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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Environment > Forest area > Sq. km per 1000

DEFINITION: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees, whether productive or not. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Gabon 157.85 km² 2005
2 Botswana 63.67 km² 2005
3 Central African Republic 57.45 km² 2005
4 Namibia 37.79 km² 2005
5 Zambia 37.01 km² 2005
6 Angola 35.72 km² 2005
7 Equatorial Guinea 27.04 km² 2005
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 24.73 km² 2005
9 Sudan 21.38 km² 2005
10 Guinea-Bissau 14.58 km² 2005
11 Zimbabwe 13.8 km² 2005
12 Chad 11.9 km² 2005
13 Cameroon 11.71 km² 2005
14 Mali 10.53 km² 2005
15 Liberia 9.65 km² 2005
16 Mozambique 9.17 km² 2005
17 Tanzania 9.08 km² 2005
18 Somalia 8.42 km² 2005
19 Senegal 7.7 km² 2005
20 Guinea 7.02 km² 2005
21 Madagascar 7.02 km² 2005
22 Cote d'Ivoire 5.98 km² 2005
23 Sierra Leone 5.38 km² 2005
24 Burkina Faso 5.06 km² 2005
25 Swaziland 4.9 km² 2005
26 Seychelles 4.83 km² 2005
27 The Gambia 3.28 km² 2005
28 Eritrea 3.2 km² 2005
29 Benin 2.87 km² 2005
30 Malawi 2.63 km² 2005
31 Ghana 2.58 km² 2005
32 South Africa 1.95 km² 2005
33 Cape Verde 1.75 km² 2005
34 Sao Tome and Principe 1.75 km² 2005
35 Ethiopia 1.71 km² 2005
36 Uganda 1.26 km² 2005
37 Kenya 0.984 km² 2005
38 Niger 0.96 km² 2005
39 Mauritania 0.849 km² 2005
40 Nigeria 0.794 km² 2005
41 Togo 0.697 km² 2005
42 Rwanda 0.509 km² 2005
43 Mauritius 0.298 km² 2005
44 Burundi 0.196 km² 2005
45 Comoros 0.0832 km² 2005
46 Djibouti 0.0773 km² 2005
47 Lesotho 0.0415 km² 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Forest area > Sq. km per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Environment/Forest-area/Sq.-km-per-1000

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Environment > Forest area > Sq. km per 1000

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Interesting observations about Environment > Forest area > Sq. km per 1000

  • Suriname ranked first for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Canada ranked second for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Russia ranked first for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Sudan ranked first for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Bolivia ranked first for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst Catholic countries in 2005.
  • Australia ranked first for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2005.
  • Finland ranked first for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Guyana ranked first for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • Botswana ranked first for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst Landlocked countries in 2005.
  • Brazil ranked second for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst Emerging markets in 2005.
  • Gabon ranked first for forest area > sq. km per 1000 amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.
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