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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 StatesUnited States 174.45 million hectares 2005
2 IndiaIndia 159.65 million hectares 2005
3 RussiaRussia 121.78 million hectares 2005
4 ChinaChina 103.4 million hectares 2003
5 BrazilBrazil 59 million hectares 2003
6 AustraliaAustralia 49.4 million hectares 2005
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 47.26 million hectares 2005
7 CanadaCanada 45.66 million hectares 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 37.12 million hectares 2005
8 UkraineUkraine 32.45 million hectares 2005
9 NigeriaNigeria 30.5 million hectares 2003
10 ArgentinaArgentina 27.9 million hectares 2003
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 27.09 million hectares 2003
11 MexicoMexico 24.8 million hectares 2003
12 TurkeyTurkey 23.83 million hectares 2005
13 IndonesiaIndonesia 23 million hectares 2005
14 KazakhstanKazakhstan 22.36 million hectares 2005
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 21.58 million hectares 2003
15 PakistanPakistan 21.27 million hectares 2005
16 FranceFrance 18.51 million hectares 2005
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 17.85 million hectares 2003
17 SudanSudan 17 million hectares 2003
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 16.34 million hectares 2003
18 IranIran 16.1 million hectares 2005
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 15.99 million hectares 2005
19 South AfricaSouth Africa 14.75 million hectares 2003
Cold countries averageCold countries average 14.64 million hectares 2003
20 NigerNiger 14.48 million hectares 2003
21 ThailandThailand 14.13 million hectares 2003
22 SpainSpain 13.7 million hectares 2005
23 PolandPoland 12.14 million hectares 2005
24 GermanyGermany 11.9 million hectares 2005
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 11.83 million hectares 2005
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 11.5 million hectares 2005
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 11.18 million hectares 2003
25 EthiopiaEthiopia 11.06 million hectares 2003
26 BurmaBurma 10.09 million hectares 2003
Sparsely populated countries averageSparsely populated countries average 9.43 million hectares 2003
27 RomaniaRomania 9.29 million hectares 2005
28 MoroccoMorocco 8.48 million hectares 2003
East Asia and Pacific averageEast Asia and Pacific average 8.17 million hectares 2003
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 7.96 million hectares 2003
29 BangladeshBangladesh 7.96 million hectares 2005
30 AfghanistanAfghanistan 7.91 million hectares 2003
31 ItalyItaly 7.74 million hectares 2005
32 AlgeriaAlgeria 7.54 million hectares 2003
Europe averageEurope average 7.22 million hectares 2005
Failed states averageFailed states average 7.08 million hectares 2003
33 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 6.7 million hectares 2003
34 VietnamVietnam 6.6 million hectares 2005
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 6.55 million hectares 2003
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 6.39 million hectares 2003
35 CameroonCameroon 5.96 million hectares 2003
Hot countries averageHot countries average 5.78 million hectares 2003
36 IraqIraq 5.75 million hectares 2003
37 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 5.73 million hectares 2005
38 PhilippinesPhilippines 5.7 million hectares 2003
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 5.6 million hectares 2003
39 BelarusBelarus 5.46 million hectares 2005
40 ZambiaZambia 5.26 million hectares 2003
41 UgandaUganda 5.2 million hectares 2003
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 5.2 million hectares 2003
NATO countries averageNATO average 4.98 million hectares 2005
42 SyriaSyria 4.87 million hectares 2005
43 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 4.84 million hectares 2003
44 MaliMali 4.8 million hectares 2005
45 UzbekistanUzbekistan 4.7 million hectares 2003
46 KenyaKenya 4.65 million hectares 2003
47 HungaryHungary 4.6 million hectares 2005
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 4.39 million hectares 2003
48 JapanJapan 4.36 million hectares 2005
49 MozambiqueMozambique 4.35 million hectares 2003
50 GhanaGhana 4.18 million hectares 2003
51 TanzaniaTanzania 4 million hectares 2003
European Union averageEuropean Union average 4 million hectares 2005
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 3.96 million hectares 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 3.73 million hectares 2003
52 CambodiaCambodia 3.7 million hectares 2005
53 PeruPeru 3.7 million hectares 2003
Eurozone averageEurozone average 3.67 million hectares 2005
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 3.66 million hectares 2003
54 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 3.6 million hectares 2003
55 ChadChad 3.6 million hectares 2003
56 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 3.5 million hectares 2005
57 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 3.3 million hectares 2003
58 AngolaAngola 3.3 million hectares 2003
Landlocked countries averageLandlocked countries average 3.28 million hectares 2003
59 ZimbabweZimbabwe 3.22 million hectares 2003
60 BulgariaBulgaria 3.17 million hectares 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 3.15 million hectares 2003
61 CubaCuba 3.06 million hectares 2003
62 BoliviaBolivia 3.05 million hectares 2003
63 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 3.05 million hectares 2005
64 ParaguayParaguay 3.04 million hectares 2003
65 EgyptEgypt 3 million hectares 2005
66 MadagascarMadagascar 2.95 million hectares 2003
67 North KoreaNorth Korea 2.8 million hectares 2005
68 TunisiaTunisia 2.79 million hectares 2003
69 SwedenSweden 2.7 million hectares 2005
70 BeninBenin 2.65 million hectares 2003
71 GreeceGreece 2.63 million hectares 2005
72 VenezuelaVenezuela 2.6 million hectares 2003
73 TogoTogo 2.51 million hectares 2003
74 SenegalSenegal 2.46 million hectares 2003
75 MalawiMalawi 2.45 million hectares 2003
76 NepalNepal 2.36 million hectares 2005
77 DenmarkDenmark 2.24 million hectares 2005
78 FinlandFinland 2.23 million hectares 2005
79 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 2.2 million hectares 2003
80 ColombiaColombia 2 million hectares 2005
81 ChileChile 1.98 million hectares 2003
82 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 1.93 million hectares 2003
83 NicaraguaNicaragua 1.93 million hectares 2003
84 LithuaniaLithuania 1.91 million hectares 2005
85 MoldovaMoldova 1.85 million hectares 2005
86 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 1.84 million hectares 2005
87 LibyaLibya 1.81 million hectares 2003
88 MalaysiaMalaysia 1.8 million hectares 2003
89 South KoreaSouth Korea 1.64 million hectares 2005
90 YemenYemen 1.54 million hectares 2003
91 PortugalPortugal 1.53 million hectares 2005
92 New ZealandNew Zealand 1.5 million hectares 2003
93 GuatemalaGuatemala 1.44 million hectares 2003
94 SlovakiaSlovakia 1.39 million hectares 2005
95 AustriaAustria 1.39 million hectares 2005
96 UruguayUruguay 1.37 million hectares 2003
97 EcuadorEcuador 1.35 million hectares 2005
Tourist destinations averageTourist destinations average 1.31 million hectares 2003
98 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 1.28 million hectares 2005
99 IrelandIreland 1.22 million hectares 2005
100 RwandaRwanda 1.2 million hectares 2003
101 MongoliaMongolia 1.2 million hectares 2003
102 CroatiaCroatia 1.11 million hectares 2005
103 GuineaGuinea 1.1 million hectares 2003
104 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 1.1 million hectares 2003
105 LatviaLatvia 1.09 million hectares 2005
106 HondurasHonduras 1.07 million hectares 2003
107 SomaliaSomalia 1.04 million hectares 2003
108 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 1,000,000 hectares 2005
109 LaosLaos 1,000,000 hectares 2005
110 BurundiBurundi 990,000 hectares 2003
111 TajikistanTajikistan 930,000 hectares 2003
112 Sri LankaSri Lanka 916,000 hectares 2003
113 NetherlandsNetherlands 908,000 hectares 2005
114 NorwayNorway 859,000 hectares 2005
115 BelgiumBelgium 844,000 hectares 2005
116 NamibiaNamibia 815,000 hectares 2003
117 GeorgiaGeorgia 802,000 hectares 2005
118 HaitiHaiti 780,000 hectares 2003
119 El SalvadorEl Salvador 660,000 hectares 2003
120 EstoniaEstonia 591,000 hectares 2005
121 AlbaniaAlbania 578,000 hectares 2005
122 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 570,000 hectares 2003
123 EritreaEritrea 562,000 hectares 2003
124 PanamaPanama 548,000 hectares 2003
125 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 495,000 hectares 2003
126 ArmeniaArmenia 495,000 hectares 2005
127 MauritaniaMauritania 488,000 hectares 2003
128 GuyanaGuyana 480,000 hectares 2003
129 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 410,000 hectares 2005
130 LiberiaLiberia 382,000 hectares 2003
131 BotswanaBotswana 377,000 hectares 2003
132 LesothoLesotho 330,000 hectares 2003
133 GabonGabon 325,000 hectares 2003
134 IsraelIsrael 317,000 hectares 2005
135 The GambiaThe Gambia 315,000 hectares 2003
136 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 300,000 hectares 2003
137 Costa RicaCosta Rica 225,000 hectares 2003
138 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 225,000 hectares 2003
139 FijiFiji 200,000 hectares 2003
140 JordanJordan 184,000 hectares 2005
141 SwazilandSwaziland 178,000 hectares 2003
142 SloveniaSlovenia 176,000 hectares 2005
143 JamaicaJamaica 174,000 hectares 2003
144 LebanonLebanon 170,000 hectares 2003
145 BhutanBhutan 159,000 hectares 2005
146 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 130,000 hectares 2003
147 East TimorEast Timor 122,000 hectares 2003
148 MauritiusMauritius 100,000 hectares 2005
149 CyprusCyprus 100,000 hectares 2005
150 ComorosComoros 80,000 hectares 2003
151 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 75,000 hectares 2003
152 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 71,000 hectares 2005
153 BelizeBelize 70,000 hectares 2003
154 United Arab EmiratesUAE 64,000 hectares 2003
155 LuxembourgLuxembourg 60,000 hectares 2005
156 SamoaSamoa 60,000 hectares 2003
157 SurinameSuriname 58,000 hectares 2003
158 Cape VerdeCape Verde 46,000 hectares 2003
159 OmanOman 37,000 hectares 2003
160 VanuatuVanuatu 20,000 hectares 2003
161 QatarQatar 18,000 hectares 2005
162 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 18,000 hectares 2003
163 BarbadosBarbados 16,000 hectares 2003
164 TongaTonga 15,000 hectares 2003
165 KuwaitKuwait 15,000 hectares 2005
166 BruneiBrunei 14,000 hectares 2005
167 MaltaMalta 9,000 hectares 2005
168 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 8,000 hectares 2003
169 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 8,000 hectares 2003
170 The BahamasThe Bahamas 8,000 hectares 2003
171 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 8,000 hectares 2003
172 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 7,000 hectares 2003
173 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 7,000 hectares 2003
174 IcelandIceland 7,000 hectares 2005
175 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 6,000 hectares 2003
176 DominicaDominica 5,000 hectares 2003
177 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 4,000 hectares 2005
178 PalauPalau 4,000 hectares 2003
179 MaldivesMaldives 4,000 hectares 2003
180 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 4,000 hectares 2003
181 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia 4,000 hectares 2003
182 Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands 3,000 hectares 2003
183 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 3,000 hectares 2003
184 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 2,000 hectares 2003
185 BahrainBahrain 2,000 hectares 2005
186 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 2,000 hectares 2003
187 ArubaAruba 2,000 hectares 2003
188 GuamGuam 2,000 hectares 2003
189 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 2,000 hectares 2005
190 KiribatiKiribati 2,000 hectares 2003
191 GrenadaGrenada 2,000 hectares 2003
192 AndorraAndorra 1,000 hectares 2003
193 San MarinoSan Marino 1,000 hectares 2003
194 BermudaBermuda 1,000 hectares 2003
195 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 1,000 hectares 2003
196 SeychellesSeychelles 1,000 hectares 2003
197 DjiboutiDjibouti 1,000 hectares 2003
198 SingaporeSingapore 600 hectares 2005

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