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

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.33 million 2007
2 Sudan 663,677 2007
3 Angola 588,544 2007
4 Zambia 415,624 2007
5 Tanzania 344,326 2007
6 Central African Republic 226,958 2007
7 Gabon 217,546 2007
8 Cameroon 208,050 2007
9 Mozambique 191,620 2007
10 Zimbabwe 169,140 2007
11 Madagascar 127,637 2007
12 Ethiopia 127,180 2007
13 Mali 123,715 2007
14 Chad 117,626 2007
15 Botswana 117,062 2007
16 Cote d'Ivoire 104,358 2007
17 Nigeria 102,698 2007
18 South Africa 92,030 2007
19 Senegal 85,832 2007
20 Namibia 75,122 2007
21 Somalia 69,774 2007
22 Burkina Faso 67,464 2007
23 Guinea 66,522 2007
24 Ghana 52,862 2007
25 Kenya 34,980 2007
26 Uganda 34,542 2007
27 Malawi 33,360 2007
28 Liberia 30,336 2007
29 Sierra Leone 27,158 2007
30 Benin 22,214 2007
31 Guinea-Bissau 20,523 2007
32 Equatorial Guinea 16,015 2007
33 Eritrea 15,496 2007
34 Niger 12,411 2007
35 Swaziland 5,504 2007
36 Rwanda 5,344 2007
37 The Gambia 4,750 2007
38 Togo 3,460 2007
39 Mauritania 2,470 2007
40 Burundi 1,336 2007
41 Cape Verde 845 2007
42 Seychelles 400 2007
43 Mauritius 366 2007
44 Sao Tome and Principe 274 2007
45 Lesotho 84 2007
46 Djibouti 56 2007
47 Comoros 44 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Forest area > Sq. km. 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/Sq.-km

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

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Interesting observations about Geography > Forest area > Sq. km

  • Brazil ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst Hot countries in 2007.
  • Russia ranked first for forest area > sq. km globally in 2007.
  • Indonesia ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst Muslim countries in 2007.
  • Canada ranked second for forest area > sq. km amongst Christian countries in 2007.
  • United States ranked second for forest area > sq. km amongst Former British colonies in 2007.
  • Sweden ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst European Union in 2007.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2007.
  • China ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2007.
  • Bolivia ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst Landlocked countries in 2007.
  • Peru ranked second for forest area > sq. km amongst Catholic countries in 2007.
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