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

DEFINITION: Arable land (% of land area). 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Denmark 58.9% 2011
2 Bangladesh 58.6% 2011
3 Ukraine 56.1% 2011
4 Moldova 55.09% 2011
5 India 52.92% 2011
6 Rwanda 49.45% 2011
7 Hungary 48.55% 2011
8 Togo 46.15% 2011
9 The Gambia 44.47% 2011
10 Comoros 44.06% 2011
11 Isle of Man 43.86% 2011
12 Czech Republic 40.96% 2011
13 Nigeria 39.53% 2011
14 Romania 39.08% 2011
15 Mauritius 38.42% 2011
16 Malawi 38.18% 2011
17 Serbia 37.66% 2011
18 Poland 36.49% 2011
19 Haiti 36.28% 2011
20 Burundi 35.83% 2011
21 Lithuania 34.87% 2011
22 Germany 34.07% 2011
23 Uganda 33.78% 2011
24 France 33.54% 2011
25 Cuba 33.35% 2011
26 El Salvador 32.09% 2011
27 Netherlands 30.9% 2011
28 Thailand 30.85% 2011
South Asia average (profile) 30.56% 2011
29 Bulgaria 29.94% 2011
30 Slovakia 28.93% 2011
31 Malta 28.12% 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 27.94% 2011
32 Barbados 27.91% 2011
33 Kosovo 27.56% 2007
34 Belgium 27.28% 2011
35 Belarus 27.25% 2011
36 Pakistan 26.87% 2011
37 Turkey 26.69% 2011
38 European Union 25.57% 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 25.48% 2011
European Union average (profile) 25.46% 2011
39 Syria 25.11% 2011
40 Spain 25.08% 2011
41 United Kingdom 25.06% 2011
Western Europe average (profile) 23.91% 2011
42 Luxembourg 23.9% 2011
Europe average (profile) 23.33% 2011
43 Italy 23.12% 2011
44 Channel Islands 22.95% 2011
45 Benin 22.88% 2011
46 Azerbaijan 22.81% 2011
47 Albania 22.7% 2011
48 Cambodia 22.66% 2011
49 Tonga 22.22% 2011
50 Liechtenstein 21.88% 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 21.38% 2011
51 Ghana 21.1% 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 21.07% 2011
52 Vietnam 20.96% 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 20.92% 2011
53 Burkina Faso 20.83% 2011
54 Senegal 20% 2011
55 Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.71% 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 19.6% 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 19.59% 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 19.47% 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 19.44% 2011
56 Greece 19.39% 2011
57 Saint Kitts and Nevis 19.23% 2011
58 Sri Lanka 19.14% 2011
59 North Korea 19.1% 2011
60 Latvia 18.62% 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 18.57% 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 18.35% 2011
61 Tunisia 18.27% 2011
62 Philippines 18.11% 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 18.01% 2011
63 Morocco 17.8% 2011
64 United States 17.51% 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 17.32% 2011
65 San Marino 16.67% 2011
66 Dominican Republic 16.56% 2011
67 Austria 16.54% 2011
68 Burma 16.51% 2011
69 Nepal 16.43% 2011
70 Republic of Macedonia 16.42% 2011
71 Croatia 16.02% 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 15.96% 2011
72 Nicaragua 15.79% 2011
73 Ireland 15.42% 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 15.39% 2011
74 South Korea 15.37% 2011
75 Sierra Leone 15.36% 2011
76 Armenia 15.11% 2011
77 American Samoa 15% 2011
78 Estonia 14.91% 2011
79 Bermuda 14.8% 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 14.71% 2011
80 Ethiopia 14.56% 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 14.44% 2011
81 Guatemala 14% 2011
82 Israel 13.96% 2011
83 Argentina 13.9% 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 13.27% 2011
84 Cameroon 13.12% 2011
85 Mexico 13.11% 2011
86 Tanzania 13.1% 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 13.01% 2011
87 Indonesia 12.97% 2011
88 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12.82% 2011
89 Montenegro 12.79% 2011
failed states average (profile) 12.45% 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 12.39% 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 12.39% 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 12.09% 2011
90 China 11.96% 2011
91 Portugal 11.96% 2011
92 Afghanistan 11.95% 2011
93 Niger 11.79% 2011
94 Japan 11.67% 2011
95 Cape Verde 11.66% 2011
96 Guinea 11.6% 2011
=97 Aruba 11.11% 2011
=97 Marshall Islands 11.11% 2011
99 Jamaica 11.08% 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 11.03% 2011
100 Lebanon 10.95% 2011
101 Iran 10.77% 2011
102 Guinea-Bissau 10.67% 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 10.63% 2011
103 Zimbabwe 10.6% 2011
104 Uruguay 10.32% 2011
105 Swaziland 10.17% 2011
106 Lesotho 10.14% 2011
107 Switzerland 10.11% 2011
108 Uzbekistan 10.11% 2011
109 East Timor 10.09% 2011
110 Maldives 10% 2011
111 South Africa 9.92% 2011
112 Paraguay 9.82% 2011
113 Kenya 9.66% 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 9.55% 2011
114 Iraq 9.21% 2011
115 Fiji 9.17% 2011
116 Cote d'Ivoire 9.12% 2011
117 Honduras 9.12% 2011
118 Antigua and Barbuda 9.09% 2011
119 Cyprus 9.07% 2011
120 Sao Tome and Principe 9.06% 2011
121 Kazakhstan 8.9% 2011
122 Grenada 8.82% 2011
123 Brazil 8.5% 2011
124 Slovenia 8.37% 2011
125 Dominica 8% 2011
126 Russia 7.42% 2011
127 Finland 7.4% 2011
128 Panama 7.26% 2011
129 Sudan 7.18% 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 6.84% 2011
130 Eritrea 6.83% 2011
131 Puerto Rico 6.76% 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 6.71% 2011
132 Kyrgyzstan 6.65% 2011
133 Mozambique 6.61% 2011
134 Sweden 6.36% 2011
135 Australia 6.21% 2011
136 Tajikistan 6.07% 2011
137 Laos 6.07% 2011
138 Madagascar 6.02% 2011
139 Georgia 5.96% 2011
140 Mali 5.62% 2011
141 Malaysia 5.48% 2011
142 Andorra 5.32% 2011
143 Saint Lucia 4.92% 2011
144 Costa Rica 4.9% 2011
145 Trinidad and Tobago 4.87% 2011
146 Canada 4.73% 2011
147 Liberia 4.67% 2011
148 Ecuador 4.65% 2011
149 Equatorial Guinea 4.63% 2011
150 Zambia 4.57% 2011
151 Turkmenistan 4.04% 2011
152 Chad 3.89% 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 3.68% 2011
153 Bolivia 3.54% 2011
154 Angola 3.29% 2011
155 Belize 3.29% 2011
156 Algeria 3.15% 2011
157 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3% 2011
158 Venezuela 2.95% 2011
159 Central African Republic 2.89% 2011
160 Egypt 2.88% 2011
161 Peru 2.85% 2011
162 Federated States of Micronesia 2.84% 2011
163 Samoa 2.83% 2011
164 Norway 2.69% 2011
165 Bhutan 2.48% 2011
166 Kiribati 2.47% 2011
167 Yemen 2.2% 2011
=168 Palau 2.17% 2011
=168 Northern Mariana Islands 2.17% 2011
=168 Seychelles 2.17% 2011
171 Faeroe Islands 2.15% 2011
172 Guyana 2.13% 2011
173 Jordan 1.98% 2011
174 Colombia 1.89% 2011
175 Guam 1.85% 2011
176 Bahrain 1.79% 2011
177 New Zealand 1.79% 2011
178 Chile 1.77% 2011
179 Somalia 1.75% 2011
180 Vanuatu 1.64% 2011
181 Republic of the Congo 1.46% 2011
182 Saudi Arabia 1.45% 2011
183 Gabon 1.26% 2011
184 Iceland 1.23% 2011
185 Qatar 1.21% 2011
186 Turks and Caicos Islands 1.05% 2011
187 Libya 0.995% 2011
188 Namibia 0.972% 2011
189 Singapore 0.9% 2011
190 The Bahamas 0.899% 2011
191 Cayman Islands 0.833% 2011
192 French Polynesia 0.683% 2011
193 Papua New Guinea 0.662% 2011
194 Solomon Islands 0.643% 2011
195 Kuwait 0.617% 2011
196 United Arab Emirates 0.605% 2011
197 Brunei 0.569% 2011
198 Botswana 0.457% 2011
199 Mauritania 0.437% 2011
200 Mongolia 0.394% 2011
201 New Caledonia 0.383% 2011
202 Suriname 0.378% 2011
203 Oman 0.103% 2011
204 Djibouti 0.0863% 2011
205 Greenland 0.00219% 2011

Citation

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

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