Bahrain - Surface area (sq. km)

The value for Surface area (sq. km) in Bahrain was 770.00 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 54 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 770.00 in 2015 and a minimum value of 690.00 in 1961.

Definition: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

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Year Value
1961 690.00
1962 690.00
1963 690.00
1964 690.00
1965 690.00
1966 690.00
1967 690.00
1968 690.00
1969 690.00
1970 690.00
1971 690.00
1972 690.00
1973 690.00
1974 690.00
1975 690.00
1976 690.00
1977 690.00
1978 690.00
1979 690.00
1980 690.00
1981 690.00
1982 690.00
1983 690.00
1984 690.00
1985 690.00
1986 690.00
1987 690.00
1988 690.00
1989 690.00
1990 690.00
1991 690.00
1992 710.00
1993 710.00
1994 710.00
1995 710.00
1996 710.00
1997 710.00
1998 710.00
1999 710.00
2000 710.00
2001 710.00
2002 710.00
2003 720.00
2004 730.00
2005 740.00
2006 740.00
2007 750.00
2008 760.00
2009 760.00
2010 762.00
2011 767.00
2012 770.00
2013 770.00
2014 770.00
2015 770.00

Development Relevance: Total surface area is particularly important for understanding an economy's agricultural capacity and the environmental effects of human activity. Innovations in satellite mapping and computer databases have resulted in more precise measurements of land and water areas. Population, surface area, income, and output are basic measures of the size of an economy. They also provide a broad indication of actual and potential resources. Land area is therefore used as one of the major indicator to normalize other indicators.

Limitations and Exceptions: The data are collected by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations through annual questionnaires. The FAO tries to impose standard definitions and reporting methods, but complete consistency across countries and over time is not possible. The data collected from official national sources through the questionnaire are supplemented with information from official secondary data sources. The secondary sources cover official country data from websites of national ministries, national publications and related country data reported by various international organizations.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Total land area includes inland water bodies such as major rivers and lakes. Variations from year to year may be due to updated or revised data rather than to change in area.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use