India: Forest area,

(measure: sq. km; Source: FAO)
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India: Forest area, sq. km, 1990 - 2020:

For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1990 to 2020. The average value for India during that period was 683680.3 sq. km with a minimum of 639380 sq. km in 1990 and a maximum of 721600 sq. km in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 721600 sq. km. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 193 countries is 214611.7 sq. km. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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