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Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Iran 16.1 million hectares 2005
2 Morocco 8.48 million hectares 2003
3 Algeria 7.54 million hectares 2003
4 Iraq 5.75 million hectares 2003
5 Syria 4.87 million hectares 2005
6 Saudi Arabia 3.6 million hectares 2003
7 Egypt 3 million hectares 2005
8 Tunisia 2.79 million hectares 2003
9 Libya 1.81 million hectares 2003
10 Yemen 1.54 million hectares 2003
11 Israel 317,000 hectares 2005
12 Jordan 184,000 hectares 2005
13 Lebanon 170,000 hectares 2003
14 United Arab Emirates 64,000 hectares 2003
15 Oman 37,000 hectares 2003
16 Qatar 18,000 hectares 2005
17 Kuwait 15,000 hectares 2005
18 Bahrain 2,000 hectares 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Agriculture/Arable-land/Hectares

Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

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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.
  • Nigeria ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst Muslim countries in 2003.
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