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  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Land per 1000: Total land area in square kilometres. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Coastline per 1000: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land use > Arable land: 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
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land: Rural population density is the rural population divided by the arable land area. Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. 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.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
  • Population density: People per square kilometre, in 1999. At this time the world average was 14.42.
  • Land area > Sq. km > Per capita: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Forest area > Sq. km: 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."
  • Surface area > Sq. km per 1000: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Land use > Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Area > Total per 1000: Total area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Area > Water per 1000: Total water area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Land use > Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
  • Surface area > Sq. km > Per capita: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Forested Land: Forested land as a proportion of total land area, estimate by FAO
  • Area > Water > Per capita: Total water area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Area > Total > Per capita: Total area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area: Terrestrial and marine protected areas (% of total territorial area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine protected areas are areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain--and overlying water and associated flora and fauna and historical and cultural features--that have been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment. Sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.
  • Agricultural land > % of land area: 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.
  • Forest area > % of land area: 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."
  • Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area: Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine areas, unclassified areas, littoral (intertidal) areas, and sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.
  • Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population: Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total population). Population below 5m is the percentage of the total population living in areas where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
  • Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area: Land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area). Land area below 5m is the percentage of total land where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
  • Arable land > % of land area: 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.
STAT Catholic countries Non-religious countries HISTORY
Area > Land 21.44 million sq km
28.2 million sq km
32% more than Catholic countries

Area > Land > Per capita 20.64 sq km per 1,000 people
61.39 sq km per 1,000 people
3 times more than Catholic countries

Area > Land per 1000 20.39 sq km
60.65 sq km
3 times more than Catholic countries

Area > Total 22.52 million sq km
30.2 million sq km
34% more than Catholic countries

Area > Water 360,890 sq km
1.08 million sq km
3 times more than Catholic countries

Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,394.83
62% more than Non-religious countries
858.42

Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,391.74
59% more than Non-religious countries
877.82
Coastline 113,991.5 km
286,404 km
3 times more than Catholic countries
Coastline per 1000 2.41 km
3 times more than Non-religious countries
0.754 km
Land area > Sq. km 567,431.03 sq km
2.4 million sq km
4 times more than Catholic countries

Land use > Arable land 14.23%
17.44%
23% more than Catholic countries

Population density > People per sq. km 117.85 people/m²
651.55 people/m²
6 times more than Catholic countries

Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land 372.68 people/km² of arable lan
17% more than Non-religious countries
318.47 people/km² of arable lan

Surface area > Sq. km 22.42 million km²
30.11 million km²
34% more than Catholic countries

Total area > Sq. km 574,947.44
2.51 million
4 times more than Catholic countries

Population density 107.12 people per sqkm
637.48 people per sqkm
6 times more than Catholic countries
Land area > Sq. km > Per capita 20.66 per 1,000 people
67.16 per 1,000 people
3 times more than Catholic countries

Forest area > Sq. km 243,734.74
648,620.83
3 times more than Catholic countries

Surface area > Sq. km per 1000 21.02 km²
61.84 km²
3 times more than Catholic countries

Land use > Other 81.95%
2% more than Non-religious countries
80.53%

Area > Total per 1000 20.49 sq km
63.61 sq km
3 times more than Catholic countries

Area > Water per 1000 0.412 sq km
2.96 sq km
7 times more than Catholic countries

Land use > Permanent crops 3.99%
98% more than Non-religious countries
2.01%

Surface area > Sq. km > Per capita 21.43 km² per 1,000 people
61.92 km² per 1,000 people
3 times more than Catholic countries

Forested Land 36.42%
18% more than Non-religious countries
30.89%
Area > Water > Per capita 420.22 sq km per 1 million peo
2,974.79 sq km per 1 million peo
7 times more than Catholic countries

Area > Total > Per capita 20.68 sq km per 1,000 people
64.36 sq km per 1,000 people
3 times more than Catholic countries

Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area 17.91%
3% more than Non-religious countries
17.33%

Agricultural land > % of land area 39.66%
40.71%
3% more than Catholic countries

Forest area > % of land area 37.37%
12% more than Non-religious countries
33.44%

Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area 20.12%
20% more than Non-religious countries
16.7%

Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population 6.54%
16.02%
2 times more than Catholic countries

Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area 4.76%
10.46%
2 times more than Catholic countries

Arable land > % of land area 14.71%
19.44%
32% more than Catholic countries

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; World Development Indicators database; Heal The World Foundation.; World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; FAO; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.; Center for International Earth Science Information Network

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