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Map of World Arable Land (% of Land Area)

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50% & above
40 -49%
30- 39%
20-29%
10-19%
1-9%
Below 1%
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Arable land is basically the land that can be ploughed and used for farming. This kind of land is not usually the fertile one. It may be a barren land which can be turned into fertile arable. In such lands, crops are sown as well as harvested in the same agricultural year, and sometimes more than just once. A land can also be considered arable if it is used for mowing or pasturing, kitchen gardening and even as temporarily fallow land.

The basic advantages of having arable land are - it becomes easier to produce food crops, bring out raw materials for products, a few of the crops can be used as fuel, water quality gets improved with crop rotations, food products that are produced out of pastures are healthy.

Arable lands are there in almost all the countries; however, the percentage of course differs. For example, in the United States, the percentage is 10.48, India has 9.22%, in China it is 8.80%, Russia has 7.46% and Brazil has only 3.72%. Among all the countries in the world, Bangladesh tops in having the highest percentage of arable land with 59%.

As per Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in 2013 out of a total 4,924 M ha land, 1,407 M ha arable land was used in the world.

Arable Land by Country


Country NameCountry CodeArable land (% of land area)
AfghanistanAFG11.92
AlbaniaALB22.52
AlgeriaDZA3.15
American SamoaASM15.00
AndorraAND6.17
AngolaAGO3.93
Antigua and BarbudaATG9.09
Arab WorldARB4.12
ArgentinaARG14.51
ArmeniaARM15.74
ArubaABW11.11
AustraliaAUS6.02
AustriaAUT16.41
AzerbaijanAZE23.29
Bahamas, TheBHS0.80
BahrainBHR2.08
BangladeshBGD58.98
BarbadosBRB25.58
BelarusBLR27.47
BelgiumBEL26.95
BelizeBLZ3.42
BeninBEN23.94
BermudaBMU6.00
BhutanBTN2.63
BoliviaBOL4.10
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIH19.73
BotswanaBWA0.48
BrazilBRA9.09
British Virgin IslandsVGB6.67
Brunei DarussalamBRN0.95
BulgariaBGR32.05
Burkina FasoBFA22.66
BurundiBDI46.73
Cabo VerdeCPV13.65
CambodiaKHM23.48
CameroonCMR13.12
CanadaCAN5.05
Cayman IslandsCYM0.83
ChadTCD3.89
Channel IslandsCHI21.95
ChileCHL1.76
ChinaCHN11.26
ColombiaCOL1.52
ComorosCOM34.93
Congo, Dem. Rep.COD3.13
Congo, Rep.COG1.61
Costa RicaCRI4.54
Cote d'IvoireCIV9.12
CroatiaHRV15.66
CubaCUB29.65
CuracaoCUW 
CyprusCYP8.65
Czech RepublicCZE40.77
DenmarkDNK56.74
DjiboutiDJI0.09
DominicaDMA8.00
Dominican RepublicDOM16.56
East Asia & PacificEAS9.52
EcuadorECU4.81
Egypt, Arab Rep.EGY2.75
El SalvadorSLV35.23
Equatorial GuineaGNQ4.28
EritreaERI6.83
EstoniaEST14.91
EthiopiaETH15.12
Faroe IslandsFRO2.15
FijiFJI9.03
FinlandFIN7.32
FranceFRA33.43
French PolynesiaPYF0.68
GabonGAB1.26
Gambia, TheGMB43.48
GeorgiaGEO6.49
GermanyDEU34.07
GhanaGHA20.66
GibraltarGIB 
GreeceGRC19.76
GreenlandGRL0.00
GrenadaGRD8.82
GuamGUM1.85
GuatemalaGTM9.36
GuineaGIN12.62
Guinea-BissauGNB10.67
GuyanaGUY2.13
HaitiHTI38.82
High incomeHIC10.14
HondurasHND9.12
Hong Kong SAR, ChinaHKG2.95
HungaryHUN48.64
IBRD onlyIBD11.47
IcelandISL1.21
IDA & IBRD totalIBT11.10
IDA blendIDB13.87
IDA totalIDA10.18
IndiaIND52.81
IndonesiaIDN12.97
Iran, Islamic Rep.IRN9.14
IraqIRQ11.51
IrelandIRL16.16
Isle of ManIMN38.42
IsraelISR13.21
ItalyITA23.21
JamaicaJAM11.08
JapanJPN11.62
JordanJOR2.60
KazakhstanKAZ10.89
KenyaKEN10.19
KiribatiKIR2.47
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.PRK19.52
Korea, Rep.KOR15.35
KosovoKSV 
KuwaitKWT0.59
Kyrgyz RepublicKGZ6.65
Lao PDRLAO6.45
LatviaLVA19.42
LebanonLBN12.90
LesothoLSO8.17
LiberiaLBR5.19
LibyaLBY0.98
LiechtensteinLIE16.25
LithuaniaLTU36.55
Low incomeLIC9.48
Lower middle incomeLMC18.17
LuxembourgLUX24.11
Macao SAR, ChinaMAC 
Macedonia, FYRMKD16.38
MadagascarMDG6.02
MalawiMWI40.31
MalaysiaMYS2.90
MaldivesMDV13.00
MaliMLI5.25
MaltaMLT28.03
Marshall IslandsMHL11.11
MauritaniaMRT0.44
MauritiusMUS36.95
MexicoMEX11.82
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.FSM2.86
MoldovaMDA55.23
MonacoMCO 
MongoliaMNG0.36
MontenegroMNE0.58
MoroccoMAR18.03
MozambiqueMOZ7.18
MyanmarMMR16.49
NamibiaNAM0.97
NauruNRU 
NepalNPL14.75
NetherlandsNLD30.84
New CaledoniaNCL0.34
New ZealandNZL2.08
NicaraguaNIC12.50
NigerNER12.55
NigeriaNGA37.33
North AmericaNAC10.84
Northern Mariana IslandsMNP2.17
NorwayNOR2.21
OmanOMN0.12
Pacific island small statesPSS3.68
PakistanPAK39.53
PalauPLW2.17
PanamaPAN7.57
Papua New GuineaPNG0.66
ParaguayPRY11.33
PeruPER3.25
PhilippinesPHL18.75
PolandPOL35.24
PortugalPRT12.18
Puerto RicoPRI6.88
QatarQAT1.22
RomaniaROU38.02
Russian FederationRUS7.46
RwandaRWA47.93
SamoaWSM2.83
San MarinoSMR16.67
Sao Tome and PrincipeSTP9.06
Saudi ArabiaSAU1.43
SenegalSEN16.88
SerbiaSRB37.72
SeychellesSYC0.18
Sierra LeoneSLE21.94
SingaporeSGP0.81
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)SXM 
Slovak RepublicSVK28.99
SloveniaSVN8.64
Small statesSST2.00
Solomon IslandsSLB0.71
SomaliaSOM1.75
South AfricaZAF10.30
South AsiaSAS43.27
South SudanSSD 
SpainESP25.13
Sri LankaLKA20.73
St. Kitts and NevisKNA19.23
St. LuciaLCA4.92
St. Martin (French part)MAF 
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesVCT12.82
SudanSDN7.25
SurinameSUR0.38
SwazilandSWZ10.17
SwedenSWE6.37
SwitzerlandCHE10.22
Syrian Arab RepublicSYR25.39
TajikistanTJK6.14
TanzaniaTZA15.24
ThailandTHA32.90
Timor-LesteTLS10.42
TogoTGO48.72
TongaTON22.22
Trinidad and TobagoTTO4.87
TunisiaTUN18.36
TurkeyTUR26.73
TurkmenistanTKM4.13
Turks and Caicos IslandsTCA1.05
TuvaluTUV 
UgandaUGA34.41
UkraineUKR56.15
United Arab EmiratesARE0.45
United KingdomGBR25.90
United StatesUSA16.60
UruguayURY13.28
UzbekistanUZB10.34
VanuatuVUT1.64
Venezuela, RBVEN3.06
VietnamVNM20.67
Virgin Islands (U.S.)VIR2.86
West Bank and GazaPSE7.64
WorldWLD10.85
Yemen, Rep.YEM2.36
ZambiaZMB4.98
ZimbabweZWE10.34

Last Updated on : November 01, 2016








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