Spain - Land area

Land area (sq. km)

The value for Land area (sq. km) in Spain was 500,210 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 54 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 500,210 in 2015 and a minimum value of 498,520 in 2001.

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 499,780
1962 499,780
1963 499,780
1964 499,780
1965 499,780
1966 499,780
1967 499,780
1968 499,780
1969 499,780
1970 499,780
1971 499,780
1972 499,780
1973 499,780
1974 499,750
1975 499,630
1976 499,570
1977 499,540
1978 499,530
1979 499,540
1980 499,470
1981 499,460
1982 499,460
1983 499,430
1984 499,440
1985 499,440
1986 499,440
1987 499,440
1988 499,440
1989 499,440
1990 499,440
1991 499,440
1992 499,440
1993 499,440
1994 499,440
1995 499,440
1996 499,440
1997 499,440
1998 499,440
1999 499,440
2000 499,000
2001 498,520
2002 499,040
2003 499,210
2004 499,180
2005 499,090
2006 498,980
2007 499,110
2008 498,800
2009 498,660
2010 500,010
2011 499,880
2012 500,210
2013 500,210
2014 500,210
2015 500,210

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 432,138
2000 432,138
2010 432,138

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 69,795
2000 69,795
2010 69,795

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use