United Kingdom - Land area

Land area (sq. km)

The value for Land area (sq. km) in United Kingdom was 241,930 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 54 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 241,930 in 2015 and a minimum value of 241,930 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 241,930
1962 241,930
1963 241,930
1964 241,930
1965 241,930
1966 241,930
1967 241,930
1968 241,930
1969 241,930
1970 241,930
1971 241,930
1972 241,930
1973 241,930
1974 241,930
1975 241,930
1976 241,930
1977 241,930
1978 241,930
1979 241,930
1980 241,930
1981 241,930
1982 241,930
1983 241,930
1984 241,930
1985 241,930
1986 241,930
1987 241,930
1988 241,930
1989 241,930
1990 241,930
1991 241,930
1992 241,930
1993 241,930
1994 241,930
1995 241,930
1996 241,930
1997 241,930
1998 241,930
1999 241,930
2000 241,930
2001 241,930
2002 241,930
2003 241,930
2004 241,930
2005 241,930
2006 241,930
2007 241,930
2008 241,930
2009 241,930
2010 241,930
2011 241,930
2012 241,930
2013 241,930
2014 241,930
2015 241,930

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 183,649
2000 183,649
2010 183,649

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 58,699
2000 58,699
2010 58,699

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use