Target 9. Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources
Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
39. The land area of Finland is still slightly increasing due to the postglacial crustal uplift. On the other hand, the construction of artificial lakes for generating hydro power has decreased the land area during the past 50 years. The land area of Finland is thus not constant. Furthermore, a significant error was discovered in the land area statistics on 1.1.2000,maintained by the National Land Survey of Finland. This erroneous area (30 459, 1000 ha) is also in the records by FAOSTAT. These are the reasons that the official land area by the National Land Survey of Finland on 1.1. 2004 (30 447.4, 1000 ha) is used instead of that by FAOSTAT.
C - Country Data. The figure is the one produced and disseminated by the country (including data adjusted BY THE COUNTRY to meet international standards)
Source: United Nations Statistics Division - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 15, 2007