Saudi Arabia - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Saudi Arabia was 1,733,550 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,737,980 in 2003 and a minimum value of 861,700 in 1961.

Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1961 861,700
1962 861,900
1963 862,120
1964 862,410
1965 862,620
1966 862,840
1967 863,040
1968 863,400
1969 863,750
1970 864,200
1971 864,670
1972 865,170
1973 865,700
1974 866,400
1975 866,840
1976 867,500
1977 868,040
1978 868,560
1979 869,090
1980 869,620
1981 870,130
1982 870,680
1983 872,700
1984 924,230
1985 976,250
1986 1,027,800
1987 1,079,800
1988 1,131,300
1989 1,182,900
1990 1,234,810
1991 1,236,720
1992 1,237,460
1993 1,737,850
1994 1,737,850
1995 1,737,850
1996 1,735,000
1997 1,737,850
1998 1,737,850
1999 1,737,850
2000 1,737,850
2001 1,737,910
2002 1,737,930
2003 1,737,980
2004 1,737,090
2005 1,737,170
2006 1,736,740
2007 1,736,750
2008 1,735,720
2009 1,734,350
2010 1,733,550
2011 1,733,550

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Saudi Arabia was 80.64 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 50 years was 80.85 in 2003, while its lowest value was 40.08 in 1961.

Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1961 40.08
1962 40.09
1963 40.10
1964 40.12
1965 40.13
1966 40.14
1967 40.15
1968 40.16
1969 40.18
1970 40.20
1971 40.22
1972 40.25
1973 40.27
1974 40.30
1975 40.32
1976 40.35
1977 40.38
1978 40.40
1979 40.43
1980 40.45
1981 40.48
1982 40.50
1983 40.60
1984 42.99
1985 45.41
1986 47.81
1987 50.23
1988 52.63
1989 55.03
1990 57.44
1991 57.53
1992 57.56
1993 80.84
1994 80.84
1995 80.84
1996 80.71
1997 80.84
1998 80.84
1999 80.84
2000 80.84
2001 80.84
2002 80.85
2003 80.85
2004 80.81
2005 80.81
2006 80.79
2007 80.79
2008 80.74
2009 80.68
2010 80.64
2011 80.64

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use