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Geography > Land use > Other: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Kingman Reef 100% 2011
=1 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 100% 2011
=1 Holy See (Vatican City) 100% 2011
=1 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 100% 2011
=1 Christmas Island 100% 2011
=1 Spratly Islands 100% 2011
=1 Svalbard 100% 2011
=1 Wake Island 100% 2011
=1 Clipperton Island 100% 2011
=1 Gibraltar 100% 2011
=1 Pitcairn Islands 100% 2011
=1 Norfolk Island 100% 2011
=1 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 100% 2011
=1 Anguilla 100% 2011
=1 Coral Sea Islands 100% 2011
=1 Jarvis Island 100% 2011
=1 Johnston Atoll 100% 2011
=1 Greenland 100% 2011
=1 Macau 100% 2011
=1 British Indian Ocean Territory 100% 2011
=1 Jan Mayen 100% 2011
=1 Midway Islands 100% 2011
=1 Navassa Island 100% 2011
=1 Bouvet Island 100% 2011
=1 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 100% 2011
=1 Palmyra Atoll 100% 2011
=1 Paracel Islands 100% 2011
=1 Antarctica 100% 2011
=1 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 100% 2005
=1 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 100% 2005
=1 Jersey 100% 2005
=1 Bassas da India 100% 2001
=1 Baker Island 100% 2001
=1 Glorioso Islands 100% 2001
=1 Europa Island 100% 2001
=1 Howland Island 100% 2001
=1 Tromelin Island 100% 2001
=1 Juan de Nova Island 100% 2001
39 Western Sahara 99.98% 2011
40 Djibouti 99.91% 2011
41 French Guiana 99.83% 2005
42 Oman 99.77% 2011
43 Mongolia 99.61% 2011
44 Suriname 99.6% 2011
=45 Mauritania 99.55% 2011
=45 Botswana 99.55% 2011
47 New Caledonia 99.34% 2011
48 Kuwait 99.1% 2011
49 The Bahamas 99.06% 2011
50 Namibia 99.02% 2011
51 Monaco 99% 2011
52 Singapore 98.97% 2011
53 Turks and Caicos Islands 98.95% 2011
54 United Arab Emirates 98.9% 2011
55 Libya 98.82% 2011
56 Iceland 98.81% 2011
57 Qatar 98.62% 2011
58 Brunei 98.61% 2011
59 Saudi Arabia 98.44% 2011
60 Congo, Republic of the 98.36% 2011
61 Somalia 98.23% 2011
62 Gabon 98.15% 2011
63 New Zealand 97.98% 2011
64 Guyana 97.92% 2011
65 Faroe Islands 97.85% 2011
66 Papua New Guinea 97.84% 2011
67 Chile 97.65% 2011
68 Norway 97.46% 2011
69 Yemen 97.25% 2011
70 Solomon Islands 97.13% 2011
=71 Jordan 97.08% 2011
=71 Cayman Islands 97.08% 2011
73 Bhutan 97.06% 2011
74 Central African Republic 96.98% 2011
75 Democratic Republic of the Congo 96.78% 2011
=76 Colombia 96.5% 2011
=76 Peru 96.5% 2011
78 Angola 96.48% 2011
79 Algeria 96.46% 2011
80 Venezuela 96.44% 2011
81 Egypt 96.34% 2011
82 Bolivia 96.31% 2011
83 Chad 96.16% 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 95.99% 2011
84 Turkmenistan 95.98% 2011
85 Northern Mariana Islands 95.65% 2011
86 Zambia 95.44% 2011
87 Belize 95.34% 2011
88 Canada 95.2% 2011
89 Andorra 94.68% 2011
90 Mali 94.37% 2011
91 Liberia 94.34% 2011
92 Virgin Islands 94.29% 2011
93 Bahrain 94.26% 2011
94 Sweden 94.18% 2011
95 Eritrea 94.12% 2011
96 Hong Kong 93.94% 2011
97 Australia 93.79% 2011
98 Laos 93.67% 2011
=99 Palau 93.48% 2011
=99 Seychelles 93.48% 2011
101 Finland 93.34% 2011
=102 Kyrgyzstan 93.24% 2013
=102 Mozambique 93.24% 2011
104 Sudan 93.17% 2011
105 Tajikistan 93.13% 2011
106 French Polynesia 93.03% 2011
107 Madagascar 93.02% 2011
108 Equatorial Guinea 92.87% 2011
109 Russia 92.79% 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 92.73% 2011
110 Georgia 92.41% 2011
111 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 91.3% 2011
112 Kazakhstan 91.15% 2011
113 Trinidad and Tobago 90.84% 2011
114 Brazil 90.72% 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 90.62% 2011
115 Slovenia 90.36% 2011
=116 Panama 90.33% 2011
=116 Iraq 90.33% 2011
118 Paraguay 90.19% 2011
119 Ecuador 90.11% 2011
120 Netherlands Antilles 90% 2005
121 South Africa 89.79% 2011
122 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 89.74% 2011
123 Lesotho 89.72% 2011
124 Switzerland 89.63% 2011
125 Uzbekistan 89.58% 2011
126 Uruguay 89.52% 2011
127 Aruba 89.47% 2005
128 Samoa 89.44% 2011
129 Kenya 89.4% 2011
130 Zimbabwe 89.2% 2011
131 Swaziland 89.06% 2011
132 Iran 88.86% 2011
133 Puerto Rico 88.73% 2011
134 Costa Rica 88.65% 2011
135 Antigua and Barbuda 88.64% 2011
136 Niger 88.16% 2011
137 Vanuatu 88.11% 2011
138 Japan 87.93% 2011
139 Afghanistan 87.87% 2011
140 Cape Verde 87.59% 2011
141 Cook Islands 87.5% 2011
142 Cyprus 87.41% 2011
143 Saint Helena 87.1% 2005
144 Honduras 87.02% 2011
145 China 86.84% 2011
146 British Virgin Islands 86.67% 2011
147 Fiji 86.17% 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 85.98% 2011
=148 Tanzania 85.96% 2011
=148 Argentina 85.96% 2011
150 Estonia 85.89% 2011
151 East Timor 85.88% 2011
152 Ethiopia 85.8% 2011
153 Mexico 85.66% 2011
154 Guinea 85.6% 2011
155 Guadeloupe 85.38% 2005
156 Montenegro 85.3% 2012
failed states average (profile) 85.21% 2011
157 Bermuda 85.2% 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 85.1% 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 84.92% 2011
158 Ireland 84.87% 2011
159 Guinea-Bissau 84.78% 2011
160 Niue 84.62% 2011
161 Reunion 84.47% 2005
Tourist destinations average (profile) 84.45% 2011
162 Cameroon 84.01% 2011
163 Saint Lucia 83.87% 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 83.84% 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 83.8% 2011
164 Armenia 83.74% 2011
165 Nicaragua 83.66% 2011
166 United States 83.44% 2011
167 San Marino 83.33% 2011
168 Nepal 83.2% 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 83.09% 2011
169 South Korea 83% 2011
170 Austria 82.98% 2011
171 Sierra Leone 82.79% 2011
172 Croatia 82.69% 2011
173 Israel 82.62% 2011
174 Republic of Macedonia 82.54% 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 82.34% 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 82.31% 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 82.31% 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 81.95% 2011
175 Latvia 81.93% 2011
176 Burma 81.89% 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 81.87% 2011
=177 Gaza Strip 81.64% 2011
=177 West Bank 81.64% 2011
179 Guam 81.48% 2011
180 Martinique 80.91% 2005
Southern Europe average (profile) 80.7% 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 80.63% 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 80.53% 2011
181 Portugal 80.41% 2011
182 Saint Kitts and Nevis 80.38% 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 80.3% 2011
183 Senegal 80.15% 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 80% 2011
=184 Nauru 80% 2011
=184 Maldives 80% 2011
=184 Montserrat 80% 2011
187 Jamaica 79.98% 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 79.77% 2011
188 Morocco 79.61% 2011
189 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 79.49% 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 79.48% 2011
190 North Korea 79.22% 2011
191 Burkina Faso 78.98% 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 78.72% 2011
192 Bosnia and Herzegovina 78.38% 2011
193 Liechtenstein 78.12% 2011
Western Europe average (profile) 77.88% 2011
194 Guatemala 77.55% 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 77.44% 2011
195 Cote d'Ivoire 77.36% 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 77.32% 2011
196 Lebanon 77.22% 2011
197 Indonesia 77.16% 2011
198 Malaysia 77.07% 2011
199 Cambodia 77.05% 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 76.98% 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 76.47% 2011
Europe average (profile) 76.35% 2011
200 Albania 75.79% 2011
201 Azerbaijan 75.6% 2011
202 Luxembourg 75.52% 2011
203 American Samoa 75.5% 2011
204 Taiwan 75% 2011
205 United Kingdom 74.93% 2011
206 Benin 74.9% 2011
207 Dominican Republic 74.32% 2011
208 Netherlands 74.04% 2011
European Union average (profile) 73.15% 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 73.14% 2011
209 Pakistan 72.93% 2011
210 Federated States of Micronesia 72.86% 2011
211 Belarus 72.78% 2011
212 Greece 72.32% 2011
213 Belgium 72.22% 2013
214 Slovakia 71.22% 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 70.87% 2011
215 Grenada 70.59% 2011
216 Turkey 69.84% 2011
217 Barbados 69.77% 2011
218 Syria 69.41% 2011
South Asia average (profile) 69.41% 2011
219 Bulgaria 69.28% 2011
220 Vietnam 69.18% 2011
221 Italy 69.07% 2011
222 Malawi 68.52% 2011
223 Ghana 68.14% 2011
224 Tunisia 68.02% 2011
225 Dominica 68% 2011
226 Malta 67.81% 2011
227 Sri Lanka 66.77% 2011
228 Germany 66.19% 2011
229 Lithuania 66.05% 2011
230 Spain 65.96% 2011
231 France 64.69% 2013
232 Philippines 64.67% 2011
233 Cuba 64.15% 2011
234 Tonga 64% 2011
235 Serbia and Montenegro 63.45% 2001
236 Poland 63.26% 2011
237 Uganda 62.95% 2011
238 Thailand 60.52% 2011
239 Romania 60.41% 2011
240 Mauritius 59.8% 2011
241 The Gambia 59.73% 2011
242 Serbia 59.31% 2011
243 Czech Republic 58.92% 2011
244 Kiribati 58.02% 2011
245 Nigeria 57.57% 2011
246 El Salvador 57.46% 2011
247 Wallis and Futuna 57.15% 2011
248 Isle of Man 56.14% 2011
249 Haiti 53.87% 2011
250 Burundi 52.57% 2011
251 Togo 52.1% 2011
252 Hungary 50.79% 2011
253 Sao Tome and Principe 50.31% 2011
254 India 48.39% 2011
255 Ukraine 44.67% 2011
256 Marshall Islands 44.44% 2011
257 Rwanda 44.19% 2011
258 Denmark 41.91% 2011
259 Bangladesh 40.78% 2011
=260 Tuvalu 40% 2011
=260 Tokelau 40% 2011
262 Moldova 37.75% 2011
263 Comoros 24.77% 2011

Citation

Geography > Land use > Other: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Geography > Land use > Other

  • French Southern and Antarctic Lands has ranked in the top 2 for land use > other since 1998.
  • Moldova has ranked second last for land use > other since 1998.
  • 102 of the top 239 countries by land use > other are Christian.
  • Paracel Islands has ranked in the top 3 for land use > other since 1998.
  • France ranked last for land use > other amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2013.
  • Palmyra Atoll has ranked in the top 4 for land use > other since 1998.
  • Finland ranked first for land use > other amongst Eurozone in 2011.
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands has ranked in the top 5 for land use > other since 1998.
  • Sweden ranked first for land use > other amongst European Union in 2011.
  • Iceland ranked first for land use > other amongst NATO countries in 2011.
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