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European Union Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United Kingdom 72.94% 2007
2 Hungary 64.8% 2007
3 Greece 64.24% 2007
4 Denmark 62.76% 2007
5 Ireland 62.07% 2007
6 Romania 58.92% 2007
7 Spain 57.44% 2007
8 Netherlands 56.69% 2007
9 Czech Republic 55% 2007
10 France 53.72% 2007
11 Poland 53.17% 2007
12 Luxembourg 50.58% 2007
13 Germany 48.6% 2007
14 Italy 47.22% 2007
15 Bulgaria 47.1% 2007
16 Belgium 45.24% 2007
17 Lithuania 43% 2007
18 Slovakia 40.12% 2007
19 Austria 39.3% 2007
20 Portugal 38.21% 2007
21 Latvia 29.54% 2007
22 Malta 29.06% 2007
23 Slovenia 24.83% 2007
24 Croatia 22.28% 2007
25 Estonia 19.41% 2007
26 Cyprus 16.99% 2007
27 Sweden 7.64% 2007
28 Finland 7.55% 2007

Citation

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

European Union Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area

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