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Sparsely populated 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 Saudi Arabia 86.81% 2007
2 Uruguay 83.89% 2007
3 Kazakhstan 77.01% 2007
4 Mongolia 74.66% 2007
5 Somalia 70.18% 2007
6 Turkmenistan 69.4% 2007
7 Sudan 57.56% 2007
8 Australia 55.38% 2007
9 Paraguay 51.35% 2007
10 Argentina 48.73% 2007
11 Namibia 47.13% 2007
12 Angola 46.19% 2007
13 New Zealand 45.89% 2007
14 Botswana 45.62% 2007
15 Chad 39.18% 2007
16 Mauritania 38.53% 2007
17 Zambia 34.42% 2007
18 Niger 34.35% 2007
19 Bolivia 34% 2007
20 Mali 32.47% 2007
21 Iceland 22.75% 2007
22 Gabon 20.03% 2007
23 Algeria 17.32% 2007
24 Bhutan 14.64% 2007
25 New Caledonia 13.79% 2007
26 Russia 13.16% 2007
27 Libya 8.84% 2007
28 Guyana 8.53% 2007
29 Central African Republic 8.35% 2007
30 Finland 7.55% 2007
31 Canada 7.43% 2007
32 Belize 6.66% 2007
33 Oman 5.81% 2007
34 Norway 3.39% 2007
35 Solomon Islands 3% 2007
36 Papua New Guinea 2.3% 2007
37 Greenland 0.57% 2007
38 Suriname 0.53% 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/Sparsely-populated-countries/Geography/Agricultural-land/%-of-land-area

Sparsely populated countries Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area

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