Tanzania - Land area

Land area (sq. km)

The value for Land area (sq. km) in Tanzania was 885,800 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 54 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 885,800 in 2015 and a minimum value of 885,800 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 885,800
1962 885,800
1963 885,800
1964 885,800
1965 885,800
1966 885,800
1967 885,800
1968 885,800
1969 885,800
1970 885,800
1971 885,800
1972 885,800
1973 885,800
1974 885,800
1975 885,800
1976 885,800
1977 885,800
1978 885,800
1979 885,800
1980 885,800
1981 885,800
1982 885,800
1983 885,800
1984 885,800
1985 885,800
1986 885,800
1987 885,800
1988 885,800
1989 885,800
1990 885,800
1991 885,800
1992 885,800
1993 885,800
1994 885,800
1995 885,800
1996 885,800
1997 885,800
1998 885,800
1999 885,800
2000 885,800
2001 885,800
2002 885,800
2003 885,800
2004 885,800
2005 885,800
2006 885,800
2007 885,800
2008 885,800
2009 885,800
2010 885,800
2011 885,800
2012 885,800
2013 885,800
2014 885,800
2015 885,800

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 886,550
2000 886,550
2010 886,550

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 3,406
2000 3,406
2010 3,406

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use