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Environment > Forest area > Sq. km: Countries Compared

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

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Russia 8.09 million km² 2005
2 Brazil 4.78 million km² 2005
3 Canada 3.1 million km² 2005
4 United States 3.03 million km² 2005
5 China 1.97 million km² 2005
6 Australia 1.64 million km² 2005
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.34 million km² 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 967,921.43 km² 2005
8 Indonesia 884,950 km² 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 812,980.4 km² 2005
9 Peru 687,420 km² 2005
10 India 677,010 km² 2005
11 Sudan 675,460 km² 2005
12 Mexico 642,380 km² 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 641,640.83 km² 2005
13 Colombia 607,280 km² 2005
14 Angola 591,040 km² 2005
15 Bolivia 587,400 km² 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 566,619.33 km² 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 507,461.76 km² 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 484,046.76 km² 2005
16 Venezuela 477,130 km² 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 449,280.25 km² 2005
17 Zambia 424,520 km² 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 365,588.57 km² 2005
18 Tanzania 352,570 km² 2005
19 Argentina 330,210 km² 2005
20 Burma 322,220 km² 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 316,673.55 km² 2005
21 Papua New Guinea 294,370 km² 2005
22 Sweden 275,280 km² 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 261,573.43 km² 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 252,344.74 km² 2005
23 Japan 248,680 km² 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 242,246.3 km² 2005
Europe average (profile) 240,980.24 km² 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 240,577.92 km² 2005
Christian countries average (profile) 238,459.48 km² 2005
24 Central African Republic 227,550 km² 2005
25 Finland 225,000 km² 2005
26 Congo, Republic of the 224,710 km² 2005
27 Gabon 217,750 km² 2005
28 Cameroon 212,450 km² 2005
29 Malaysia 208,900 km² 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 206,889 km² 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 197,609.02 km² 2005
failed states average (profile) 196,692 km² 2005
30 Mozambique 192,620 km² 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 185,711.52 km² 2005
31 Paraguay 184,750 km² 2005
32 Spain 179,150 km² 2005
33 Zimbabwe 175,400 km² 2005
34 Laos 161,420 km² 2005
35 Chile 161,210 km² 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 160,563.7 km² 2005
36 France 155,540 km² 2005
37 Guyana 151,040 km² 2005
South Asia average (profile) 149,072 km² 2005
38 Suriname 147,760 km² 2005
39 Thailand 145,200 km² 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 135,343 km² 2005
40 Ethiopia 130,000 km² 2005
41 Vietnam 129,310 km² 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 128,479.79 km² 2005
42 Madagascar 128,380 km² 2005
43 Mali 125,720 km² 2005
44 Botswana 119,430 km² 2005
45 Chad 119,210 km² 2005
46 Nigeria 110,890 km² 2005
47 Germany 110,760 km² 2005
48 Iran 110,750 km² 2005
49 Ecuador 108,530 km² 2005
50 Cambodia 104,470 km² 2005
51 Cote d'Ivoire 104,050 km² 2005
52 Mongolia 102,520 km² 2005
53 Turkey 101,750 km² 2005
54 Italy 99,790 km² 2005
55 Ukraine 95,750 km² 2005
56 Norway 93,870 km² 2005
57 South Africa 92,030 km² 2005
58 Poland 91,920 km² 2005
59 Senegal 86,730 km² 2005
60 New Zealand 83,090 km² 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 82,863.6 km² 2005
61 Belarus 78,940 km² 2005
62 Namibia 76,610 km² 2005
Landlocked countries average (profile) 75,124.62 km² 2005
63 Philippines 71,620 km² 2005
64 Somalia 71,310 km² 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 70,880 km² 2005
65 Burkina Faso 67,940 km² 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 67,868.41 km² 2005
66 Guinea 67,240 km² 2005
67 Romania 63,700 km² 2005
68 South Korea 62,650 km² 2005
69 North Korea 61,870 km² 2005
European Union average (profile) 58,414.44 km² 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 58,118.24 km² 2005
70 Ghana 55,170 km² 2005
71 Nicaragua 51,890 km² 2005
72 Honduras 46,480 km² 2005
73 Morocco 43,640 km² 2005
74 Panama 42,940 km² 2005
75 Turkmenistan 41,270 km² 2005
76 Guatemala 39,380 km² 2005
77 Austria 38,620 km² 2005
78 Portugal 37,830 km² 2005
79 Greece 37,520 km² 2005
80 Nepal 36,360 km² 2005
81 Uganda 36,270 km² 2005
82 Bulgaria 36,250 km² 2005
83 Kenya 35,220 km² 2005
84 Malawi 34,020 km² 2005
85 Kazakhstan 33,370 km² 2005
86 Uzbekistan 32,950 km² 2005
87 Bhutan 31,950 km² 2005
88 Liberia 31,540 km² 2005
89 Latvia 29,410 km² 2005
90 United Kingdom 28,450 km² 2005
91 Georgia 27,600 km² 2005
92 Sierra Leone 27,540 km² 2005
93 Saudi Arabia 27,280 km² 2005
94 Cuba 27,130 km² 2005
95 Serbia and Montenegro 26,940 km² 2005
96 Czech Republic 26,480 km² 2005
97 Costa Rica 23,910 km² 2005
98 Benin 23,510 km² 2005
99 Estonia 22,840 km² 2005
100 Algeria 22,770 km² 2005
101 Bosnia and Herzegovina 21,850 km² 2005
102 Solomon Islands 21,720 km² 2005
103 Croatia 21,350 km² 2005
104 Lithuania 20,990 km² 2005
105 Guinea-Bissau 20,720 km² 2005
106 Hungary 19,760 km² 2005
107 Sri Lanka 19,330 km² 2005
108 Slovakia 19,290 km² 2005
109 Pakistan 19,020 km² 2005
110 Belize 16,530 km² 2005
111 Equatorial Guinea 16,320 km² 2005
112 Eritrea 15,540 km² 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 15,203.75 km² 2005
113 Uruguay 15,060 km² 2005
114 Dominican Republic 13,760 km² 2005
115 Niger 12,660 km² 2005
116 Slovenia 12,640 km² 2005
117 Switzerland 12,210 km² 2005
118 Tunisia 10,560 km² 2005
119 Fiji 10,000 km² 2005
120 Azerbaijan 9,360 km² 2005
121 Bangladesh 8,710 km² 2005
122 Kyrgyzstan 8,690 km² 2005
123 Afghanistan 8,670 km² 2005
124 Iraq 8,220 km² 2005
125 East Timor 7,980 km² 2005
126 Albania 7,940 km² 2005
127 New Caledonia 7,170 km² 2005
128 Ireland 6,690 km² 2005
129 Belgium 6,670 km² 2005
130 Yemen 5,490 km² 2005
131 Swaziland 5,410 km² 2005
132 The Bahamas 5,150 km² 2005
133 Denmark 5,000 km² 2005
134 Rwanda 4,800 km² 2005
135 The Gambia 4,710 km² 2005
136 Syria 4,610 km² 2005
137 Vanuatu 4,400 km² 2005
138 Tajikistan 4,100 km² 2005
139 Puerto Rico 4,080 km² 2005
140 Togo 3,860 km² 2005
141 Netherlands 3,650 km² 2005
142 Jamaica 3,390 km² 2005
143 Moldova 3,290 km² 2005
144 United Arab Emirates 3,120 km² 2005
145 El Salvador 2,980 km² 2005
146 Armenia 2,830 km² 2005
147 Brunei 2,780 km² 2005
148 Mauritania 2,670 km² 2005
149 Trinidad and Tobago 2,260 km² 2005
150 Libya 2,170 km² 2005
151 Cyprus 1,740 km² 2005
=152 Samoa 1,710 km² 2005
=152 Israel 1,710 km² 2005
154 Burundi 1,520 km² 2005
155 Lebanon 1,360 km² 2005
=156 French Polynesia 1,050 km² 2005
=156 Haiti 1,050 km² 2005
158 Luxembourg 870 km² 2005
159 Cape Verde 840 km² 2005
160 Jordan 830 km² 2005
161 Egypt 670 km² 2005
162 Federated States of Micronesia 630 km² 2005
=163 Iceland 460 km² 2005
=163 Dominica 460 km² 2005
=165 Seychelles 400 km² 2005
=165 Palau 400 km² 2005
167 Mauritius 370 km² 2005
168 Northern Mariana Islands 330 km² 2005
169 Sao Tome and Principe 270 km² 2005
170 Guam 260 km² 2005
171 American Samoa 180 km² 2005
172 Saint Lucia 170 km² 2005
173 Andorra 160 km² 2005
174 Cayman Islands 120 km² 2005
175 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 110 km² 2005
176 Virgin Islands 100 km² 2005
177 Antigua and Barbuda 90 km² 2005
178 Lesotho 80 km² 2005
179 Liechtenstein 70 km² 2005
=180 Kuwait 60 km² 2005
=180 Djibouti 60 km² 2005
=182 Comoros 50 km² 2005
=182 Mayotte 50 km² 2005
=182 Saint Kitts and Nevis 50 km² 2005
=185 Grenada 40 km² 2005
=185 Tonga 40 km² 2005
=187 Singapore 20 km² 2005
=187 Kiribati 20 km² 2005
=187 Oman 20 km² 2005
=187 Barbados 20 km² 2005
=191 Bermuda 10 km² 2005
=191 Maldives 10 km² 2005
=191 Netherlands Antilles 10 km² 2005

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Environment > Forest area > Sq. km: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Environment > Forest area > Sq. km

  • Brazil ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Russia ranked first for forest area > sq. km globally in 2005.
  • Indonesia ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Canada ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • United States ranked third for forest area > sq. km amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • China ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2005.
  • Sweden ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.
  • Bolivia ranked first for forest area > sq. km amongst Landlocked countries in 2005.
  • Peru ranked second for forest area > sq. km amongst Catholic countries in 2005.
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