DEFINITION: Arable land (in hectares) 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.
|1||France||18.51 million hectares||2005|
|2||Spain||13.7 million hectares||2005|
|3||Germany||11.9 million hectares||2005|
|4||Italy||7.74 million hectares||2005|
|5||Greece||2.63 million hectares||2005|
|6||Finland||2.23 million hectares||2005|
|7||Portugal||1.53 million hectares||2005|
|8||Slovakia||1.39 million hectares||2005|
|9||Austria||1.39 million hectares||2005|
|10||Ireland||1.22 million hectares||2005|
|11||Latvia||1.09 million hectares||2005|
Interesting observations about Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares
- United States has had the highest arable land > hectares since 1961.
- Russia ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst Europe in 2005.
- Singapore has ranked last for arable land > hectares since 1989.
- France ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst European Union in 2005.
- Canada ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst NATO countries in 2003.
- India has ranked #2 in arable land > hectares since 1961.
- Australia ranked second for arable land > hectares amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
- China ranked third for arable land > hectares amongst Cold countries in 2003.
- Spain ranked second for arable land > hectares amongst Eurozone in 2005.
- Japan ranked last for arable land > hectares amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.