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Forest area, sq. km, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 194 countries was 208162.7 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 2020. 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 , 2020 Global rank Available data
Russia 8153116 1 1992 - 2020
Brazil 4966196 2 1990 - 2020
Canada 3469281 3 1990 - 2020
USA 3097950 4 1990 - 2020
China 2199781.8 5 1990 - 2020
Australia 1340051 6 1990 - 2020
DR Congo 1261552.4 7 1990 - 2020
Indonesia 921332 8 1990 - 2020
Peru 723303.7 9 1990 - 2020
India 721600 10 1990 - 2020
Angola 666073.8 11 1990 - 2020
Mexico 656920.8 12 1990 - 2020
Colombia 591419.1 13 1990 - 2020
Bolivia 508337.6 14 1990 - 2020
Venezuela 462309 15 1990 - 2020
Tanzania 457450 16 1990 - 2020
Zambia 448140.3 17 1990 - 2020
Mozambique 367437.6 18 1990 - 2020
Papua N.G. 358557.6 19 1990 - 2020
Argentina 285730 20 1990 - 2020
Burma 285438.9 21 1990 - 2020
Sweden 279800 22 1990 - 2020
Japan 249350 23 1990 - 2020
Gabon 235306 24 1990 - 2020
Finland 224090 25 1990 - 2020
C.A. Republic 223030 26 1990 - 2020
Turkey 222203.6 27 1990 - 2020
R. of Congo 219460 28 1990 - 2020
Nigeria 216269.5 29 1990 - 2020
Cameroon 203404.8 30 1990 - 2020
Thailand 198730 31 1990 - 2020
Malaysia 191140.4 32 1990 - 2020
Spain 185721.7 33 1990 - 2020
Guyana 184153.4 34 1990 - 2020
Sudan 183595.5 35 1990 - 2020
Chile 182107 36 1990 - 2020
Zimbabwe 174445.8 37 1990 - 2020
France 172530 38 1990 - 2020
Ethiopia 170685 39 1990 - 2020
South Africa 170500.9 40 1990 - 2020
Laos 165955 41 1990 - 2020
Paraguay 161022.6 42 1990 - 2020
Botswana 152547 43 1990 - 2020
Suriname 151962.9 44 1990 - 2020
Vietnam 146430.9 45 1990 - 2020
Mongolia 141727.8 46 1990 - 2020
Mali 132960 47 1990 - 2020
Ecuador 124978.3 48 1990 - 2020
Madagascar 124298.1 49 1990 - 2020
Norway 121800 50 1990 - 2020
Germany 114190 51 1990 - 2020
Iran 107518.7 52 1990 - 2020
New Zealand 98925.9 53 1990 - 2020
Ukraine 96900 54 1992 - 2020
Italy 95661.3 55 1990 - 2020
Poland 94830 56 1990 - 2020
Belarus 87676 57 1992 - 2020
Cambodia 80683.7 58 1990 - 2020
Senegal 80681.6 59 1990 - 2020
Ghana 79857.1 60 1990 - 2020
Liberia 76174.4 61 1990 - 2020
Philippines 71885.9 62 1990 - 2020
Romania 69290.5 63 1990 - 2020
Namibia 66389 64 1990 - 2020
Honduras 63592.6 65 1990 - 2020
South Korea 62870 66 1990 - 2020
Burkina Faso 62164 67 1990 - 2020
Guinea 61890 68 1990 - 2020
North Korea 60300.9 69 1990 - 2020
Somalia 59800 70 1990 - 2020
Nepal 59620.3 71 1990 - 2020
Morocco 57424.9 72 1990 - 2020
Chad 43130 73 1990 - 2020
Panama 42138.4 74 1990 - 2020
Turkmenistan 41270 75 1992 - 2020
Greece 39018 76 1990 - 2020
Austria 38991.5 77 1990 - 2020
Bulgaria 38930 78 1990 - 2020
Pakistan 37259 79 1990 - 2020
Uzbekistan 36896.6 80 1992 - 2020
Kenya 36110.9 81 1990 - 2020
Guatemala 35278 82 1990 - 2020
Kazakhstan 34546.8 83 1992 - 2020
Latvia 34107.9 84 1992 - 2020
Nicaragua 34075.3 85 1990 - 2020
Portugal 33120 86 1990 - 2020
UK 31900 87 1990 - 2020
Benin 31351.5 88 1990 - 2020
Costa Rica 30348.7 89 1990 - 2020
Ivory Coast 28367.1 90 1990 - 2020
Georgia 28224 91 1992 - 2020
Bhutan 27250.8 92 1990 - 2020
Serbia 27226.5 93 2006 - 2020
Czechia 26770.9 94 1993 - 2020
Sierra Leone 25348.8 95 1990 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 25229.7 96 1990 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 24484.2 97 1990 - 2020
Estonia 24384 98 1992 - 2020
Uganda 23379 99 1990 - 2020
Malawi 22417 100 1990 - 2020
Lithuania 22010 101 1992 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 21879.1 102 1992 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 21441 103 1990 - 2020
Sri Lanka 21130.2 104 1990 - 2020
Hungary 20530.1 105 1990 - 2020
Uruguay 20310 106 1990 - 2020
G.-Bissau 19800.1 107 1990 - 2020
Algeria 19490 108 1990 - 2020
Croatia 19391.1 109 1992 - 2020
Slovakia 19259 110 1993 - 2020
Bangladesh 18834 111 1990 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 13153.8 112 1992 - 2020
Belize 12770.5 113 1990 - 2020
Switzerland 12691.1 114 1990 - 2020
Slovenia 12378.3 115 1992 - 2020
Togo 12092.7 116 1990 - 2020
Afghanistan 12084.4 117 1990 - 2020
Fiji 11400.2 118 1990 - 2020
Azerbaijan 11317.7 119 1992 - 2020
Niger 10797 120 1990 - 2020
Eritrea 10552.6 121 1993 - 2020
North Macedonia 10014.9 122 1992 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 9770 123 1990 - 2020
N. Caledonia 8380.2 124 1990 - 2020
Montenegro 8270 125 2006 - 2020
Iraq 8250 126 1990 - 2020
Albania 7889 127 1990 - 2020
Ireland 7820.2 128 1990 - 2020
Tunisia 7027.3 129 1990 - 2020
Belgium 6893 130 1990 - 2020
Denmark 6284.4 131 1990 - 2020
Jamaica 5968.9 132 1990 - 2020
El Salvador 5838.8 133 1990 - 2020
Yemen 5490 134 1990 - 2020
Syria 5220.8 135 1990 - 2020
Bahamas 5098.6 136 1990 - 2020
Swaziland 4975.6 137 1990 - 2020
Puerto Rico 4963.3 138 1990 - 2020
Vanuatu 4423 139 1990 - 2020
Tajikistan 4238 140 1992 - 2020
Moldova 3865 141 1992 - 2020
Brunei 3800 142 1990 - 2020
Netherlands 3695 143 1990 - 2020
Haiti 3473 144 1990 - 2020
Armenia 3284.7 145 1992 - 2020
UA Emirates 3173 146 1990 - 2020
Mauritania 3128 147 1990 - 2020
Burundi 2796.4 148 1990 - 2020
Rwanda 2760 149 1990 - 2020
Gambia 2426.7 150 1990 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 2281.9 151 1990 - 2020
Libya 2170 152 1990 - 2020
Cyprus 1725.3 153 1990 - 2020
Samoa 1616.7 154 1990 - 2020
Lebanon 1433.3 155 1990 - 2020
Israel 1400 156 1990 - 2020
Jordan 975 157 1990 - 2020
Luxembourg 887 158 2000 - 2020
Micronesia 644.2 159 1991 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 519 160 1990 - 2020
Iceland 513.5 161 1990 - 2020
Dominica 478.7 162 1990 - 2020
Cape Verde 457.2 163 1990 - 2020
Egypt 449.8 164 1990 - 2020
Palau 414.1 165 1991 - 2020
Mauritius 387.7 166 1990 - 2020
Lesotho 345.2 167 1990 - 2020
Seychelles 337 168 1990 - 2020
Comoros 329.2 169 1990 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 285.4 170 1990 - 2020
Saint Lucia 207.7 171 1990 - 2020
Grenada 177 172 1990 - 2020
Andorra 160 173 1990 - 2020
Singapore 155.7 174 1990 - 2020
Palestine 101.4 175 1990 - 2020
Tonga 89.5 176 1990 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 81.2 177 1990 - 2020
Liechtenstein 67 178 1990 - 2020
Barbados 63 179 1990 - 2020
Kuwait 62.5 180 1990 - 2020
Djibouti 58 181 1990 - 2020
Oman 25 182 1990 - 2020
Kiribati 11.8 183 1990 - 2020
Bermuda 10 184 1990 - 2020
San Marino 10 185 1990 - 2020
Tuvalu 10 186 1990 - 2020
Maldives 8.2 187 1990 - 2020
Bahrain 7 188 1990 - 2020
Malta 4.6 189 1990 - 2020
Aruba 4.2 190 1990 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 0.8 191 1990 - 2020
Gibraltar 0 192 1990 - 2020
Monaco 0 193 1990 - 2020
Qatar 0 194 1990 - 2020


Economic outlook

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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