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Geography > Land use > Arable land: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Denmark 57.99% 2013
2 Ukraine 53.85% 2013
3 Moldova 53.47% 2013
4 Bangladesh 52.97% 2013
5 India 47.87% 2013
6 Hungary 47.24% 2013
7 Rwanda 46.32% 2013
8 Togo 44.2% 2013
9 Comoros 44.06% 2013
10 Isle of Man 43.86% 2013
11 Czech Republic 40.12% 2013
12 The Gambia 39.82% 2013
13 Nigeria 38.97% 2013
14 Mauritius 38.24% 2013
15 Romania 37.73% 2013
16 Serbia 37.28% 2013
17 Haiti 36.04% 2013
18 Poland 35.49% 2013
19 Lithuania 33.48% 2013
20 France 33.45% 2013
21 Serbia and Montenegro 33.35% 2001
22 Germany 33.25% 2013
23 Burundi 33.06% 2013
24 Cuba 32.31% 2013
25 El Salvador 31.61% 2013
26 Thailand 30.71% 2013
27 Malawi 30.38% 2013
28 Bulgaria 29.28% 2013
29 Slovakia 28.36% 2013
South Asia average (profile) 28.26% 2013
30 Malta 28.12% 2013
31 Uganda 27.94% 2013
32 Barbados 27.91% 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 27.19% 2013
33 Belgium 27.06% 2013
34 Belarus 26.63% 2013
35 Turkey 26.21% 2013
36 Pakistan 26.02% 2013
37 Netherlands 25.08% 2013
38 Syria 24.9% 2013
39 United Kingdom 24.88% 2013
40 Spain 24.75% 2013
European Union average (profile) 24.73% 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 24.72% 2013
41 Taiwan 24% 2013
42 Luxembourg 23.9% 2013
43 Italy 22.57% 2013
44 Benin 22.48% 2013
Europe average (profile) 22.22% 2013
45 Cambodia 22.09% 2013
46 Liechtenstein 21.88% 2013
47 Azerbaijan 21.78% 2013
48 Albania 21.63% 2013
Western Europe average (profile) 21.53% 2013
49 Tonga 21.33% 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 20.86% 2013
50 Burkina Faso 20.79% 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 20.34% 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 20.26% 2013
51 Ghana 20.12% 2013
52 Montserrat 20% 2013
53 Vietnam 19.64% 2013
54 Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.63% 2013
55 Senegal 19.57% 2013
56 Saint Kitts and Nevis 19.23% 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 19.21% 2013
57 North Korea 19.08% 2013
58 Greece 18.95% 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 18.89% 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 18.84% 2013
Densely populated countries average (profile) 18.36% 2012
59 Sri Lanka 18.29% 2013
60 Philippines 18% 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 17.98% 2013
61 Latvia 17.96% 2013
62 Morocco 17.79% 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 17.47% 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 17.44% 2013
63 Tunisia 17.35% 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 16.94% 2013
64 San Marino 16.67% 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 16.56% 2013
Southern Europe average (profile) 16.5% 2013
65 Dominican Republic 16.44% 2013
66 United States 16.29% 2013
67 Austria 16.25% 2013
68 Republic of Macedonia 16.1% 2013
69 Nepal 16% 2013
70 Burma 15.94% 2013
71 Croatia 15.85% 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 15.4% 2013
72 Sierra Leone 15.33% 2013
73 Ireland 15.11% 2013
74 South Korea 14.93% 2013
75 Bermuda 14.8% 2013
76 Nicaragua 14.57% 2013
77 Armenia 14.47% 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 14.31% 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 14.23% 2013
78 Estonia 13.97% 2013
79 Reunion 13.94% 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 13.94% 2013
80 Guatemala 13.78% 2013
=81 Israel 13.68% 2013
=81 Argentina 13.68% 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 13.46% 2013
83 Ethiopia 13.19% 2013
84 Cameroon 13.04% 2013
85 Mexico 12.98% 2013
86 Saint Helena 12.9% 2011
87 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12.82% 2013
88 Montenegro 12.45% 2013
89 Indonesia 12.34% 2013
90 Tanzania 12.25% 2013
failed states average (profile) 12.12% 2013
Tourist destinations average (profile) 12.06% 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 11.97% 2013
91 Afghanistan 11.95% 2013
92 Portugal 11.88% 2013
93 Niger 11.79% 2013
94 Guadeloupe 11.7% 2005
95 Cape Verde 11.66% 2013
96 China 11.62% 2013
97 Guinea 11.59% 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 11.41% 2013
98 Japan 11.26% 2013
=99 Aruba 11.11% 2013
=99 Marshall Islands 11.11% 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 10.94% 2013
101 Jamaica 10.92% 2013
102 Lebanon 10.72% 2013
103 Zimbabwe 10.49% 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 10.49% 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 10.3% 2013
104 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 10.26% 2013
105 Uruguay 10.25% 2013
106 Lesotho 10.14% 2013
107 East Timor 10.09% 2013
108 Swaziland 10.08% 2013
109 Iran 10.05% 2013
=110 Netherlands Antilles 10% 2005
=110 Maldives 10% 2013
112 South Africa 9.87% 2013
113 Switzerland 9.8% 2013
114 Uzbekistan 9.61% 2013
115 Paraguay 9.59% 2013
116 American Samoa 9.5% 2013
117 Kenya 9.48% 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 9.21% 2013
118 Iraq 9.19% 2013
119 Fiji 9.17% 2013
=120 Martinique 9.09% 2005
=120 Antigua and Barbuda 9.09% 2013
122 Honduras 9.07% 2013
=123 Sao Tome and Principe 9.06% 2013
=123 Cyprus 9.06% 2013
125 Cote d'Ivoire 8.99% 2013
=126 Grenada 8.82% 2013
=126 Kazakhstan 8.82% 2013
128 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 8.7% 2013
129 Brazil 8.45% 2013
130 Cook Islands 8.33% 2013
131 Slovenia 8.31% 2013
132 Guinea-Bissau 8.3% 2013
133 Dominica 8% 2013
=134 Gaza Strip 7.39% 2013
=134 West Bank 7.39% 2013
136 Panama 7.16% 2013
137 Wallis and Futuna 7.14% 2013
138 Russia 7.11% 2013
=139 Sudan 6.76% 2013
=139 Puerto Rico 6.76% 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 6.7% 2013
141 British Virgin Islands 6.67% 2013
142 Finland 6.65% 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 6.58% 2013
143 Mozambique 6.51% 2013
144 Kyrgyzstan 6.38% 2013
145 Australia 6.16% 2013
=146 Madagascar 5.96% 2013
=146 Tajikistan 5.96% 2013
148 Georgia 5.94% 2013
149 Laos 5.91% 2013
150 Eritrea 5.87% 2013
151 Sweden 5.8% 2013
152 Mali 5.53% 2013
153 Malaysia 5.44% 2013
154 Andorra 5.32% 2013
155 Hong Kong 5.05% 2013
156 Costa Rica 4.89% 2013
157 Trinidad and Tobago 4.87% 2013
158 Saint Lucia 4.84% 2013
159 Equatorial Guinea 4.63% 2013
160 Zambia 4.52% 2013
161 Ecuador 4.51% 2013
162 Canada 4.3% 2013
163 Liberia 4.04% 2013
164 Turkmenistan 3.89% 2013
165 Niue 3.85% 2013
166 Chad 3.82% 2013
167 Bolivia 3.49% 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 3.39% 2013
168 Angola 3.29% 2013
169 Belize 3.27% 2013
170 Algeria 3.15% 2013
171 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.9% 2013
172 Central African Republic 2.89% 2013
173 Egypt 2.87% 2013
=174 Virgin Islands 2.86% 2013
=174 Federated States of Micronesia 2.86% 2013
176 Venezuela 2.85% 2013
177 Peru 2.84% 2013
178 Samoa 2.82% 2013
179 Norway 2.52% 2013
180 Bhutan 2.49% 2013
181 Kiribati 2.47% 2013
182 Yemen 2.2% 2013
=183 Palau 2.17% 2013
=183 Northern Mariana Islands 2.17% 2013
=183 Seychelles 2.17% 2013
186 Faroe Islands 2.15% 2013
187 Jordan 1.97% 2013
188 Guyana 1.95% 2013
189 Guam 1.85% 2013
190 Colombia 1.84% 2013
191 Bahrain 1.79% 2013
192 New Zealand 1.76% 2013
193 Chile 1.74% 2013
194 Somalia 1.73% 2013
195 Vanuatu 1.64% 2013
196 Congo, Republic of the 1.46% 2013
197 Saudi Arabia 1.45% 2013
=198 Qatar 1.21% 2013
=198 Gabon 1.21% 2013
200 Iceland 1.19% 2013
201 Turks and Caicos Islands 1.05% 2013
202 Libya 0.99% 2013
203 Namibia 0.97% 2013
204 Singapore 0.89% 2013
205 Cayman Islands 0.83% 2013
206 French Polynesia 0.68% 2013
=207 Papua New Guinea 0.65% 2013
=207 The Bahamas 0.65% 2013
=209 Solomon Islands 0.62% 2013
=209 Kuwait 0.62% 2013
211 United Arab Emirates 0.61% 2013
212 Brunei 0.52% 2013
213 Botswana 0.45% 2013
214 Mauritania 0.44% 2013
215 Mongolia 0.39% 2013
216 New Caledonia 0.38% 2013
217 Suriname 0.36% 2013
218 French Guiana 0.13% 2005
219 Oman 0.1% 2013
220 Djibouti 0.09% 2013
221 Western Sahara 0.02% 2013
=222 Kingman Reef 0.0 2013
=222 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0.0 2013
=222 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.0 2012
=222 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 0.0 2013
=222 Christmas Island 0.0 2013
=222 Monaco 0.0 2013
=222 Spratly Islands 0.0 2013
=222 Jersey 0.0 2011
=222 Svalbard 0.0 2013
=222 Nauru 0.0 2013
=222 Wake Island 0.0 2013
=222 Clipperton Island 0.0 2013
=222 Gibraltar 0.0 2013
=222 Tuvalu 0.0 2013
=222 Pitcairn Islands 0.0 2013
=222 Norfolk Island 0.0 2013
=222 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.0 2013
=222 Anguilla 0.0 2013
=222 Coral Sea Islands 0.0 2013
=222 Jarvis Island 0.0 2013
=222 Johnston Atoll 0.0 2013
=222 Greenland 0.0 2013
=222 Macau 0.0 2013
=222 British Indian Ocean Territory 0.0 2013
=222 Jan Mayen 0.0 2013
=222 Howland Island 0.0 2013
=222 Tokelau 0.0 2013
=222 Midway Islands 0.0 2013
=222 Navassa Island 0.0 2013
=222 Bouvet Island 0.0 2013
=222 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 0.0 2013
=222 Palmyra Atoll 0.0 2013
=222 Paracel Islands 0.0 2013
=222 Antarctica 0.0 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Land use > Arable 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/Land-use/Arable-land

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Interesting observations about Geography > Land use > Arable land

  • Bangladesh ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Denmark ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Ukraine ranked second for land use > arable land globally in 2013.
  • Haiti ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • India ranked second for land use > arable land amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • Thailand ranked first for land use > arable land amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • Hungary ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.
  • Argentina ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2013.
  • Rwanda ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
  • Moldova ranked first for land use > arable land amongst Landlocked countries in 2013.
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