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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Land use Stats

Definitions

  • Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Arable land 18.29% 2013 58th out of 246
Other 66.77% 2011 210th out of 245
Permanent crops 14.94% 2013 16th out of 247

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

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