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Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares: Group totals

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
Emerging markets 677.36 million hectares 2003
Christian countries 632.91 million hectares 2003
Hot countries 589.77 million hectares 2003
Cold countries 585.47 million hectares 2003
Former British colonies 559.23 million hectares 2003
Sparsely populated countries 348.79 million hectares 2003
Religious countries 343.13 million hectares 2003
Heavily indebted countries 334.22 million hectares 2003
High income OECD countries 322.12 million hectares 2005
Europe 303.32 million hectares 2005
Non-religious countries 258.96 million hectares 2003
Muslim countries 257.52 million hectares 2003
South and Central Asia 232.04 million hectares 2003
East Asia and Pacific 228.75 million hectares 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) 222.69 million hectares 2005
Catholic countries 207.8 million hectares 2003
Eastern Europe 201.18 million hectares 2005
Former Soviet republics 191.91 million hectares 2005
South Asia 189.04 million hectares 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa 175.45 million hectares 2003
Latin America and Caribbean 142.73 million hectares 2003
Landlocked countries 131.01 million hectares 2003
NATO countries 129.58 million hectares 2005
European Union 111.96 million hectares 2005
failed states 106.25 million hectares 2003
Former French colonies 91.44 million hectares 2003
Former Spanish colonies 87.86 million hectares 2003
OPEC countries 72.09 million hectares 2003
Eurozone 66.02 million hectares 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa 56.79 million hectares 2003
Tourist destinations 47.32 million hectares 2003