European Union - Land area

Land area (sq. km)

The value for Land area (sq. km) in European Union was 4,238,213 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 4,241,913 in 2000 and a minimum value of 4,209,512 in 1989.

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 4,210,992
1962 4,210,972
1963 4,210,982
1964 4,210,982
1965 4,210,972
1966 4,210,962
1967 4,210,952
1968 4,210,942
1969 4,210,942
1970 4,210,932
1971 4,210,922
1972 4,210,922
1973 4,210,922
1974 4,210,892
1975 4,210,772
1976 4,210,692
1977 4,210,672
1978 4,210,672
1979 4,210,642
1980 4,210,562
1981 4,210,542
1982 4,210,532
1983 4,210,492
1984 4,210,502
1985 4,210,502
1986 4,210,502
1987 4,210,512
1988 4,210,502
1989 4,209,512
1990 4,209,512
1991 4,209,622
1992 4,209,662
1993 4,209,642
1994 4,209,682
1995 4,209,652
1996 4,209,742
1997 4,209,652
1998 4,209,612
1999 4,209,582
2000 4,241,913
2001 4,241,383
2002 4,240,193
2003 4,240,653
2004 4,240,443
2005 4,240,153
2006 4,239,493
2007 4,239,441
2008 4,238,886
2009 4,239,800
2010 4,241,144
2011 4,241,000
2012 4,237,673
2013 4,237,981
2014 4,237,941
2015 4,237,947
2016 4,238,213
2017 4,238,213

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.e

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Year Value
1990 3,433,974
2000 3,433,974
2010 3,433,974

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.e

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Year Value
1990 547,912
2000 547,912
2010 547,912

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use