Puerto Rico - Land area

Land area (sq. km)

The value for Land area (sq. km) in Puerto Rico was 8,870 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 54 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 8,870 in 2015 and a minimum value of 8,870 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 8,870
1962 8,870
1963 8,870
1964 8,870
1965 8,870
1966 8,870
1967 8,870
1968 8,870
1969 8,870
1970 8,870
1971 8,870
1972 8,870
1973 8,870
1974 8,870
1975 8,870
1976 8,870
1977 8,870
1978 8,870
1979 8,870
1980 8,870
1981 8,870
1982 8,870
1983 8,870
1984 8,870
1985 8,870
1986 8,870
1987 8,870
1988 8,870
1989 8,870
1990 8,870
1991 8,870
1992 8,870
1993 8,870
1994 8,870
1995 8,870
1996 8,870
1997 8,870
1998 8,870
1999 8,870
2000 8,870
2001 8,870
2002 8,870
2003 8,870
2004 8,870
2005 8,870
2006 8,870
2007 8,870
2008 8,870
2009 8,870
2010 8,870
2011 8,870
2012 8,870
2013 8,870
2014 8,870
2015 8,870

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 459.92
2000 459.92
2010 459.92

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 8,511
2000 8,511
2010 8,511

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use