Democratic Republic of the Congo: Forest area, sq.km

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 Democratic Republic of the Congo

Forest area, sq. km

 Latest value 1,250,538.6
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 1,393,139.8
 Min - Max 1,250,538.6 - 1,506,290.0
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Democratic Republic of the Congo during that period was 1393139.8 sq. km with a minimum of 1250538.6 sq. km in 2021 and a maximum of 1506290 sq. km in 1990. The latest value from 2021 is 1250538.6 sq. km. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 194 countries is 207903.9 sq. km. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Forest area, sq.km  - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Forest area, sq.km  - historical chart - 1990-2021




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 55.2 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 14.95 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 55.28 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 17.44 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 11.29 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 338,980 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 120.6 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,543 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 6.0 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 877 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 119.6 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 2.1 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 106.4 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 1,250,538.6 2021 sq. km
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