* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Forest area, sq. km, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 194 countries was 207903.9 sq. km. The highest value was in Russia: 8153116 sq. km and the lowest value was in Gibraltar: 0 sq. km. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: sq. km; Source: FAO
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Countries Forest area, sq.km , 2021 Global rank Available data
Russia 8153116 1 1992 - 2021
Brazil 4953913.5 2 1990 - 2021
Canada 3468911.3 3 1990 - 2021
USA 3097950 4 1990 - 2021
China 2218577.5 5 1990 - 2021
Australia 1340051 6 1990 - 2021
DR Congo 1250538.6 7 1990 - 2021
Indonesia 915276.6 8 1990 - 2021
India 724264 9 1990 - 2021
Peru 721575.3 10 1990 - 2021
Angola 660523.1 11 1990 - 2021
Mexico 655643.2 12 1990 - 2021
Colombia 589426.3 13 1990 - 2021
Bolivia 506207.7 14 1990 - 2021
Venezuela 461733.6 15 1990 - 2021
Tanzania 452760 16 1990 - 2021
Zambia 446258.1 17 1990 - 2021
Mozambique 364976.1 18 1990 - 2021
Papua N.G. 358222.3 19 1990 - 2021
Argentina 284636.7 20 1990 - 2021
Burma 282541.8 21 1990 - 2021
Sweden 279800 22 1990 - 2021
Japan 249350 23 1990 - 2021
Gabon 235187.2 24 1990 - 2021
Finland 224090 25 1990 - 2021
Turkey 223763.6 26 1990 - 2021
C.A. Republic 222730 27 1990 - 2021
R. of Congo 219310 28 1990 - 2021
Nigeria 214636.5 29 1990 - 2021
Cameroon 202844.8 30 1990 - 2021
Thailand 198370 31 1990 - 2021
Malaysia 190638.9 32 1990 - 2021
Spain 185764.6 33 1990 - 2021
Guyana 184061.3 34 1990 - 2021
Chile 183336.2 35 1990 - 2021
Sudan 181873.9 36 1990 - 2021
Zimbabwe 173985.1 37 1990 - 2021
France 173364 38 1990 - 2021
South Africa 170136.9 39 1990 - 2021
Ethiopia 169955 40 1990 - 2021
Laos 165610 41 1990 - 2021
Paraguay 158229.3 42 1990 - 2021
Suriname 151840.4 43 1990 - 2021
Botswana 151364 44 1990 - 2021
Vietnam 147189.9 45 1990 - 2021
Mongolia 141716.7 46 1990 - 2021
Mali 132960 47 1990 - 2021
Ecuador 124335.6 48 1990 - 2021
Madagascar 124166 49 1990 - 2021
Norway 121878 50 1990 - 2021
Germany 114190 51 1990 - 2021
Iran 107656.3 52 1990 - 2021
New Zealand 99085.3 53 1990 - 2021
Ukraine 96960 54 1992 - 2021
Italy 96199.4 55 1990 - 2021
Poland 94950 56 1990 - 2021
Belarus 87821 57 1992 - 2021
Senegal 80281.6 58 1990 - 2021
Ghana 79929.3 59 1990 - 2021
Cambodia 79126.8 60 1990 - 2021
Liberia 75871.8 61 1990 - 2021
Philippines 72234.8 62 1990 - 2021
Romania 69290.5 63 1990 - 2021
Namibia 65678.9 64 1990 - 2021
Honduras 63383.1 65 1990 - 2021
South Korea 62770 66 1990 - 2021
Burkina Faso 61664 67 1990 - 2021
Guinea 61490 68 1990 - 2021
North Korea 60088.6 69 1990 - 2021
Nepal 59620.3 70 1990 - 2021
Somalia 59032.5 71 1990 - 2021
Morocco 57529.6 72 1990 - 2021
Panama 42024.2 73 1990 - 2021
Chad 42013.3 74 1990 - 2021
Turkmenistan 41270 75 1992 - 2021
Bulgaria 39060 76 1990 - 2021
Austria 39027.4 77 1990 - 2021
Greece 39018 78 1990 - 2021
Uzbekistan 37155 79 1992 - 2021
Pakistan 36845.6 80 1990 - 2021
Kenya 36110.9 81 1990 - 2021
Guatemala 35162 82 1990 - 2021
Kazakhstan 34839.2 83 1992 - 2021
Latvia 34146.6 84 1992 - 2021
Portugal 33120 85 1990 - 2021
Nicaragua 33075.3 86 1990 - 2021
UK 31986.7 87 1990 - 2021
Benin 30851.5 88 1990 - 2021
Costa Rica 30512.4 89 1990 - 2021
Georgia 28224 90 1992 - 2021
Bhutan 27270.6 91 1990 - 2021
Ivory Coast 27238.3 92 1990 - 2021
Serbia 27229.4 93 2006 - 2021
Czechia 26789 94 1993 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 25222.4 95 1990 - 2021
Sierra Leone 25151.5 96 1990 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 24400.6 97 1990 - 2021
Estonia 24384 98 1992 - 2021
Uganda 22966.4 99 1990 - 2021
Lithuania 22026.7 100 1992 - 2021
Malawi 21997 101 1990 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 21879.1 102 1992 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 21521.9 103 1990 - 2021
Sri Lanka 21098.6 104 1990 - 2021
Uruguay 20520 105 1990 - 2021
Hungary 20515.6 106 1990 - 2021
G.-Bissau 19715.7 107 1990 - 2021
Algeria 19583.3 108 1990 - 2021
Croatia 19416.1 109 1992 - 2021
Slovakia 19259 110 1993 - 2021
Bangladesh 18834 111 1990 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 13336.2 112 1992 - 2021
Switzerland 12725.5 113 1990 - 2021
Belize 12658.9 114 1990 - 2021
Slovenia 12357.9 115 1992 - 2021
Afghanistan 12084.4 116 1990 - 2021
Togo 12063.1 117 1990 - 2021
Fiji 11467 118 1990 - 2021
Azerbaijan 11433 119 1992 - 2021
Niger 10672.8 120 1990 - 2021
Eritrea 10521 121 1993 - 2021
North Macedonia 10014.9 122 1992 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 9770 123 1990 - 2021
N. Caledonia 8379.2 124 1990 - 2021
Montenegro 8270 125 2006 - 2021
Iraq 8250 126 1990 - 2021
Albania 7889 127 1990 - 2021
Ireland 7860.2 128 1990 - 2021
Tunisia 7042.6 129 1990 - 2021
Belgium 6893 130 2000 - 2021
Denmark 6293.8 131 1990 - 2021
Jamaica 6007.7 132 1990 - 2021
El Salvador 5793.8 133 1990 - 2021
Yemen 5490 134 1990 - 2021
Syria 5220.8 135 1990 - 2021
Bahamas 5098.6 136 1990 - 2021
Swaziland 4987.7 137 1990 - 2021
Puerto Rico 4968.2 138 1990 - 2021
Vanuatu 4423 139 1990 - 2021
Tajikistan 4248 140 1992 - 2021
Moldova 3865 141 1992 - 2021
Brunei 3800 142 1990 - 2021
Netherlands 3704.4 143 1990 - 2021
Haiti 3441.9 144 1990 - 2021
Armenia 3282.6 145 1992 - 2021
UA Emirates 3173 146 1990 - 2021
Mauritania 3073.7 147 1990 - 2021
Burundi 2796.4 148 1990 - 2021
Rwanda 2770 149 1990 - 2021
Gambia 2369.3 150 1990 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 2277.7 151 1990 - 2021
Libya 2170 152 1990 - 2021
Cyprus 1725.1 153 1990 - 2021
Samoa 1611.9 154 1990 - 2021
Lebanon 1439.3 155 1990 - 2021
Israel 1400 156 1990 - 2021
Jordan 975 157 1990 - 2021
Luxembourg 887 158 2000 - 2021
Micronesia 644.5 159 1991 - 2021
Iceland 520 160 1990 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 512.8 161 1990 - 2021
Dominica 478.7 162 1990 - 2021
Cape Verde 460.2 163 1990 - 2021
Egypt 449.8 164 1990 - 2021
Palau 414.9 165 1991 - 2021
Mauritius 388.1 166 1990 - 2021
Lesotho 345.2 167 1990 - 2021
Seychelles 337 168 1990 - 2021
Comoros 324.8 169 1990 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 285.4 170 1990 - 2021
Saint Lucia 207.7 171 1990 - 2021
Grenada 177 172 1990 - 2021
Andorra 160 173 1990 - 2021
Singapore 153.9 174 1990 - 2021
Palestine 101.4 175 1990 - 2021
Tonga 89.5 176 1990 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 80.5 177 1990 - 2021
Liechtenstein 67 178 1990 - 2021
Barbados 63 179 1990 - 2021
Kuwait 62.5 180 1990 - 2021
Djibouti 58.7 181 1990 - 2021
Oman 24.3 182 1990 - 2021
Kiribati 11.8 183 1990 - 2021
Bermuda 10 184 1990 - 2021
San Marino 10 185 1990 - 2021
Tuvalu 10 186 1990 - 2021
Maldives 8.2 187 1990 - 2021
Bahrain 7.2 188 1990 - 2021
Malta 4.6 189 1990 - 2021
Aruba 4.2 190 1990 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0.8 191 1990 - 2021
Gibraltar 0 192 1990 - 2021
Monaco 0 193 1990 - 2021
Qatar 0 194 1990 - 2021



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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4953913.5
3468911.3
3097950.0
2218577.5
1340051.0
1250538.6
915276.6
724264.0
721575.3
660523.1
655643.2
589426.3
506207.7
461733.6
452760.0
446258.1
364976.1
358222.3
284636.7
282541.8
279800.0
249350.0
235187.2
224090.0
223763.6
222730.0
219310.0
214636.5
202844.8
198370.0
190638.9
185764.6
184061.3
183336.2
181873.9
173985.1
173364.0
170136.9
169955.0
165610.0
158229.3
151840.4
151364.0
147189.9
141716.7
132960.0
124335.6
124166.0
121878.0
114190.0
107656.3
99085.3
96960.0
96199.4
94950.0
87821.0
80281.6
79929.3
79126.8
75871.8
72234.8
69290.5
65678.9
63383.1
62770.0
61664.0
61490.0
60088.6
59620.3
59032.5
57529.6
42024.2
42013.3
41270.0
39060.0
39027.4
39018.0
37155.0
36845.6
36110.9
35162.0
34839.2
34146.6
33120.0
33075.3
31986.7
30851.5
30512.4
28224.0
27270.6
27238.3
27229.4
26789.0
25222.4
25151.5
24400.6
24384.0
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22026.7
21997.0
21879.1
21521.9
21098.6
20520.0
20515.6
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19416.1
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13336.2
12725.5
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12357.9
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11467.0
11433.0
10672.8
10521.0
10014.9
9770.0
8379.2
8270.0
8250.0
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7042.6
6893.0
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3800.0
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512.8
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460.2
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414.9
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337.0
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285.4
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177.0
160.0
153.9
101.4
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63.0
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