For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1990 to 2016. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 21622.4 sq. km with a minimum of 20634 sq. km in 2016 and a maximum of 22840 sq. km in 1990.
The latest value from 2016 is 20634 sq. km. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 195
countries is 220274.3 sq. km.
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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.