Dem. Rep. Congo - Forest area

Forest area (sq. km)

The value for Forest area (sq. km) in Dem. Rep. Congo was 1,535,122 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 22 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,603,630 in 1990 and a minimum value of 1,535,122 in 2012.

Definition: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.

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

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Year Value
1990 1,603,630
1991 1,600,516
1992 1,597,402
1993 1,594,288
1994 1,591,174
1995 1,588,060
1996 1,584,946
1997 1,581,832
1998 1,578,718
1999 1,575,604
2000 1,572,490
2001 1,569,376
2002 1,566,262
2003 1,563,148
2004 1,560,034
2005 1,556,920
2006 1,553,806
2007 1,550,692
2008 1,547,578
2009 1,544,464
2010 1,541,350
2011 1,538,236
2012 1,535,122

Forest area (% of land area)

Forest area (% of land area) in Dem. Rep. Congo was 67.71 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 22 years was 70.74 in 1990, while its lowest value was 67.71 in 2012.

Definition: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.

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

See also:

Year Value
1990 70.74
1991 70.60
1992 70.46
1993 70.32
1994 70.19
1995 70.05
1996 69.91
1997 69.77
1998 69.64
1999 69.50
2000 69.36
2001 69.23
2002 69.09
2003 68.95
2004 68.81
2005 68.68
2006 68.54
2007 68.40
2008 68.26
2009 68.13
2010 67.99
2011 67.85
2012 67.71

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use