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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Environment > Forest area > Sq. km

DEFINITION: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees, whether productive or not.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.34 million km² 2005
2 Sudan 675,460 km² 2005
3 Angola 591,040 km² 2005
4 Zambia 424,520 km² 2005
5 Tanzania 352,570 km² 2005
6 Central African Republic 227,550 km² 2005
7 Gabon 217,750 km² 2005
8 Cameroon 212,450 km² 2005
9 Mozambique 192,620 km² 2005
10 Zimbabwe 175,400 km² 2005
11 Ethiopia 130,000 km² 2005
12 Madagascar 128,380 km² 2005
13 Mali 125,720 km² 2005
14 Botswana 119,430 km² 2005
15 Chad 119,210 km² 2005
16 Nigeria 110,890 km² 2005
17 Cote d'Ivoire 104,050 km² 2005
18 South Africa 92,030 km² 2005
19 Senegal 86,730 km² 2005
20 Namibia 76,610 km² 2005
21 Somalia 71,310 km² 2005
22 Burkina Faso 67,940 km² 2005
23 Guinea 67,240 km² 2005
24 Ghana 55,170 km² 2005
25 Uganda 36,270 km² 2005
26 Kenya 35,220 km² 2005
27 Malawi 34,020 km² 2005
28 Liberia 31,540 km² 2005
29 Sierra Leone 27,540 km² 2005
30 Benin 23,510 km² 2005
31 Guinea-Bissau 20,720 km² 2005
32 Equatorial Guinea 16,320 km² 2005
33 Eritrea 15,540 km² 2005
34 Niger 12,660 km² 2005
35 Swaziland 5,410 km² 2005
36 Rwanda 4,800 km² 2005
37 The Gambia 4,710 km² 2005
38 Togo 3,860 km² 2005
39 Mauritania 2,670 km² 2005
40 Burundi 1,520 km² 2005
41 Cape Verde 840 km² 2005
42 Seychelles 400 km² 2005
43 Mauritius 370 km² 2005
44 Sao Tome and Principe 270 km² 2005
45 Lesotho 80 km² 2005
46 Djibouti 60 km² 2005
47 Comoros 50 km² 2005

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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Environment > Forest area > Sq. km

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