Rural land area where elevation is below 5 meters (sq. km) - Country Ranking

Definition: Rural land area below 5m is the total rural land area in square kilometers where the elevation is 5 meters or less.

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.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Canada 158,138.80 2010
2 Russia 127,025.90 2010
3 United States 91,676.46 2010
4 China 83,906.69 2010
5 Indonesia 48,064.53 2010
6 Vietnam 47,580.92 2010
7 Brazil 47,495.17 2010
8 Australia 44,375.94 2010
9 India 44,158.00 2010
10 Mexico 40,015.68 2010
11 Greenland 24,595.94 2010
12 Myanmar 23,538.32 2010
13 Argentina 22,906.62 2010
14 Egypt 13,035.72 2010
15 Iran 12,782.26 2010
16 Germany 12,582.61 2010
17 Iraq 12,321.74 2010
18 Venezuela 12,256.57 2010
19 Bangladesh 12,137.62 2010
20 Pakistan 11,939.47 2010
21 Netherlands 11,258.82 2010
22 Mauritania 11,077.28 2010
23 Thailand 10,566.01 2010
24 Mozambique 10,150.41 2010
25 Cuba 9,163.39 2010
26 Italy 7,665.67 2010
27 Libya 7,553.31 2010
28 United Kingdom 7,375.00 2010
29 Philippines 6,979.69 2010
30 Senegal 6,665.89 2010
31 The Bahamas 6,581.65 2010
32 Ukraine 6,407.37 2010
33 Saudi Arabia 6,212.06 2010
34 Colombia 5,934.87 2010
35 France 5,705.21 2010
36 Norway 5,348.61 2010
37 Romania 5,328.46 2010
38 Denmark 4,907.32 2010
39 Cambodia 4,671.19 2010
40 Guyana 4,541.78 2010
41 Madagascar 4,316.95 2010
42 Peru 3,892.47 2010
43 Nigeria 3,655.99 2010
44 Chile 3,597.69 2010
45 Nicaragua 3,544.85 2010
46 Suriname 3,492.51 2010
47 Japan 3,464.05 2010
48 Malaysia 3,380.07 2010
49 Turkey 3,330.88 2010
50 Ecuador 3,262.50 2010
51 Greece 2,994.42 2010
52 Poland 2,886.83 2010
53 Sweden 2,735.66 2010
54 United Arab Emirates 2,611.44 2010
55 Uruguay 2,431.10 2010
56 Korea 2,290.22 2010
57 Honduras 2,246.05 2010
58 Guinea 2,223.03 2010
59 Oman 2,212.78 2010
60 New Zealand 2,189.74 2010
61 Guinea-Bissau 2,182.28 2010
62 Tunisia 2,165.42 2010
63 Papua New Guinea 2,146.06 2010
64 Spain 2,142.01 2010
65 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 2,092.25 2010
66 Sierra Leone 2,045.83 2010
67 Iceland 1,985.89 2010
68 The Gambia 1,753.73 2010
69 Sudan 1,717.94 2010
70 Somalia 1,698.27 2010
71 Yemen 1,597.81 2010
72 Namibia 1,562.66 2010
73 Angola 1,516.94 2010
74 Eritrea 1,465.24 2010
75 Kenya 1,381.05 2010
76 Albania 1,294.60 2010
77 Qatar 1,289.77 2010
78 Finland 1,259.90 2010
79 Belize 1,233.32 2010
80 Kuwait 1,179.51 2010
81 Panama 1,173.89 2010
82 Ghana 1,170.14 2010
83 Ireland 1,163.86 2010
84 Morocco 1,149.35 2010
85 Sri Lanka 1,124.25 2010
86 Benin 1,041.69 2010
87 Belgium 843.86 2010
88 Latvia 825.32 2010
89 Gabon 804.01 2010
90 Dominican Republic 780.17 2010
91 Georgia 773.00 2010
92 Portugal 769.63 2010
93 Tanzania 750.24 2010
94 Estonia 734.93 2010
95 Lithuania 691.23 2010
96 South Africa 674.11 2010
97 Kiribati 539.43 2010
98 New Caledonia 524.94 2010
99 Dem. Rep. Congo 471.30 2010
100 Fiji 467.24 2010
101 Croatia 462.17 2010
102 Solomon Islands 452.52 2010
103 Haiti 405.57 2010
104 Guatemala 400.17 2010
105 Côte d'Ivoire 381.18 2010
106 Algeria 378.76 2010
107 Moldova 294.92 2010
108 Costa Rica 283.81 2010
109 Jamaica 265.37 2010
110 Liberia 242.33 2010
111 Togo 186.07 2010
112 Cameroon 153.39 2010
113 Bulgaria 143.30 2010
114 El Salvador 142.24 2010
115 Djibouti 138.95 2010
116 Cabo Verde 133.90 2010
117 Vanuatu 100.29 2010
118 Timor-Leste 97.92 2010
119 Trinidad and Tobago 89.20 2010
120 Bahrain 84.21 2010
121 Puerto Rico 77.93 2010
122 Cyprus 72.85 2010
123 Equatorial Guinea 63.61 2010
124 Hong Kong SAR, China 50.49 2010
125 Seychelles 44.14 2010
126 Tonga 42.46 2010
127 Syrian Arab Republic 39.71 2010
128 Congo 36.83 2010
129 Bosnia and Herzegovina 36.43 2010
130 Lebanon 34.74 2010
131 Antigua and Barbuda 32.37 2010
132 Singapore 24.81 2010
133 Israel 23.43 2010
134 Mauritius 21.46 2010
135 Comoros 12.89 2010
136 Tuvalu 12.66 2010
137 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 12.41 2010
138 Samoa 9.84 2010
139 Palau 9.03 2010
140 São Tomé and Principe 8.32 2010
141 Cayman Islands 7.20 2010
142 Brunei 6.89 2010
143 Macao SAR, China 5.73 2010
144 St. Kitts and Nevis 5.36 2010
145 Malta 4.64 2010
146 St. Lucia 4.53 2010
147 Grenada 4.38 2010
148 Dominica 3.89 2010
149 Slovenia 2.06 2010
150 Barbados 1.08 2010
151 Jordan 0.38 2010
152 Monaco 0.07 2010
153 Lao PDR 0.00 2010
153 San Marino 0.00 2010
153 Ethiopia 0.00 2010
153 Malawi 0.00 2010
153 Belarus 0.00 2010
153 Luxembourg 0.00 2010
153 Swaziland 0.00 2010
153 Switzerland 0.00 2010
153 Mali 0.00 2010
153 Macedonia 0.00 2010

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Limitations and Exceptions: The 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) assessment report concluded that global warming is “unequivocal” and gave the strongest warning yet about the role of human activities. The report estimated that sea levels would rise approximately 49 centimeters over the next 100 years, with a range of uncertainty of 20–86 centimeters. That will lead to increased coastal flooding through direct inundation and a higher base for storm surges, allowing flooding of larger areas and higher elevations. Climate model simulations predict an increase in average surface air temperature of about 2.5°C by 2100 (Kattenberg and others 1996) and increase of “killer” heat waves during the warm season (Karl and others 1997).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Elevation data used to generate the low elevation coastal zones come from the SRTM3 Enhanced Global Map developed by ISCIENCES. The ISCIENCES digital elevation model was created using NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data processed to 3 arc-seconds (SRTM3).

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual