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Geography > Irrigated land: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 663,340 sq km 2008
2 China 641,410 sq km 2008
3 United States 230,000 sq km 2008
4 Pakistan 199,900 sq km 2008
South Asia average (profile) 189,226 sq km 2008
5 Philippines 152,500 sq km 2008
6 European Union 131,250 sq km 2003
South and Central Asia average (profile) 89,726.33 sq km 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 88,906.39 sq km 2008
7 Iran 87,000 sq km 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 74,620.91 sq km 2008
8 Indonesia 67,220 sq km 2008
9 Mexico 64,600 sq km 2009
10 Thailand 64,150 sq km 2008
11 Brazil 54,000 sq km 2011
12 Turkey 53,400 sq km 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 51,668.33 sq km 2008
13 Bangladesh 50,500 sq km 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 48,388.83 sq km 2008
14 Vietnam 46,000 sq km 2008
15 Russia 43,460 sq km 2008
16 Uzbekistan 42,230 sq km 2008
17 Italy 39,500 sq km 2008
18 Egypt 35,300 sq km 2008
19 Iraq 35,250 sq km 2008
20 Spain 34,700 sq km 2011
21 Afghanistan 31,990 sq km 2008
22 Romania 31,570 sq km 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 29,766.06 sq km 2003
Former British colonies average (profile) 27,610.14 sq km 2008
23 France 26,000 sq km 2003
24 Australia 25,500 sq km 2008
25 Japan 25,000 sq km 2010
26 Burma 22,500 sq km 2008
27 Ukraine 21,750 sq km 2010
28 Kazakhstan 20,660 sq km 2010
failed states average (profile) 20,167.33 sq km 2008
29 Chile 19,000 sq km 2008
30 Sudan 18,900 sq km 2010
Muslim countries average (profile) 18,164 sq km 2008
31 Turkmenistan 18,000 sq km 2008
32 Saudi Arabia 17,310 sq km 2008
33 South Africa 16,700 sq km 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 16,596.67 sq km 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 16,385.26 sq km 2008
=34 Greece 15,500 sq km 2008
=34 Argentina 15,500 sq km 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 15,427.27 sq km 2008
36 North Korea 14,600 sq km 2008
37 Morocco 14,570 sq km 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 14,533.74 sq km 2008
38 Azerbaijan 14,250 sq km 2010
39 Syria 13,410 sq km 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 13,038.89 sq km 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 12,094.51 sq km 2008
40 Peru 11,950 sq km 2008
41 Nepal 11,680 sq km 2008
42 Colombia 10,870 sq km 2011
43 Madagascar 10,860 sq km 2008
44 Venezuela 10,550 sq km 2008
45 Kyrgyzstan 10,196 sq km 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 9,478.84 sq km 2008
46 Cuba 8,700 sq km 2008
47 Ecuador 8,650 sq km 2008
48 Canada 8,550 sq km 2008
Europe average (profile) 8,456.16 sq km 2003
49 South Korea 8,320 sq km 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 8,269 sq km 2003
50 Tajikistan 7,421 sq km 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 6,969.21 sq km 2008
51 Yemen 6,800 sq km 2008
European Union average (profile) 6,521.48 sq km 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 6,475.83 sq km 2008
52 New Zealand 6,190 sq km 2008
53 Portugal 5,840 sq km 2008
=54 Algeria 5,700 sq km 2008
=54 Sri Lanka 5,700 sq km 2008
56 Germany 4,850 sq km 2008
57 Libya 4,700 sq km 2008
58 Netherlands 4,600 sq km 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 4,466.82 sq km 2008
59 Tunisia 4,450 sq km 2008
60 Denmark 4,350 sq km 2008
61 Georgia 4,330 sq km 2008
62 Malaysia 3,800 sq km 2009
63 Albania 3,650 sq km 2008
64 Dominican Republic 3,065 sq km 2009
65 Laos 3,000 sq km 2008
66 Nigeria 2,930 sq km 2008
67 Ethiopia 2,900 sq km 2008
68 Cambodia 2,850 sq km 2008
69 Armenia 2,740 sq km 2008
70 Mali 2,360 sq km 2008
71 Moldova 2,283 sq km 2011
72 Israel 2,250 sq km 2008
73 Uruguay 2,180 sq km 2008
=74 Guatemala 2,000 sq km 2008
=74 Somalia 2,000 sq km 2008
76 United Kingdom 1,950 sq km 2008
77 Tanzania 1,840 sq km 2008
78 Zimbabwe 1,740 sq km 2008
79 Slovakia 1,660 sq km 2008
80 Sweden 1,600 sq km 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1,585.85 sq km 2008
81 Zambia 1,560 sq km 2008
=82 Bolivia 1,500 sq km 2008
=82 Guyana 1,500 sq km 2008
84 Hungary 1,400 sq km 2008
85 Belarus 1,310 sq km 2008
86 Republic of Macedonia 1,280 sq km 2008
87 Senegal 1,200 sq km 2008
=88 Norway 1,180 sq km 2008
=88 Mozambique 1,180 sq km 2008
90 Austria 1,170 sq km 2008
91 Poland 1,160 sq km 2008
92 Costa Rica 1,080 sq km 2008
93 Kenya 1,030 sq km 2008
94 Bulgaria 1,020 sq km 2008
95 Haiti 970 sq km 2009
96 Guinea 950 sq km 2008
97 United Arab Emirates 920 sq km 2010
98 Lebanon 900 sq km 2008
99 Serbia 890 sq km 2012
100 Mongolia 840 sq km 2008
101 Jordan 820 sq km 2008
=102 Angola 800 sq km 2008
=102 Honduras 800 sq km 2008
104 Niger 740 sq km 2008
105 Cote d'Ivoire 730 sq km 2008
106 Finland 685.8 sq km 2010
107 Paraguay 670 sq km 2008
108 Nicaragua 610 sq km 2008
=109 Malawi 590 sq km 2008
=109 Oman 590 sq km 2008
111 Suriname 510 sq km 2008
112 Swaziland 500 sq km 2008
113 Cyprus 460 sq km 2008
=114 El Salvador 450 sq km 2008
=114 Mauritania 450 sq km 2008
116 Panama 430 sq km 2008
117 Czech Republic 390 sq km 2008
118 Ghana 340 sq km 2008
119 Bhutan 319.1 sq km 2010
=120 Burkina Faso 300 sq km 2008
=120 Sierra Leone 300 sq km 2008
=120 Chad 300 sq km 2008
123 Cameroon 290 sq km 2008
=124 Jamaica 250 sq km 2008
=124 Guinea-Bissau 250 sq km 2008
=124 Switzerland 250 sq km 2008
127 Benin 230.4 sq km 2008
=128 Belgium 230 sq km 2008
=128 Burundi 230 sq km 2008
130 Puerto Rico 220 sq km 2008
=131 Mauritius 210 sq km 2008
=131 Eritrea 210 sq km 2008
133 Gaza Strip 180 sq km 2008
134 West Bank 150 sq km 2003
135 Uganda 144.2 sq km 2010
136 East Timor 140 sq km 2012
137 Qatar 130 sq km 2008
138 Reunion 120 sq km 2003
139 Democratic Republic of the Congo 110 sq km 2008
=140 Sao Tome and Principe 100 sq km 2008
=140 Kuwait 100 sq km 2008
=140 New Caledonia 100 sq km 2008
143 Rwanda 90 sq km 2008
144 Namibia 80 sq km 2008
145 Slovenia 76.04 sq km 2010
=146 Martinique 70 sq km 2003
=146 Trinidad and Tobago 70 sq km 2008
=146 Togo 70 sq km 2008
149 Guadeloupe 60 sq km 2003
=150 Barbados 50 sq km 2008
=150 The Gambia 50 sq km 2011
=152 Bahrain 40 sq km 2008
=152 Luxembourg 40 sq km 1998
=152 Belize 40 sq km 2008
=152 Gabon 40 sq km 2008
156 Croatia 36.27 sq km 2010
157 Malta 32 sq km 2008
=158 Bosnia and Herzegovina 30 sq km 2008
=158 Liberia 30 sq km 2008
=158 Fiji 30 sq km 2008
=158 Cape Verde 30 sq km 2008
=158 Lesotho 30 sq km 2008
=158 Saint Lucia 30 sq km 2008
164 Montenegro 22 sq km 2012
=165 Congo, Republic of the 20 sq km 2008
=165 Hong Kong 20 sq km 1998
=165 French Guiana 20 sq km 2003
=165 Botswana 20 sq km 2008
169 Grenada 15 sq km 2012
170 Lithuania 13.4 sq km 2008
171 Ireland 11 sq km 2003
=172 Central African Republic 10 sq km 2008
=172 The Bahamas 10 sq km 2008
=172 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10 sq km 2008
=172 Brunei 10 sq km 2008
=172 French Polynesia 10 sq km 2008
=172 Djibouti 10 sq km 2008
178 Latvia 8.3 sq km 2013
179 Estonia 4.58 sq km 2010
180 Seychelles 3 sq km 2012
181 Guam 2 sq km 2012
=182 Antigua and Barbuda 1.3 sq km 2012
=182 Comoros 1.3 sq km 2003
=184 Virgin Islands 1 sq km 2012
=184 Northern Mariana Islands 1 sq km 2012
186 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.2 sq km 2012
187 Aruba 0.01 sq km 1998
=188 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.0 2012
=188 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 0.0 2012
=188 Spratly Islands 0.0 2012
=188 Wake Island 0.0 2012
=188 Clipperton Island 0.0 2012
=188 Isle of Man 0.0 2012
=188 Maldives 0.0 2003
=188 Papua New Guinea 0.0 2003
=188 Coral Sea Islands 0.0 2012
=188 Jarvis Island 0.0 2012
=188 Johnston Atoll 0.0 2012
=188 British Indian Ocean Territory 0.0 2012
=188 Jan Mayen 0.0 2012
=188 Howland Island 0.0 2013
=188 Faroe Islands 0.0 2012
=188 Midway Islands 0.0 2012
=188 Marshall Islands 0.0 2012
=188 Bouvet Island 0.0 2012
=188 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 0.0 2012
=188 Paracel Islands 0.0 2012
=188 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 0.0 2012

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"Countries Compared by Geography > Irrigated land. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Irrigated-land

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Interesting observations about Geography > Irrigated land

  • All of the top 2 countries by irrigated land are Emerging markets'.
  • 2 of the top 3 countries by irrigated land are Cold countries'.
  • China has ranked in the top 2 for irrigated land since 1998.
  • India has ranked in the top 2 for irrigated land since 1998.
  • United States has ranked in the top 3 for irrigated land since 1998.
  • Pakistan has ranked in the top 4 for irrigated land since 1998.
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands has ranked third last for irrigated land since 2010.
  • Philippines has ranked in the top 5 for irrigated land since 2003.
  • Iran has ranked in the top 7 for irrigated land since 1998.
  • Russia ranked first for irrigated land amongst Former Soviet republics in 2008.
  • 27 of the top 94 countries by irrigated land are European.
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