Urban land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area) - Country Ranking

Definition: Urban land area below 5m is the percentage of total land where the urban land 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 Netherlands 22.65 2010
2 Monaco 22.16 2010
3 Bahrain 21.30 2010
4 Macao SAR, China 17.69 2010
5 Cayman Islands 8.55 2010
6 Antigua and Barbuda 5.75 2010
7 Hong Kong SAR, China 5.59 2010
8 Belgium 4.92 2010
9 Puerto Rico 4.83 2010
10 Singapore 4.45 2010
11 Denmark 2.86 2010
12 Japan 2.50 2010
13 Seychelles 2.20 2010
14 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.74 2010
15 Tonga 1.56 2010
16 United Arab Emirates 1.51 2010
17 Kuwait 1.39 2010
18 Malta 1.30 2010
19 Italy 1.29 2010
20 United Kingdom 1.20 2010
21 Jamaica 1.19 2010
22 The Bahamas 0.96 2010
23 Trinidad and Tobago 0.93 2010
24 Germany 0.91 2010
25 Cyprus 0.88 2010
26 Thailand 0.84 2010
27 St. Lucia 0.82 2010
28 Vietnam 0.80 2010
29 Greece 0.78 2010
30 The Gambia 0.70 2010
31 Qatar 0.68 2010
32 Bangladesh 0.65 2010
33 Korea 0.64 2010
34 Fiji 0.63 2010
35 Latvia 0.60 2010
36 France 0.60 2010
37 Portugal 0.59 2010
38 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.55 2010
39 Tunisia 0.54 2010
40 Grenada 0.48 2010
41 Barbados 0.47 2010
42 Sri Lanka 0.41 2010
43 Belize 0.40 2010
44 Spain 0.40 2010
45 Ireland 0.38 2010
46 Sweden 0.33 2010
47 Dominica 0.32 2010
48 Iraq 0.31 2010
49 Israel 0.30 2010
50 Albania 0.30 2010
51 Malaysia 0.30 2010
52 Egypt 0.29 2010
53 Cabo Verde 0.28 2010
54 Norway 0.26 2010
55 Brunei 0.26 2010
56 China 0.26 2010
57 Philippines 0.25 2010
58 Mauritius 0.24 2010
59 Poland 0.23 2010
60 Ecuador 0.23 2010
61 Indonesia 0.22 2010
62 Suriname 0.22 2010
63 Guyana 0.19 2010
64 United States 0.19 2010
65 Croatia 0.19 2010
66 Cuba 0.16 2010
67 Georgia 0.16 2010
68 Moldova 0.15 2010
69 Lithuania 0.14 2010
70 Ukraine 0.12 2010
71 Finland 0.12 2010
72 Senegal 0.12 2010
73 New Caledonia 0.12 2010
74 India 0.12 2010
75 Uruguay 0.11 2010
76 Dominican Republic 0.11 2010
77 Romania 0.11 2010
78 New Zealand 0.11 2010
79 Panama 0.11 2010
80 Oman 0.11 2010
81 Estonia 0.10 2010
82 Togo 0.10 2010
83 Venezuela 0.10 2010
84 Saudi Arabia 0.10 2010
85 Lebanon 0.10 2010
86 Mexico 0.10 2010
87 Turkey 0.10 2010
88 Guinea-Bissau 0.09 2010
89 Benin 0.09 2010
90 Haiti 0.09 2010
91 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.09 2010
92 Palau 0.09 2010
93 Slovenia 0.09 2010
94 Kiribati 0.08 2010
95 El Salvador 0.08 2010
96 Djibouti 0.07 2010
97 Bulgaria 0.07 2010
98 Myanmar 0.07 2010
99 São Tomé and Principe 0.07 2010
100 Cambodia 0.06 2010
101 Libya 0.06 2010
102 Argentina 0.06 2010
103 Colombia 0.06 2010
104 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.06 2010
105 Ghana 0.06 2010
106 Iran 0.05 2010
107 Liberia 0.05 2010
108 Nigeria 0.04 2010
109 Côte d'Ivoire 0.04 2010
110 Brazil 0.04 2010
111 Comoros 0.04 2010
112 Morocco 0.03 2010
113 Guinea 0.03 2010
114 Yemen 0.03 2010
115 Iceland 0.03 2010
116 Samoa 0.03 2010
117 Mozambique 0.03 2010
118 Costa Rica 0.02 2010
119 Australia 0.02 2010
120 Canada 0.02 2010
121 Solomon Islands 0.02 2010
122 Mauritania 0.02 2010
123 Guatemala 0.02 2010
124 Timor-Leste 0.02 2010
125 Honduras 0.02 2010
126 Sierra Leone 0.02 2010
127 Nicaragua 0.02 2010
128 Pakistan 0.02 2010
129 Madagascar 0.02 2010
130 Gabon 0.02 2010
131 Peru 0.02 2010
132 Equatorial Guinea 0.01 2010
133 South Africa 0.01 2010
134 Vanuatu 0.01 2010
135 Eritrea 0.01 2010
136 Russia 0.01 2010
137 Algeria 0.01 2010
138 Chile 0.01 2010
139 Namibia 0.01 2010
140 Syrian Arab Republic 0.00 2010
141 Tanzania 0.00 2010
142 Angola 0.00 2010
143 Greenland 0.00 2010
144 Cameroon 0.00 2010
145 Kenya 0.00 2010
146 Somalia 0.00 2010
147 Papua New Guinea 0.00 2010
148 Sudan 0.00 2010
149 Congo 0.00 2010
150 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.00 2010
151 Jordan 0.00 2010
152 Switzerland 0.00 2010
152 Mali 0.00 2010
152 Malawi 0.00 2010
152 Swaziland 0.00 2010
152 Luxembourg 0.00 2010
152 Belarus 0.00 2010
152 Ethiopia 0.00 2010
152 Lao PDR 0.00 2010
152 San Marino 0.00 2010
152 Macedonia 0.00 2010
152 Tuvalu 0.00 2010

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Development Relevance: Scientists use the terms climate change and global warming to refer to the gradual increase in the Earth's surface temperature that has accelerated since the industrial revolution and especially over the past two decades. Most global warming has been caused by human activities that have changed the chemical composition of the atmosphere through a buildup of greenhouse gases - primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Rising global temperatures will cause sea level rise and alter local climate conditions, affecting forests, crop yields, and water supplies, and may affect human health, animals, and many types of ecosystems.

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: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual