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Arable land, percent of total land area, 2016 - Country rankings:

The average for 2016 based on 193 countries was 14.3 percent.The highest value was in Bangladesh: 59.6 percent and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 0.1 percent. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2016. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Definition: 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.
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