South and Central Asia 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.


1 Kazakhstan 77.01% 2007
2 Bangladesh 69.52% 2007
3 Turkmenistan 69.4% 2007
4 Uzbekistan 62.62% 2007
5 India 60.51% 2007
6 Afghanistan 59.28% 2007
7 Kyrgyzstan 55.94% 2007
8 Maldives 43.33% 2007
9 Sri Lanka 36.52% 2007
10 Pakistan 35.41% 2007
11 Tajikistan 32.73% 2007
12 Nepal 29.37% 2007
13 Bhutan 14.64% 2007


"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/South-and-Central-Asia/Geography/Agricultural-land/%-of-land-area

South and Central Asia Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area


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