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European Union 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Slovenia 54.51% 2012
2 Germany 48.03% 2012
3 Cyprus 40.95% 2012
4 Luxembourg 39.65% 2012
5 Bulgaria 36.61% 2012
6 Slovakia 36.09% 2012
7 Greece 34.65% 2012
8 Poland 34.2% 2012
9 Spain 29.01% 2012
10 United Kingdom 27.91% 2012
11 France 24.74% 2012
12 Austria 23.59% 2012
13 Hungary 23.14% 2012
14 Belgium 23.02% 2012
15 Czech Republic 22.37% 2012
16 Portugal 22.26% 2012
17 Italy 21.6% 2012
18 Malta 21.5% 2012
19 Estonia 20.91% 2012
20 Netherlands 19.54% 2012
21 Romania 18.71% 2012
22 Latvia 18.57% 2012
23 Denmark 18.42% 2012
24 Lithuania 16.78% 2012
25 Finland 15.1% 2012
26 Sweden 14.53% 2012
27 Ireland 14.27% 2012
28 Croatia 14.06% 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/European-Union/Geography/Terrestrial-protected-areas/%-of-total-land-area

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

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