Guyana - Land area

Land area (sq. km)

The value for Land area (sq. km) in Guyana was 196,850 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 54 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 196,850 in 2015 and a minimum value of 196,710 in 1961.

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
1961 196,710
1962 196,710
1963 196,710
1964 196,710
1965 196,710
1966 196,710
1967 196,710
1968 196,710
1969 196,710
1970 196,710
1971 196,710
1972 196,710
1973 196,710
1974 196,710
1975 196,850
1976 196,850
1977 196,850
1978 196,850
1979 196,850
1980 196,850
1981 196,850
1982 196,850
1983 196,850
1984 196,850
1985 196,850
1986 196,850
1987 196,850
1988 196,850
1989 196,850
1990 196,850
1991 196,850
1992 196,850
1993 196,850
1994 196,850
1995 196,850
1996 196,850
1997 196,850
1998 196,850
1999 196,850
2000 196,850
2001 196,850
2002 196,850
2003 196,850
2004 196,850
2005 196,850
2006 196,850
2007 196,850
2008 196,850
2009 196,850
2010 196,850
2011 196,850
2012 196,850
2013 196,850
2014 196,850
2015 196,850

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 207,343
2000 207,343
2010 207,343

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 626.76
2000 626.76
2010 626.76

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use