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

DEFINITION: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Suriname 94.72% 2007
2 American Samoa 89% 2007
3 Palau 88.26% 2007
4 Seychelles 86.96% 2007
5 Gabon 84.43% 2007
6 Bhutan 83.78% 2007
7 Guyana 76.73% 2007
8 Solomon Islands 74.76% 2007
9 Finland 74.02% 2007
10 Guinea-Bissau 72.98% 2007
11 Belize 72.47% 2007
12 Northern Mariana Islands 72.17% 2007
13 Laos 69.26% 2007
14 Japan 68.22% 2007
15 Sweden 67.14% 2007
16 Congo, Republic of the 65.7% 2007
17 Papua New Guinea 64.39% 2007
18 Slovenia 63.28% 2007
19 Malaysia 62.73% 2007
20 Dominica 60.67% 2007
21 Samoa 60.42% 2007
22 Democratic Republic of the Congo 58.65% 2007
23 Panama 57.69% 2007
24 Equatorial Guinea 57.09% 2007
25 Cambodia 56.7% 2007
26 Zambia 55.91% 2007
27 Brazil 55.74% 2007
28 Fiji 54.73% 2007
29 Colombia 54.65% 2007
30 Estonia 54.27% 2007
31 Bolivia 53.72% 2007
32 Peru 53.56% 2007
33 Venezuela 53.44% 2007
34 East Timor 52.16% 2007
35 Brunei 51.99% 2007
36 The Bahamas 51.45% 2007
37 Russia 49.37% 2007
38 Guam 47.96% 2007
39 Burma 47.88% 2007
40 Cayman Islands 47.69% 2007
41 Latvia 47.6% 2007
42 The Gambia 47.5% 2007
43 Angola 47.21% 2007
44 Austria 46.96% 2007
45 Costa Rica 46.94% 2007
46 Indonesia 46.78% 2007
47 Puerto Rico 46.04% 2007
48 Paraguay 45.6% 2007
49 Senegal 44.58% 2007
50 Cameroon 44.01% 2007
51 Trinidad and Tobago 43.9% 2007
52 Zimbabwe 43.72% 2007
53 Vietnam 43.26% 2007
54 Liechtenstein 43.13% 2007
55 Bosnia and Herzegovina 42.68% 2007
56 Portugal 42.22% 2007
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 42.16% 2007
57 Nicaragua 41.5% 2007
58 Slovakia 40.17% 2007
59 Georgia 39.72% 2007
60 Croatia 39.65% 2007
61 New Caledonia 39.22% 2007
62 Belarus 39% 2007
63 Tanzania 38.87% 2007
64 Honduras 38.75% 2007
65 Sierra Leone 37.92% 2007
66 Ecuador 37.78% 2007
67 European Union 37.54% 2007
Catholic countries average (profile) 37.37% 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 37.15% 2007
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 37.14% 2007
68 Spain 37.09% 2007
69 Central African Republic 36.43% 2007
70 Turks and Caicos Islands 36.21% 2007
71 Vanuatu 36.05% 2007
72 Guatemala 35.74% 2007
73 Malawi 35.46% 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 34.81% 2007
74 Italy 34.65% 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 34.61% 2007
75 Czech Republic 34.34% 2007
76 Bulgaria 34.3% 2007
77 Canada 34.1% 2007
78 Lithuania 33.99% 2007
Christian countries average (profile) 33.92% 2007
European Union average (profile) 33.58% 2007
79 Luxembourg 33.51% 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) 33.44% 2007
80 Tuvalu 33.33% 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 33.17% 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 33.15% 2007
81 United States 33.12% 2007
82 Cote d'Ivoire 32.82% 2007
83 Mexico 32.78% 2007
84 Swaziland 32% 2007
Hot countries average (profile) 31.97% 2007
Eastern Europe average (profile) 31.76% 2007
85 Germany 31.76% 2007
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 31.58% 2007
86 Liberia 31.5% 2007
87 Jamaica 31.23% 2007
88 New Zealand 31.16% 2007
89 Norway 30.96% 2007
Cold countries average (profile) 30.78% 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 30.75% 2007
90 Switzerland 30.75% 2007
Europe average (profile) 30.42% 2007
91 Poland 30.39% 2007
92 Greece 29.58% 2007
93 Albania 29.34% 2007
94 Sri Lanka 28.99% 2007
Tourist destinations average (profile) 28.9% 2007
95 French Polynesia 28.69% 2007
Former British colonies average (profile) 28.66% 2007
96 France 28.55% 2007
97 Sao Tome and Principe 28.54% 2007
98 Dominican Republic 28.48% 2007
99 Thailand 28.19% 2007
100 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 27.95% 2007
101 Sudan 27.93% 2007
102 Saint Lucia 27.87% 2007
103 Romania 27.72% 2007
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 27.59% 2007
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 27.51% 2007
104 Guinea 27.07% 2007
105 Virgin Islands 26% 2007
106 Cuba 25.72% 2007
Religious countries average (profile) 25.15% 2007
107 Burkina Faso 24.66% 2007
108 Nepal 24.63% 2007
Landlocked countries average (profile) 24.61% 2007
109 Mozambique 24.37% 2007
failed states average (profile) 24.33% 2007
Former French colonies average (profile) 23.79% 2007
110 Serbia and Montenegro 23.62% 2007
South Asia average (profile) 23.37% 2007
111 Ghana 23.23% 2007
112 Philippines 22.96% 2007
113 India 22.79% 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 22.46% 2007
114 Hungary 22.36% 2007
115 Belgium 22.03% 2007
116 China 22.02% 2007
117 Madagascar 21.95% 2007
118 Chile 21.83% 2007
119 Rwanda 21.66% 2007
120 Antigua and Barbuda 21.36% 2007
121 Australia 21.26% 2007
122 Cape Verde 20.97% 2007
123 Botswana 20.66% 2007
124 Saint Kitts and Nevis 20.38% 2007
125 Benin 20.08% 2007
126 Bermuda 20% 2007
127 Cyprus 18.94% 2007
128 Mauritius 18.03% 2007
129 Uganda 17.53% 2007
130 Ukraine 16.57% 2007
131 Eritrea 15.34% 2007
South and Central Asia average (profile) 15.29% 2007
132 Mayotte 14.44% 2007
133 El Salvador 13.88% 2007
134 Lebanon 13.56% 2007
OPEC countries average (profile) 13.37% 2007
135 Turkey 13.28% 2007
Muslim countries average (profile) 13.15% 2007
136 Ethiopia 12.72% 2007
137 Grenada 12.06% 2007
138 Argentina 11.96% 2007
139 Denmark 11.92% 2007
140 United Kingdom 11.85% 2007
141 Azerbaijan 11.33% 2007
142 Nigeria 11.28% 2007
143 Somalia 11.12% 2007
144 Netherlands 10.87% 2007
145 Mali 10.14% 2007
146 Ireland 10.06% 2007
147 Moldova 10.04% 2007
148 Morocco 9.81% 2007
149 Armenia 9.72% 2007
150 Chad 9.34% 2007
151 Namibia 9.12% 2007
152 Uruguay 8.83% 2007
153 Turkmenistan 8.78% 2007
154 Israel 8.03% 2007
155 Uzbekistan 7.82% 2007
156 South Africa 7.58% 2007
157 Tunisia 7.05% 2007
158 Bangladesh 6.66% 2007
159 Mongolia 6.49% 2007
160 Togo 6.36% 2007
161 Kenya 6.15% 2007
162 Burundi 5.2% 2007
163 Tonga 5% 2007
164 Kyrgyzstan 4.56% 2007
165 Barbados 3.95% 2007
166 Haiti 3.75% 2007
167 United Arab Emirates 3.74% 2007
168 Singapore 3.3% 2007
169 Maldives 3% 2007
170 Tajikistan 2.93% 2007
171 Kiribati 2.72% 2007
172 Syria 2.57% 2007
173 Comoros 2.37% 2007
174 Pakistan 2.36% 2007
175 Aruba 2.22% 2007
176 Iraq 1.88% 2007
177 San Marino 1.67% 2007
178 Netherlands Antilles 1.5% 2007
179 Saudi Arabia 1.36% 2007
180 Afghanistan 1.24% 2007
181 Kazakhstan 1.23% 2007
=182 Niger 0.98% 2007
=182 Algeria 0.98% 2007
=184 Jordan 0.94% 2007
=184 Malta 0.94% 2007
186 Bahrain 0.7% 2007
187 Iceland 0.49% 2007
188 Kuwait 0.33% 2007
189 Lesotho 0.28% 2007
=190 Mauritania 0.24% 2007
=190 Djibouti 0.24% 2007
192 Libya 0.12% 2007
193 Faroe Islands 0.07% 2007
194 Oman 0.01% 2007
195 Greenland 0.0 2007

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

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