Sri Lanka: Forest area,

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

Sri Lanka: Forest area, sq. km

: For that indicator, FAO provides data for Sri Lanka from 1990 to 2016. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 21622.4 sq. km with a minumum of 20634 sq. km in 2016 and a maximum of 22840 sq. km in 1990. 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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