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High income OECD countries 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 Greece 64.24% 2007
3 Denmark 62.76% 2007
4 Ireland 62.07% 2007
5 Spain 57.44% 2007
6 Netherlands 56.69% 2007
7 Australia 55.38% 2007
8 Czech Republic 55% 2007
9 France 53.72% 2007
10 Poland 53.17% 2007
11 Luxembourg 50.58% 2007
12 Germany 48.6% 2007
13 Italy 47.22% 2007
14 New Zealand 45.89% 2007
15 Belgium 45.24% 2007
16 United States 44.88% 2007
17 Slovakia 40.12% 2007
18 Austria 39.3% 2007
19 Switzerland 39.02% 2007
20 Portugal 38.21% 2007
21 Slovenia 24.83% 2007
22 Israel 23.15% 2007
23 Iceland 22.75% 2007
24 Chile 21.19% 2007
25 Estonia 19.41% 2007
26 Japan 12.76% 2007
27 Sweden 7.64% 2007
28 Finland 7.55% 2007
29 Canada 7.43% 2007
30 Norway 3.39% 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/High-income-OECD-countries/Geography/Agricultural-land/%-of-land-area

High income OECD countries Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area

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