Former Soviet republics Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km

DEFINITION: Agricultural land (sq. km). Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land 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. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.


1 Russia 2.15 million sq. km 2011
2 Kazakhstan 2.09 million sq. km 2011
3 Ukraine 412,810 sq. km 2011
4 Turkmenistan 326,600 sq. km 2011
5 Uzbekistan 266,600 sq. km 2011
6 Kyrgyzstan 106,085 sq. km 2011
7 Belarus 88,750 sq. km 2011
8 Tajikistan 48,550 sq. km 2011
9 Azerbaijan 47,687 sq. km 2011
10 Lithuania 28,059 sq. km 2011
11 Georgia 24,690 sq. km 2011
12 Moldova 24,590 sq. km 2011
13 Latvia 18,160 sq. km 2011
14 Armenia 17,106 sq. km 2011
15 Estonia 9,450 sq. km 2011


Former Soviet republics Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km


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