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

The average for 2016 based on 193 countries was 31.4 percent.The highest value was in Suriname: 98.3 percent and the lowest value was in Gibraltar: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2016. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: FAO
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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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