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Forest area, sq. km, 2016 - Country rankings:

The average for 2016 based on 195 countries was 222046.1 sq. km.The highest value was in Russia: 8148895 sq. km and the lowest value was in Gibraltar: 0 sq. km. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2016. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: sq. km; 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.
Forest area, sq.km in the European union
Forest area, sq.km in Europe
Forest area, sq.km in Asia
Forest area, sq.km in Africa
Forest area, sq.km in North America
Forest area, sq.km in South America
Forest area, sq.km in Australia


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