Arable Land in Europe — Image of the Day

Arable land, in and around Europe:

Arable Land Stats in and around Europe
From the World Bank: “Arable land (hectares per person) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.”

Arable land per capita

Of course, not all arable land is of equal value.

Here’s zooming in on the lower half of the graph:

arable land per capita zooming in

These graphs could be incorrect, though. The data used to make them came from this source (which does not show per capita stats), which seems to have come in turn from the World Bank. But if you look at more recent per capita World Bank data presented here you will see that, although the order of countries is generally pretty similar to graphs shown above, countries like Iceland, Libya, Algeria, and Ireland are no longer at the top.











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