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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Geography > Forest area > % of land area

DEFINITION: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Seychelles 86.96% 2007
2 Gabon 84.43% 2007
3 Guinea-Bissau 72.98% 2007
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo 58.65% 2007
5 Equatorial Guinea 57.09% 2007
6 Zambia 55.91% 2007
7 The Gambia 47.5% 2007
8 Angola 47.21% 2007
9 Senegal 44.58% 2007
10 Cameroon 44.01% 2007
11 Zimbabwe 43.72% 2007
12 Tanzania 38.87% 2007
13 Sierra Leone 37.92% 2007
14 Central African Republic 36.43% 2007
15 Malawi 35.46% 2007
16 Cote d'Ivoire 32.82% 2007
17 Swaziland 32% 2007
18 Liberia 31.5% 2007
19 Sao Tome and Principe 28.54% 2007
20 Sudan 27.93% 2007
21 Guinea 27.07% 2007
22 Burkina Faso 24.66% 2007
23 Mozambique 24.37% 2007
24 Ghana 23.23% 2007
25 Madagascar 21.95% 2007
26 Rwanda 21.66% 2007
27 Cape Verde 20.97% 2007
28 Botswana 20.66% 2007
29 Benin 20.08% 2007
30 Mauritius 18.03% 2007
31 Uganda 17.53% 2007
32 Eritrea 15.34% 2007
33 Ethiopia 12.72% 2007
34 Nigeria 11.28% 2007
35 Somalia 11.12% 2007
36 Mali 10.14% 2007
37 Chad 9.34% 2007
38 Namibia 9.12% 2007
39 South Africa 7.58% 2007
40 Togo 6.36% 2007
41 Kenya 6.15% 2007
42 Burundi 5.2% 2007
43 Comoros 2.37% 2007
44 Niger 0.98% 2007
45 Lesotho 0.28% 2007
=46 Mauritania 0.24% 2007
=46 Djibouti 0.24% 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Forest area > % of land area. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Geography/Forest-area/%-of-land-area

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Geography > Forest area > % of land area

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