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Agricultural land, sq. km., 2016 - Country rankings:

The average for 2016 based on 195 countries was 278219 sq. km..The highest value was in Euro area: 5920971 sq. km. and the lowest value was in Bermuda: 3 sq. km.. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2016. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: sq. km.; Source: The World Bank
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Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.
Agricultural land in the European union
Agricultural land in Europe
Agricultural land in Asia
Agricultural land in Africa
Agricultural land in North America
Agricultural land in South America
Agricultural land in Australia


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