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Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land 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. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burundi 89.37% 2007
2 Saudi Arabia 86.81% 2007
3 Nigeria 86.19% 2007
4 Uruguay 83.89% 2007
5 South Africa 81.83% 2007
6 The Gambia 81.3% 2007
7 Comoros 80.65% 2007
8 Rwanda 78.03% 2007
9 Swaziland 78.02% 2007
10 Marshall Islands 77.78% 2007
11 Kazakhstan 77.01% 2007
12 Lesotho 75.91% 2007
13 Syria 75.68% 2007
14 Moldova 75.49% 2007
15 El Salvador 75.1% 2007
16 Eritrea 74.67% 2007
17 Mongolia 74.66% 2007
18 Djibouti 73.4% 2007
19 United Kingdom 72.94% 2007
20 Ukraine 71.23% 2007
21 Madagascar 70.23% 2007
22 Somalia 70.18% 2007
23 Bangladesh 69.52% 2007
24 Turkmenistan 69.4% 2007
25 Lebanon 67.17% 2007
26 Morocco 67.13% 2007
27 Togo 66.74% 2007
28 Tuvalu 66.67% 2007
29 Ghana 65.26% 2007
30 Uganda 65% 2007
31 Hungary 64.8% 2007
32 Greece 64.24% 2007
33 Cote d'Ivoire 63.52% 2007
34 Tunisia 63.25% 2007
35 Denmark 62.76% 2007
36 Uzbekistan 62.62% 2007
37 Ireland 62.07% 2007
38 Mozambique 62.06% 2007
39 Haiti 61.32% 2007
40 India 60.51% 2007
41 Cuba 60.28% 2007
42 Sao Tome and Principe 59.38% 2007
43 Afghanistan 59.28% 2007
44 China 59.27% 2007
45 Romania 58.92% 2007
46 Guinea-Bissau 57.97% 2007
=47 Sudan 57.56% 2007
=47 Azerbaijan 57.56% 2007
49 Spain 57.44% 2007
50 Armenia 57.27% 2007
51 Serbia and Montenegro 57.19% 2007
52 Netherlands 56.69% 2007
53 Kyrgyzstan 55.94% 2007
54 Australia 55.38% 2007
55 Guinea 55.23% 2007
56 Czech Republic 55% 2007
57 Mexico 54.94% 2007
58 Costa Rica 53.86% 2007
59 France 53.72% 2007
60 Mayotte 53.48% 2007
61 Poland 53.17% 2007
62 Malawi 52.83% 2007
63 Dominican Republic 52.09% 2007
64 Paraguay 51.35% 2007
65 Turkey 51.26% 2007
66 Luxembourg 50.58% 2007
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 50.32% 2007
67 Mauritius 49.75% 2007
South and Central Asia average (profile) 49.71% 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 49.65% 2007
68 Argentina 48.73% 2007
Religious countries average (profile) 48.69% 2007
Landlocked countries average (profile) 48.65% 2007
69 Germany 48.6% 2007
South Asia average (profile) 47.87% 2007
failed states average (profile) 47.55% 2007
70 Kenya 47.44% 2007
71 Jamaica 47.37% 2007
Eastern Europe average (profile) 47.3% 2007
72 Italy 47.22% 2007
73 Namibia 47.13% 2007
74 Bulgaria 47.1% 2007
75 Angola 46.19% 2007
76 New Zealand 45.89% 2007
77 Kiribati 45.68% 2007
78 Botswana 45.62% 2007
79 European Union 45.49% 2007
Muslim countries average (profile) 45.3% 2007
80 Belgium 45.24% 2007
Former French colonies average (profile) 45.03% 2007
81 United States 44.88% 2007
82 Senegal 44.86% 2007
83 Sierra Leone 44.4% 2007
84 Barbados 44.19% 2007
85 Belarus 44.11% 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 43.76% 2007
European Union average (profile) 43.52% 2007
86 Nicaragua 43.34% 2007
87 Maldives 43.33% 2007
88 Tonga 43.06% 2007
89 Lithuania 43% 2007
Europe average (profile) 42.49% 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 42.07% 2007
90 Bosnia and Herzegovina 41.97% 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 41.73% 2007
91 Guatemala 41.66% 2007
92 Burkina Faso 41.15% 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 41.08% 2007
93 Albania 40.84% 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) 40.71% 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 40.6% 2007
Cold countries average (profile) 40.25% 2007
94 Slovakia 40.12% 2007
95 Zimbabwe 39.94% 2007
Catholic countries average (profile) 39.66% 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 39.42% 2007
96 Austria 39.3% 2007
97 Chad 39.18% 2007
98 Switzerland 39.02% 2007
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 38.98% 2007
Christian countries average (profile) 38.81% 2007
99 Thailand 38.66% 2007
100 Tanzania 38.61% 2007
101 Philippines 38.57% 2007
102 Mauritania 38.53% 2007
103 Colombia 38.25% 2007
104 Grenada 38.24% 2007
105 Portugal 38.21% 2007
Hot countries average (profile) 38.02% 2007
106 Liechtenstein 37.5% 2007
Former British colonies average (profile) 36.81% 2007
107 Sri Lanka 36.52% 2007
108 Georgia 36.22% 2007
109 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 35.9% 2007
110 Pakistan 35.41% 2007
111 Guam 35.19% 2007
112 Ethiopia 35.08% 2007
113 Zambia 34.42% 2007
114 Niger 34.35% 2007
115 Bolivia 34% 2007
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 33.62% 2007
116 Tajikistan 32.73% 2007
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 32.56% 2007
117 Vietnam 32.48% 2007
118 Mali 32.47% 2007
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 32.24% 2007
119 Benin 31.82% 2007
OPEC countries average (profile) 31.3% 2007
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 31.29% 2007
120 Brazil 31.15% 2007
121 Cambodia 30.9% 2007
122 Congo, Republic of the 30.88% 2007
123 Dominica 30.67% 2007
124 Samoa 30.39% 2007
125 Panama 30% 2007
126 Antigua and Barbuda 29.55% 2007
127 Latvia 29.54% 2007
128 Nepal 29.37% 2007
129 Malta 29.06% 2007
Tourist destinations average (profile) 28.89% 2007
130 Honduras 27.96% 2007
131 Liberia 26.99% 2007
=132 Indonesia 26.77% 2007
=132 Ecuador 26.77% 2007
134 East Timor 26.09% 2007
135 American Samoa 25% 2007
136 Slovenia 24.83% 2007
137 Venezuela 24.2% 2007
138 Malaysia 23.95% 2007
139 Fiji 23.43% 2007
140 Israel 23.15% 2007
141 Iceland 22.75% 2007
142 Croatia 22.28% 2007
143 Iraq 21.61% 2007
144 Puerto Rico 21.31% 2007
145 Chile 21.19% 2007
146 Gabon 20.03% 2007
147 Bermuda 20% 2007
148 Estonia 19.41% 2007
149 Cameroon 19.38% 2007
150 Cape Verde 19.35% 2007
151 Saint Kitts and Nevis 19.23% 2007
152 Burma 18.34% 2007
153 Saint Lucia 18.03% 2007
154 Algeria 17.32% 2007
155 Cyprus 16.99% 2007
156 Peru 16.84% 2007
157 San Marino 16.67% 2007
158 Bhutan 14.64% 2007
159 Bahrain 14.08% 2007
160 New Caledonia 13.79% 2007
161 Russia 13.16% 2007
=162 Palau 13.04% 2007
=162 Seychelles 13.04% 2007
164 Japan 12.76% 2007
165 French Polynesia 12.3% 2007
166 Vanuatu 12.06% 2007
167 Equatorial Guinea 11.55% 2007
168 Cayman Islands 11.54% 2007
169 Virgin Islands 11.43% 2007
170 Aruba 11.11% 2007
171 Jordan 10.93% 2007
172 Trinidad and Tobago 10.53% 2007
173 Netherlands Antilles 10% 2007
174 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.99% 2007
175 Laos 9.22% 2007
176 Libya 8.84% 2007
177 Kuwait 8.64% 2007
178 Guyana 8.53% 2007
179 Central African Republic 8.35% 2007
180 Sweden 7.64% 2007
181 Finland 7.55% 2007
182 Canada 7.43% 2007
183 United Arab Emirates 7.12% 2007
184 Belize 6.66% 2007
185 Northern Mariana Islands 6.52% 2007
186 Qatar 6.13% 2007
187 Oman 5.81% 2007
188 Norway 3.39% 2007
189 Solomon Islands 3% 2007
190 Papua New Guinea 2.3% 2007
191 Brunei 2.16% 2007
192 Faroe Islands 2.14% 2007
193 The Bahamas 1.4% 2007
194 Singapore 1.15% 2007
195 Turks and Caicos Islands 1.05% 2007
196 Greenland 0.57% 2007
197 Suriname 0.53% 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Agricultural-land/%-of-land-area

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