Jamaica - Land area

Land area (sq. km)

The value for Land area (sq. km) in Jamaica was 10,830 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 54 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 10,830 in 2015 and a minimum value of 10,830 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 10,830
1962 10,830
1963 10,830
1964 10,830
1965 10,830
1966 10,830
1967 10,830
1968 10,830
1969 10,830
1970 10,830
1971 10,830
1972 10,830
1973 10,830
1974 10,830
1975 10,830
1976 10,830
1977 10,830
1978 10,830
1979 10,830
1980 10,830
1981 10,830
1982 10,830
1983 10,830
1984 10,830
1985 10,830
1986 10,830
1987 10,830
1988 10,830
1989 10,830
1990 10,830
1991 10,830
1992 10,830
1993 10,830
1994 10,830
1995 10,830
1996 10,830
1997 10,830
1998 10,830
1999 10,830
2000 10,830
2001 10,830
2002 10,830
2003 10,830
2004 10,830
2005 10,830
2006 10,830
2007 10,830
2008 10,830
2009 10,830
2010 10,830
2011 10,830
2012 10,830
2013 10,830
2014 10,830
2015 10,830

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 8,015
2000 8,015
2010 8,015

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 3,001
2000 3,001
2010 3,001

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use