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Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Australia 2,422.28 hectares 2005
2 Kazakhstan 1,476.46 hectares 2005
3 Canada 1,441.47 hectares 2003
4 Niger 1,181.9 hectares 2003
5 Russia 850.72 hectares 2005
6 Argentina 734.78 hectares 2003
7 Ukraine 688.93 hectares 2005
8 Guyana 636.93 hectares 2003
9 United States 590.32 hectares 2005
10 Sudan 567.16 hectares 2003
11 Belarus 564.52 hectares 2005
12 Lithuania 558.24 hectares 2005
13 Paraguay 534.99 hectares 2003
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 531.92 hectares 2005
14 Moldova 514.02 hectares 2005
15 Central African Republic 503.96 hectares 2003
16 Mongolia 485.3 hectares 2003
17 Zambia 482.81 hectares 2003
18 Togo 477.28 hectares 2003
Non-religious countries average (profile) 475.92 hectares 2003
19 Latvia 474.68 hectares 2005
20 Turkmenistan 473.32 hectares 2003
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 465.02 hectares 2003
21 Hungary 456.03 hectares 2005
22 Estonia 439.05 hectares 2005
23 Romania 429.32 hectares 2005
24 Finland 425.84 hectares 2005
25 Denmark 412.77 hectares 2005
26 Uruguay 411.98 hectares 2003
27 Namibia 411.36 hectares 2003
28 Bulgaria 409.95 hectares 2005
29 Mali 401.97 hectares 2005
30 Chad 386.63 hectares 2003
31 Burkina Faso 382.33 hectares 2003
32 New Zealand 372.47 hectares 2003
33 Nicaragua 361.99 hectares 2003
Eastern Europe average (profile) 360.69 hectares 2005
34 Turkey 351.77 hectares 2005
35 Cameroon 346.04 hectares 2003
36 Benin 345.7 hectares 2003
37 Afghanistan 342.19 hectares 2003
38 Bolivia 338.26 hectares 2003
39 Samoa 337.69 hectares 2003
Cold countries average (profile) 335.16 hectares 2003
40 Libya 334.71 hectares 2003
41 Brazil 324.62 hectares 2003
42 South Africa 319.91 hectares 2003
Landlocked countries average (profile) 319.67 hectares 2003
43 Poland 318.11 hectares 2005
44 Spain 315.68 hectares 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 305.36 hectares 2003
45 Sweden 299.35 hectares 2005
46 Czech Republic 297.68 hectares 2005
47 France 292.94 hectares 2005
48 Ireland 292.07 hectares 2005
49 Morocco 286.75 hectares 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 286.36 hectares 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 285.72 hectares 2003
50 Tunisia 283.54 hectares 2003
South and Central Asia average (profile) 282.29 hectares 2003
Europe average (profile) 278.1 hectares 2005
51 Cambodia 277.02 hectares 2005
52 Cuba 272.37 hectares 2003
53 Belize 270.95 hectares 2003
54 Syria 268.23 hectares 2005
European Union average (profile) 261.58 hectares 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 260.05 hectares 2005
55 Slovakia 258.21 hectares 2005
56 Bosnia and Herzegovina 257.74 hectares 2005
57 Zimbabwe 254.08 hectares 2003
58 Croatia 249.89 hectares 2005
59 Kyrgyzstan 248.71 hectares 2005
60 Gabon 246.99 hectares 2003
61 Fiji 244.73 hectares 2003
62 Bhutan 244.46 hectares 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 242.33 hectares 2003
failed states average (profile) 240.74 hectares 2003
Christian countries average (profile) 237 hectares 2003
63 Greece 236.58 hectares 2005
64 The Gambia 233.58 hectares 2003
Muslim countries average (profile) 233.11 hectares 2003
Former British colonies average (profile) 231.37 hectares 2003
Religious countries average (profile) 230.94 hectares 2003
65 Senegal 230.48 hectares 2003
66 Nigeria 230.1 hectares 2003
67 Mexico 229.51 hectares 2003
68 Iran 229.5 hectares 2005
69 Equatorial Guinea 228.65 hectares 2003
70 Algeria 228.61 hectares 2003
71 Iraq 221.5 hectares 2003
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 221.43 hectares 2003
72 Guinea-Bissau 220.5 hectares 2003
73 Azerbaijan 219.64 hectares 2005
74 Thailand 219.16 hectares 2003
75 Mozambique 218.88 hectares 2003
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 216.82 hectares 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 214.83 hectares 2005
76 Angola 213.99 hectares 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 210.99 hectares 2005
77 Ghana 206.14 hectares 2003
78 Botswana 205.72 hectares 2003
79 Burma 203.58 hectares 2003
80 Palau 203.05 hectares 2003
81 Malawi 200.18 hectares 2003
Hot countries average (profile) 197.24 hectares 2003
82 Cote d'Ivoire 195.15 hectares 2003
83 Uganda 193.75 hectares 2003
Catholic countries average (profile) 192.81 hectares 2003
84 Norway 185.8 hectares 2005
85 Georgia 183.89 hectares 2005
86 Uzbekistan 183.83 hectares 2003
87 Albania 180.84 hectares 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 175.27 hectares 2003
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 173.96 hectares 2003
88 Lesotho 173.8 hectares 2003
89 Laos 172.69 hectares 2005
90 Madagascar 171.06 hectares 2003
91 Panama 169.09 hectares 2003
92 Austria 168.57 hectares 2005
93 Mauritania 164.55 hectares 2003
94 Armenia 164.18 hectares 2005
95 Swaziland 163.61 hectares 2003
OPEC countries average (profile) 162.44 hectares 2003
96 Honduras 161.13 hectares 2003
97 Saudi Arabia 157.53 hectares 2003
98 Ethiopia 153.58 hectares 2003
99 Tonga 150.46 hectares 2003
100 Saint Kitts and Nevis 146.82 hectares 2003
101 Portugal 145.41 hectares 2005
102 Germany 144.33 hectares 2005
South Asia average (profile) 144.09 hectares 2005
103 Tajikistan 142.43 hectares 2003
104 India 141.64 hectares 2005
105 Comoros 140.23 hectares 2003
106 Kenya 137.15 hectares 2003
107 Peru 136.67 hectares 2003
108 Burundi 136.28 hectares 2003
109 Pakistan 134.68 hectares 2005
110 Italy 132.13 hectares 2005
111 Rwanda 131.49 hectares 2003
112 Democratic Republic of the Congo 131.44 hectares 2003
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 130.72 hectares 2003
113 East Timor 130.71 hectares 2003
114 Somalia 130.01 hectares 2003
115 Luxembourg 128.99 hectares 2005
116 Eritrea 125.66 hectares 2003
117 Chile 123.91 hectares 2003
Tourist destinations average (profile) 123.89 hectares 2003
118 Liberia 122.27 hectares 2003
119 Sierra Leone 120.95 hectares 2003
120 Dominican Republic 120.82 hectares 2003
121 Guinea 119.51 hectares 2003
122 Guatemala 119.37 hectares 2003
123 Suriname 119.13 hectares 2003
124 North Korea 117.58 hectares 2005
125 Liechtenstein 115.14 hectares 2005
126 El Salvador 109.46 hectares 2003
127 Tanzania 108.81 hectares 2003
128 Indonesia 102.46 hectares 2005
129 Venezuela 100.79 hectares 2003
130 Vanuatu 100.53 hectares 2003
131 Antigua and Barbuda 98.88 hectares 2003
132 Cape Verde 98.51 hectares 2003
133 Ecuador 97.84 hectares 2005
134 Cyprus 96.84 hectares 2005
135 United Kingdom 95.13 hectares 2005
136 Nepal 93.19 hectares 2005
137 Slovenia 87.98 hectares 2005
138 Haiti 86.7 hectares 2003
139 Yemen 80.55 hectares 2003
140 Belgium 80.54 hectares 2005
141 Mauritius 80.43 hectares 2005
142 China 80.25 hectares 2003
143 Vietnam 80.1 hectares 2005
144 Malaysia 72.32 hectares 2003
145 Dominica 71.37 hectares 2003
146 Philippines 69 hectares 2003
147 Jamaica 66.27 hectares 2003
148 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 64.6 hectares 2003
149 Barbados 59.07 hectares 2003
150 Trinidad and Tobago 58.42 hectares 2003
151 Netherlands 55.64 hectares 2005
152 Bangladesh 55.58 hectares 2005
153 Switzerland 55.13 hectares 2005
154 Sao Tome and Principe 54.25 hectares 2003
155 Costa Rica 53.94 hectares 2003
156 Sri Lanka 47.78 hectares 2003
157 Colombia 46.41 hectares 2005
158 Lebanon 46.07 hectares 2003
159 Israel 45.74 hectares 2005
160 Egypt 41.8 hectares 2005
161 Solomon Islands 40.33 hectares 2003
162 Papua New Guinea 38.77 hectares 2003
163 Marshall Islands 38.42 hectares 2005
164 Brunei 38.06 hectares 2005
165 Federated States of Micronesia 37.45 hectares 2003
166 San Marino 34.84 hectares 2003
167 Japan 34.12 hectares 2005
168 Jordan 34 hectares 2005
169 South Korea 33.96 hectares 2005
170 American Samoa 33.83 hectares 2003
171 New Caledonia 26.58 hectares 2003
172 The Bahamas 25.35 hectares 2003
173 Saint Lucia 24.73 hectares 2003
174 Iceland 23.59 hectares 2005
175 Kiribati 22.89 hectares 2003
176 Malta 22.29 hectares 2005
177 Qatar 21.92 hectares 2005
178 Cayman Islands 21.72 hectares 2003
179 Aruba 20.62 hectares 2003
180 Grenada 19.54 hectares 2003
181 United Arab Emirates 19 hectares 2003
182 Puerto Rico 18.58 hectares 2005
183 Bermuda 15.79 hectares 2003
184 Oman 15.49 hectares 2003
185 Maldives 13.91 hectares 2003
186 Andorra 13.22 hectares 2003
187 Guam 12.67 hectares 2003
188 Seychelles 12.08 hectares 2003
189 French Polynesia 12.07 hectares 2003
190 Kuwait 6.53 hectares 2005
191 Bahrain 2.27 hectares 2005
192 Djibouti 1.32 hectares 2003
193 Singapore 0.141 hectares 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Agriculture/Arable-land/Hectares-per-1000

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Interesting observations about Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per 1000

  • Australia has had the highest arable land > hectares per 1000 since 1965.
  • Singapore has ranked last for arable land > hectares per 1000 since 1981.
  • Russia ranked first for arable land > hectares per 1000 amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Canada ranked first for arable land > hectares per 1000 amongst NATO countries in 2003.
  • Lithuania ranked first for arable land > hectares per 1000 amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for arable land > hectares per 1000 amongst Cold countries in 2005.
  • United States ranked third for arable land > hectares per 1000 amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
  • Latvia ranked first for arable land > hectares per 1000 amongst Eurozone in 2005.
  • Japan ranked last for arable land > hectares per 1000 amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.
  • All of the top 2 countries by arable land > hectares per 1000 are Sparsely populated.
  • Ukraine ranked second for arable land > hectares per 1000 amongst Eastern Europe in 2005.
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