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Environment > Forest area > Sq. km > Per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees, whether productive or not. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Suriname 328.91 km² per 1,000 people 2005
2 Guyana 201.06 km² per 1,000 people 2005
3 Gabon 157.35 km² per 1,000 people 2005
4 Canada 96.02 km² per 1,000 people 2005
5 Australia 80.52 km² per 1,000 people 2005
6 Botswana 67.67 km² per 1,000 people 2005
7 Bolivia 63.97 km² per 1,000 people 2005
8 Belize 56.65 km² per 1,000 people 2005
9 Russia 56.51 km² per 1,000 people 2005
10 Central African Republic 56.36 km² per 1,000 people 2005
11 Congo, Republic of the 56.19 km² per 1,000 people 2005
12 Bhutan 50.16 km² per 1,000 people 2005
13 Papua New Guinea 50 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 45.56 km² per 1,000 people 2005
14 Solomon Islands 45.46 km² per 1,000 people 2005
15 Finland 42.89 km² per 1,000 people 2005
16 Mongolia 40.14 km² per 1,000 people 2005
17 Namibia 37.72 km² per 1,000 people 2005
18 Angola 37.08 km² per 1,000 people 2005
19 Zambia 36.38 km² per 1,000 people 2005
20 Equatorial Guinea 32.41 km² per 1,000 people 2005
21 Paraguay 31.32 km² per 1,000 people 2005
22 New Caledonia 30.58 km² per 1,000 people 2005
23 Sweden 30.5 km² per 1,000 people 2005
24 Laos 28.5 km² per 1,000 people 2005
25 Brazil 25.63 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 25.04 km² per 1,000 people 2005
26 Peru 24.58 km² per 1,000 people 2005
27 Democratic Republic of the Congo 23.22 km² per 1,000 people 2005
28 Vanuatu 20.82 km² per 1,000 people 2005
29 Norway 20.3 km² per 1,000 people 2005
30 New Zealand 20.27 km² per 1,000 people 2005
31 Palau 19.9 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 18.72 km² per 1,000 people 2005
32 Sudan 18.64 km² per 1,000 people 2005
33 Venezuela 17.95 km² per 1,000 people 2005
34 Estonia 16.97 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 16.81 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 16.54 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 16.32 km² per 1,000 people 2005
35 The Bahamas 15.94 km² per 1,000 people 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 14.33 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Christian countries average (profile) 13.73 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 13.63 km² per 1,000 people 2005
36 Colombia 13.51 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 13.49 km² per 1,000 people 2005
37 Zimbabwe 13.48 km² per 1,000 people 2005
38 Panama 13.29 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 13.24 km² per 1,000 people 2005
39 Guinea-Bissau 13.06 km² per 1,000 people 2005
40 Cameroon 13.02 km² per 1,000 people 2005
41 Latvia 12.78 km² per 1,000 people 2005
42 Chad 12.23 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Landlocked countries average (profile) 12.17 km² per 1,000 people 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 12.14 km² per 1,000 people 2005
43 Fiji 11.8 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 11.61 km² per 1,000 people 2005
failed states average (profile) 10.72 km² per 1,000 people 2005
South Asia average (profile) 10.25 km² per 1,000 people 2005
44 United States 10.22 km² per 1,000 people 2005
45 Nicaragua 10.08 km² per 1,000 people 2005
46 Chile 9.89 km² per 1,000 people 2005
47 Mozambique 9.73 km² per 1,000 people 2005
48 Liberia 9.61 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 9.46 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 9.35 km² per 1,000 people 2005
49 Mali 9.3 km² per 1,000 people 2005
50 Samoa 9.24 km² per 1,000 people 2005
51 Tanzania 9.16 km² per 1,000 people 2005
52 Somalia 8.67 km² per 1,000 people 2005
53 Turkmenistan 8.54 km² per 1,000 people 2005
54 Argentina 8.52 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 8.39 km² per 1,000 people 2005
55 Malaysia 8.24 km² per 1,000 people 2005
56 Ecuador 8.2 km² per 1,000 people 2005
57 East Timor 8.18 km² per 1,000 people 2005
58 Belarus 8.07 km² per 1,000 people 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 7.7 km² per 1,000 people 2005
59 Guinea 7.47 km² per 1,000 people 2005
60 Senegal 7.44 km² per 1,000 people 2005
61 Brunei 7.44 km² per 1,000 people 2005
62 Cambodia 7.42 km² per 1,000 people 2005
63 Madagascar 6.9 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Europe average (profile) 6.7 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 6.65 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 6.51 km² per 1,000 people 2005
64 Honduras 6.45 km² per 1,000 people 2005
65 Dominica 6.39 km² per 1,000 people 2005
66 Burma 6.38 km² per 1,000 people 2005
67 Slovenia 6.32 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 6.29 km² per 1,000 people 2005
68 Mexico 6.23 km² per 1,000 people 2005
European Union average (profile) 6.22 km² per 1,000 people 2005
69 Georgia 6.17 km² per 1,000 people 2005
70 Lithuania 6.15 km² per 1,000 people 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 6.07 km² per 1,000 people 2005
71 Cote d'Ivoire 5.73 km² per 1,000 people 2005
72 Federated States of Micronesia 5.7 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 5.68 km² per 1,000 people 2005
73 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.59 km² per 1,000 people 2005
74 Costa Rica 5.53 km² per 1,000 people 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 5.22 km² per 1,000 people 2005
75 Burkina Faso 5.14 km² per 1,000 people 2005
76 Sierra Leone 4.98 km² per 1,000 people 2005
77 Croatia 4.8 km² per 1,000 people 2005
78 Swaziland 4.78 km² per 1,000 people 2005
79 Seychelles 4.73 km² per 1,000 people 2005
80 Austria 4.69 km² per 1,000 people 2005
81 Bulgaria 4.68 km² per 1,000 people 2005
82 Uruguay 4.56 km² per 1,000 people 2005
83 Spain 4.13 km² per 1,000 people 2005
84 Northern Mariana Islands 4.11 km² per 1,000 people 2005
85 French Polynesia 4.09 km² per 1,000 people 2005
86 Indonesia 4.01 km² per 1,000 people 2005
87 Portugal 3.59 km² per 1,000 people 2005
88 Slovakia 3.58 km² per 1,000 people 2005
89 Eritrea 3.53 km² per 1,000 people 2005
90 Greece 3.38 km² per 1,000 people 2005
91 Serbia and Montenegro 3.34 km² per 1,000 people 2005
92 Guatemala 3.13 km² per 1,000 people 2005
93 The Gambia 3.1 km² per 1,000 people 2005
94 American Samoa 3.09 km² per 1,000 people 2005
95 Romania 2.94 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.9 km² per 1,000 people 2005
96 Benin 2.79 km² per 1,000 people 2005
97 North Korea 2.75 km² per 1,000 people 2005
98 Cayman Islands 2.67 km² per 1,000 people 2005
99 Malawi 2.64 km² per 1,000 people 2005
100 Czech Republic 2.59 km² per 1,000 people 2005
101 France 2.56 km² per 1,000 people 2005
102 Albania 2.54 km² per 1,000 people 2005
103 Ghana 2.5 km² per 1,000 people 2005
104 Andorra 2.42 km² per 1,000 people 2005
105 Poland 2.41 km² per 1,000 people 2005
106 Cuba 2.41 km² per 1,000 people 2005
107 Cyprus 2.3 km² per 1,000 people 2005
108 Thailand 2.26 km² per 1,000 people 2005
109 Kazakhstan 2.2 km² per 1,000 people 2005
110 Ukraine 2.03 km² per 1,000 people 2005
111 Liechtenstein 2.01 km² per 1,000 people 2005
112 South Africa 1.96 km² per 1,000 people 2005
113 Hungary 1.96 km² per 1,000 people 2005
114 Japan 1.95 km² per 1,000 people 2005
115 Luxembourg 1.91 km² per 1,000 people 2005
116 Ethiopia 1.82 km² per 1,000 people 2005
117 Trinidad and Tobago 1.73 km² per 1,000 people 2005
118 Sao Tome and Principe 1.73 km² per 1,000 people 2005
119 Italy 1.7 km² per 1,000 people 2005
120 Kyrgyzstan 1.69 km² per 1,000 people 2005
121 Cape Verde 1.66 km² per 1,000 people 2005
122 Switzerland 1.64 km² per 1,000 people 2005
123 Iran 1.62 km² per 1,000 people 2005
124 Ireland 1.61 km² per 1,000 people 2005
125 Vietnam 1.56 km² per 1,000 people 2005
126 Iceland 1.55 km² per 1,000 people 2005
127 Guam 1.53 km² per 1,000 people 2005
128 China 1.51 km² per 1,000 people 2005
129 Dominican Republic 1.45 km² per 1,000 people 2005
130 Morocco 1.45 km² per 1,000 people 2005
131 Turkey 1.41 km² per 1,000 people 2005
132 Germany 1.34 km² per 1,000 people 2005
133 Nepal 1.34 km² per 1,000 people 2005
134 South Korea 1.3 km² per 1,000 people 2005
135 Jamaica 1.28 km² per 1,000 people 2005
=136 Uzbekistan 1.26 km² per 1,000 people 2005
=136 Uganda 1.26 km² per 1,000 people 2005
138 Saudi Arabia 1.18 km² per 1,000 people 2005
139 Azerbaijan 1.12 km² per 1,000 people 2005
140 Antigua and Barbuda 1.09 km² per 1,000 people 2005
141 Tunisia 1.05 km² per 1,000 people 2005
142 Puerto Rico 1.04 km² per 1,000 people 2005
143 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.04 km² per 1,000 people 2005
144 Saint Lucia 1.03 km² per 1,000 people 2005
145 Kenya 1.03 km² per 1,000 people 2005
146 Sri Lanka 0.985 km² per 1,000 people 2005
147 Armenia 0.938 km² per 1,000 people 2005
148 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.924 km² per 1,000 people 2005
149 Denmark 0.923 km² per 1,000 people 2005
150 Virgin Islands 0.92 km² per 1,000 people 2005
151 Niger 0.907 km² per 1,000 people 2005
152 Mauritania 0.87 km² per 1,000 people 2005
153 Philippines 0.862 km² per 1,000 people 2005
154 Moldova 0.849 km² per 1,000 people 2005
155 Nigeria 0.784 km² per 1,000 people 2005
156 Algeria 0.693 km² per 1,000 people 2005
157 United Arab Emirates 0.688 km² per 1,000 people 2005
158 Belgium 0.637 km² per 1,000 people 2005
159 Togo 0.628 km² per 1,000 people 2005
160 Tajikistan 0.626 km² per 1,000 people 2005
161 India 0.619 km² per 1,000 people 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.541 km² per 1,000 people 2005
162 Rwanda 0.531 km² per 1,000 people 2005
163 United Kingdom 0.472 km² per 1,000 people 2005
164 El Salvador 0.433 km² per 1,000 people 2005
165 Tonga 0.391 km² per 1,000 people 2005
166 Grenada 0.376 km² per 1,000 people 2005
167 Libya 0.371 km² per 1,000 people 2005
168 Lebanon 0.339 km² per 1,000 people 2005
169 Iraq 0.315 km² per 1,000 people 2005
170 Mauritius 0.298 km² per 1,000 people 2005
171 Afghanistan 0.29 km² per 1,000 people 2005
172 Mayotte 0.278 km² per 1,000 people 2005
173 Yemen 0.262 km² per 1,000 people 2005
174 Israel 0.247 km² per 1,000 people 2005
175 Syria 0.242 km² per 1,000 people 2005
176 Netherlands 0.224 km² per 1,000 people 2005
177 Kiribati 0.202 km² per 1,000 people 2005
178 Burundi 0.201 km² per 1,000 people 2005
179 Bermuda 0.157 km² per 1,000 people 2005
180 Jordan 0.153 km² per 1,000 people 2005
181 Haiti 0.123 km² per 1,000 people 2005
182 Pakistan 0.122 km² per 1,000 people 2005
183 Comoros 0.083 km² per 1,000 people 2005
184 Djibouti 0.076 km² per 1,000 people 2005
185 Barbados 0.074 km² per 1,000 people 2005
186 Bangladesh 0.061 km² per 1,000 people 2005
187 Netherlands Antilles 0.055 km² per 1,000 people 2005
188 Lesotho 0.045 km² per 1,000 people 2005
189 Maldives 0.03 km² per 1,000 people 2005
190 Kuwait 0.024 km² per 1,000 people 2005
191 Egypt 0.009 km² per 1,000 people 2005
192 Oman 0.008 km² per 1,000 people 2005
193 Singapore 0.005 km² per 1,000 people 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Forest area > Sq. km > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Forest-area/Sq.-km/Per-capita

Environment > Forest area > Sq. km > Per capita: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Environment > Forest area > Sq. km > Per capita

  • Suriname ranked first for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Canada ranked second for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Russia ranked first for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Sudan ranked first for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Bolivia ranked first for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst Catholic countries in 2005.
  • Australia ranked first for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2005.
  • Finland ranked first for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Guyana ranked first for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • Botswana ranked first for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst Landlocked countries in 2005.
  • Brazil ranked second for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst Emerging markets in 2005.
  • Gabon ranked first for forest area > sq. km > per capita amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.
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