India: Forest area,

(measure: sq. km; Source: FAO)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

India: Forest area, sq. km

: For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1990 to 2016. The average value for India during that period was 671292.9 sq. km with a minimum of 639390 sq. km in 1990 and a maximum of 708604 sq. km in 2016. The latest value from 2016 is 708604 sq. km. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 195 countries is 220274.3 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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