Former Spanish colonies Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km

DEFINITION: Agricultural land (sq. km). 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.


1 Argentina 1.48 million sq. km 2011
2 Mexico 1.03 million sq. km 2011
3 Colombia 437,856 sq. km 2011
4 Bolivia 370,550 sq. km 2011
5 Peru 215,000 sq. km 2011
6 Venezuela 212,500 sq. km 2011
7 Paraguay 209,900 sq. km 2011
8 Chile 157,890 sq. km 2011
9 Uruguay 143,780 sq. km 2011
10 Philippines 121,000 sq. km 2011
11 Ecuador 73,460.7 sq. km 2011
12 Cuba 65,700 sq. km 2011
13 Nicaragua 51,460 sq. km 2011
14 Guatemala 43,950 sq. km 2011
15 Honduras 32,200 sq. km 2011
16 Dominican Republic 24,470 sq. km 2011
17 Panama 22,670 sq. km 2011
18 Costa Rica 18,800 sq. km 2011
19 El Salvador 15,320 sq. km 2011
20 Equatorial Guinea 3,040 sq. km 2011


Former Spanish colonies Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km


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