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Environment > Wetlands of intl importance > Area per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Wetlands of international importance 2002. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Botswana 3,794.41 thousand hectares 2002
2 Gabon 840.26 thousand hectares 2002
3 Bolivia 622.39 thousand hectares 2002
4 Guinea 528.31 thousand hectares 2002
5 Mauritania 427.81 thousand hectares 2002
6 Denmark 424.67 thousand hectares 2002
7 Canada 416.17 thousand hectares 2002
8 Namibia 321.71 thousand hectares 2002
9 Mongolia 258.26 thousand hectares 2002
10 Peru 252.86 thousand hectares 2002
11 Chad 205.69 thousand hectares 2002
12 Iceland 205.2 thousand hectares 2002
13 Armenia 161.47 thousand hectares 2002
14 Estonia 158.98 thousand hectares 2002
15 Paraguay 139.1 thousand hectares 2002
16 Uruguay 122.31 thousand hectares 2002
17 Papua New Guinea 105.12 thousand hectares 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 90.9 thousand hectares 2002
18 Nicaragua 77.35 thousand hectares 2002
19 Costa Rica 76.46 thousand hectares 2002
20 Russia 71.05 thousand hectares 2002
21 Argentina 70.96 thousand hectares 2002
22 Sierra Leone 65.66 thousand hectares 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 65.61 thousand hectares 2002
23 Niger 60.5 thousand hectares 2002
24 Sweden 57.7 thousand hectares 2002
25 Algeria 57.29 thousand hectares 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 54.78 thousand hectares 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 52.03 thousand hectares 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 49.38 thousand hectares 2002
26 Guatemala 42.75 thousand hectares 2002
27 Cuba 40.31 thousand hectares 2002
28 Togo 37.86 thousand hectares 2002
European Union average (profile) 35.8 thousand hectares 2002
29 Brazil 35.37 thousand hectares 2002
30 Panama 34.92 thousand hectares 2002
31 Zambia 31.34 thousand hectares 2002
32 Romania 30.5 thousand hectares 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 29.86 thousand hectares 2002
33 Guinea-Bissau 29.3 thousand hectares 2002
34 Belize 27.8 thousand hectares 2002
35 Finland 26.73 thousand hectares 2002
36 Honduras 26.48 thousand hectares 2002
37 Suriname 24.99 thousand hectares 2002
38 Burkina Faso 24.32 thousand hectares 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 20.89 thousand hectares 2002
39 Belarus 20.68 thousand hectares 2002
40 Netherlands 20.25 thousand hectares 2002
41 Malawi 18.87 thousand hectares 2002
42 Benin 18.75 thousand hectares 2002
43 Latvia 18.39 thousand hectares 2002
44 Croatia 18.02 thousand hectares 2002
45 Ireland 17.04 thousand hectares 2002
46 Norway 15.42 thousand hectares 2002
47 The Gambia 15.31 thousand hectares 2002
48 Hungary 15.16 thousand hectares 2002
49 Greece 14.93 thousand hectares 2002
50 Mali 14.89 thousand hectares 2002
51 Ukraine 14.85 thousand hectares 2002
52 Tajikistan 14.83 thousand hectares 2002
53 Austria 14.6 thousand hectares 2002
54 Lithuania 14.41 thousand hectares 2002
55 United Kingdom 14.41 thousand hectares 2002
56 France 12.86 thousand hectares 2002
57 Azerbaijan 12.24 thousand hectares 2002
58 South Africa 10.96 thousand hectares 2002
59 Mexico 10.84 thousand hectares 2002
60 Colombia 10.65 thousand hectares 2002
61 Venezuela 10.42 thousand hectares 2002
62 Germany 10.05 thousand hectares 2002
63 New Zealand 9.88 thousand hectares 2002
64 Senegal 9.62 thousand hectares 2002
65 Republic of Macedonia 9.16 thousand hectares 2002
66 Ghana 9 thousand hectares 2002
67 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8.87 thousand hectares 2002
68 Georgia 7.8 thousand hectares 2002
69 Slovakia 7.06 thousand hectares 2002
70 Portugal 6.37 thousand hectares 2002
71 Chile 6.32 thousand hectares 2002
72 Albania 6.13 thousand hectares 2002
73 Trinidad and Tobago 4.7 thousand hectares 2002
74 Bangladesh 4.42 thousand hectares 2002
75 Cambodia 4.33 thousand hectares 2002
76 United States 4.14 thousand hectares 2002
77 Czech Republic 4.12 thousand hectares 2002
78 Spain 3.82 thousand hectares 2002
79 Madagascar 3.17 thousand hectares 2002
80 Kenya 2.76 thousand hectares 2002
81 Turkey 2.45 thousand hectares 2002
82 Poland 2.35 thousand hectares 2002
83 Jamaica 2.29 thousand hectares 2002
84 Thailand 2.07 thousand hectares 2002
85 China 1.99 thousand hectares 2002
86 Pakistan 1.9 thousand hectares 2002
87 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.8 thousand hectares 2002
88 Malaysia 1.56 thousand hectares 2002
89 Egypt 1.55 thousand hectares 2002
90 Jordan 1.39 thousand hectares 2002
91 Tunisia 1.33 thousand hectares 2002
92 Cote d'Ivoire 1.14 thousand hectares 2002
93 Indonesia 1.13 thousand hectares 2002
94 Italy 0.997 thousand hectares 2002
95 Switzerland 0.961 thousand hectares 2002
96 Philippines 0.84 thousand hectares 2002
97 Belgium 0.774 thousand hectares 2002
98 Nepal 0.747 thousand hectares 2002
99 Japan 0.659 thousand hectares 2002
100 Uganda 0.578 thousand hectares 2002
101 Slovenia 0.501 thousand hectares 2002
102 Morocco 0.478 thousand hectares 2002
103 Nigeria 0.449 thousand hectares 2002
104 Sri Lanka 0.423 thousand hectares 2002
105 Bulgaria 0.381 thousand hectares 2002
106 El Salvador 0.333 thousand hectares 2002
107 Lebanon 0.284 thousand hectares 2002
108 India 0.181 thousand hectares 2002
109 Vietnam 0.151 thousand hectares 2002
110 Burundi 0.142 thousand hectares 2002
111 Israel 0.0 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Wetlands of intl importance > Area per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Resources Institute. 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/Environment/Wetlands-of-intl-importance/Area-per-million

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