North Korea: Forest area, percent of total land area
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1990 to 2016. The average value for North Korea during that period was 54.4 percent with a minimum of 40.7 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 68.1 percent in 1990.
The latest value from 2016 is 40.7 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 194
countries is 31.3 percent.
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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.