Tunisia - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Tunisia was 100,720 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 100,720 in 2011 and a minimum value of 84,920 in 1988.

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.

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Year Value
1961 86,480
1962 86,270
1963 86,060
1964 86,690
1965 86,480
1966 86,270
1967 86,060
1968 85,850
1969 87,160
1970 88,820
1971 88,680
1972 89,470
1973 90,160
1974 90,450
1975 90,940
1976 91,430
1977 91,690
1978 90,340
1979 89,510
1980 87,000
1981 87,500
1982 88,160
1983 88,990
1984 88,980
1985 88,220
1986 87,060
1987 86,960
1988 84,920
1989 86,700
1990 86,440
1991 92,100
1992 93,550
1993 94,220
1994 92,830
1995 93,480
1996 93,240
1997 93,470
1998 94,200
1999 95,260
2000 95,510
2001 94,990
2002 97,630
2003 97,840
2004 98,300
2005 98,240
2006 98,060
2007 98,050
2008 98,810
2009 97,890
2010 100,380
2011 100,720

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Tunisia was 64.83 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 50 years was 64.83 in 2011, while its lowest value was 54.66 in 1988.

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 55.66
1962 55.53
1963 55.39
1964 55.80
1965 55.66
1966 55.53
1967 55.39
1968 55.26
1969 56.10
1970 57.17
1971 57.08
1972 57.59
1973 58.03
1974 58.22
1975 58.54
1976 58.85
1977 59.02
1978 58.15
1979 57.61
1980 56.00
1981 56.32
1982 56.75
1983 57.28
1984 57.27
1985 56.78
1986 56.04
1987 55.97
1988 54.66
1989 55.81
1990 55.64
1991 59.28
1992 60.21
1993 60.65
1994 59.75
1995 60.17
1996 60.02
1997 60.16
1998 60.63
1999 61.32
2000 61.48
2001 61.14
2002 62.84
2003 62.98
2004 63.27
2005 63.23
2006 63.12
2007 63.11
2008 63.60
2009 63.01
2010 64.61
2011 64.83

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use