Forest area (% of land area)
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.
Description: The map below shows how Forest area (% of land area) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Suriname, with a value of 94.58. The country with the lowest value in the world is Monaco, with a value of 0.00.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.