Belgium - Land area

Land area (sq. km)

The value for Land area (sq. km) in Belgium was 30,280 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 15 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 30,280 in 2015 and a minimum value of 30,280 in 2000.

Definition: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

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

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Year Value
2000 30,280
2001 30,280
2002 30,280
2003 30,280
2004 30,280
2005 30,280
2006 30,280
2007 30,280
2008 30,280
2009 30,280
2010 30,280
2011 30,280
2012 30,280
2013 30,280
2014 30,280
2015 30,280

Rural land area (sq. km)

Definition: Rural land area in square kilometers, derived from urban extent grids which distinguish urban and rural areas based on a combination of population counts (persons), settlement points, and the presence of Nighttime Lights. Areas are defined as urban where contiguous lighted cells from the Nighttime Lights or approximated urban extents based on buffered settlement points for which the total population is greater than 5,000 persons.

Source: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University. 2013. Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates Version 2. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/lecz-urban-rural-population-land-area-estimates-v2.

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Year Value
1990 18,092
2000 18,092
2010 18,092

Urban land area (sq. km)

Definition: Urban land area in square kilometers, based on a combination of population counts (persons), settlement points, and the presence of Nighttime Lights. Areas are defined as urban where contiguous lighted cells from the Nighttime Lights or approximated urban extents based on buffered settlement points for which the total population is greater than 5,000 persons.

Source: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University. 2013. Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates Version 2. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/lecz-urban-rural-population-land-area-estimates-v2.

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Year Value
1990 12,349
2000 12,349
2010 12,349

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use