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Europe Compared by Geography > Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area

DEFINITION: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Slovenia 54.51% 2012
2 Germany 48.03% 2012
3 Liechtenstein 43.11% 2012
4 Cyprus 40.95% 2012
5 Luxembourg 39.65% 2012
6 Bulgaria 36.61% 2012
7 Slovakia 36.09% 2012
8 Monaco 35.93% 2012
9 Greece 34.65% 2012
10 Poland 34.2% 2012
11 Spain 29.01% 2012
12 United Kingdom 27.91% 2012
13 Switzerland 26.3% 2012
14 France 24.74% 2012
15 Austria 23.59% 2012
16 Hungary 23.14% 2012
17 Belgium 23.02% 2012
18 Czech Republic 22.37% 2012
19 Portugal 22.26% 2012
20 Italy 21.6% 2012
21 Malta 21.5% 2012
22 Estonia 20.91% 2012
23 Iceland 19.86% 2012
24 Netherlands 19.54% 2012
25 Romania 18.71% 2012
26 Latvia 18.57% 2012
27 Denmark 18.42% 2012
28 Lithuania 16.78% 2012
29 Norway 16.33% 2012
30 Finland 15.1% 2012
31 Montenegro 14.79% 2012
32 Sweden 14.53% 2012
33 Ireland 14.27% 2012
34 Croatia 14.06% 2012
35 Russia 11.33% 2012
36 Albania 10.96% 2012
37 Andorra 9.83% 2012
38 Belarus 8.28% 2012
39 Armenia 8.1% 2012
40 Azerbaijan 7.36% 2012
41 Republic of Macedonia 7.27% 2012
42 Serbia 6.3% 2012
43 Ukraine 4.05% 2012
44 Georgia 3.93% 2012
45 Moldova 3.82% 2012
46 Turkey 2.05% 2012
47 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.49% 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Europe/Geography/Terrestrial-protected-areas/%-of-total-land-area

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