 2003
=177 Maldives 4,000 hectares 2003
=177 Saint Lucia 4,000 hectares 2003
=177 Federated States of Micronesia 4,000 hectares 2003
=182 Faroe Islands 3,000 hectares 2003
=182 French Polynesia 3,000 hectares 2003
=184 Virgin Islands 2,000 hectares 2003
=184 Bahrain 2,000 hectares 2005
=184 American Samoa 2,000 hectares 2003
=184 Aruba 2,000 hectares 2003
=184 Guam 2,000 hectares 2003
=184 Marshall Islands 2,000 hectares 2005
=184 Kiribati 2,000 hectares 2003
=184 Grenada 2,000 hectares 2003
=192 Andorra 1,000 hectares 2003
=192 San Marino 1,000 hectares 2003
=192 Bermuda 1,000 hectares 2003
=192 Cayman Islands 1,000 hectares 2003
=192 Seychelles 1,000 hectares 2003
=192 Djibouti 1,000 hectares 2003
198 Singapore 600 hectares 2005

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