Germany - Land area

Land area (sq. km)

The value for Land area (sq. km) in Germany was 349,360 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 57 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 349,360 in 2018 and a minimum value of 348,540 in 2012.

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 349,130
1962 349,130
1963 349,130
1964 349,130
1965 349,130
1966 349,130
1967 349,130
1968 349,130
1969 349,130
1970 349,130
1971 349,130
1972 349,130
1973 349,130
1974 349,130
1975 349,130
1976 349,130
1977 349,130
1978 349,130
1979 349,130
1980 349,130
1981 349,130
1982 349,130
1983 349,130
1984 349,130
1985 349,130
1986 349,130
1987 349,130
1988 349,130
1989 349,130
1990 349,130
1991 349,130
1992 349,130
1993 349,120
1994 349,110
1995 349,100
1996 349,090
1997 349,050
1998 349,020
1999 348,980
2000 348,950
2001 348,900
2002 348,860
2003 348,810
2004 348,770
2005 348,760
2006 348,720
2007 348,670
2008 348,630
2009 348,610
2010 348,570
2011 348,560
2012 348,540
2013 348,880
2014 348,900
2015 348,859
2016 349,360
2017 349,360
2018 349,360

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 291,859
2000 291,859
2010 291,859

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 62,374
2000 62,374
2010 62,374

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use