Urban land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area) - Country Ranking

Definition: Urban land area below 5m is the percentage of total land where the urban land elevation is 5 meters or less.

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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Netherlands 22.65 2010
2 Monaco 22.16 2010
3 Bahrain 21.30 2010
4 Macao SAR, China 17.69 2010
5 Cayman Islands 8.55 2010
6 Antigua and Barbuda 5.75 2010
7 Hong Kong SAR, China 5.59 2010
8 Belgium 4.92 2010
9 Puerto Rico 4.83 2010
10 Singapore 4.45 2010
11 Denmark 2.86 2010
12 Japan 2.50 2010
13 Seychelles 2.20 2010
14 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.74 2010
15 Tonga 1.56 2010
16 United Arab Emirates 1.51 2010
17 Kuwait 1.39 2010
18 Malta 1.30 2010
19 Italy 1.29 2010
20 United Kingdom 1.20 2010
21 Jamaica 1.19 2010
22 Nauru 0.97 2010
23 The Bahamas 0.96 2010
24 Trinidad and Tobago 0.93 2010
25 Germany 0.91 2010
26 Cyprus 0.88 2010
27 Thailand 0.84 2010
28 St. Lucia 0.82 2010
29 Vietnam 0.80 2010
30 Greece 0.78 2010
31 The Gambia 0.70 2010
32 Qatar 0.68 2010
33 Bangladesh 0.65 2010
34 Korea 0.64 2010
35 Fiji 0.63 2010
36 Latvia 0.60 2010
37 France 0.60 2010
38 Portugal 0.59 2010
39 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.55 2010
40 Tunisia 0.54 2010
41 Grenada 0.48 2010
42 Barbados 0.47 2010
43 Sri Lanka 0.41 2010
44 Belize 0.40 2010
45 Spain 0.40 2010
46 Ireland 0.38 2010
47 Sweden 0.33 2010
48 Dominica 0.32 2010
49 Iraq 0.31 2010
50 Israel 0.30 2010
51 Albania 0.30 2010
52 Malaysia 0.30 2010
53 Egypt 0.29 2010
54 Cabo Verde 0.28 2010
55 Norway 0.26 2010
56 Brunei 0.26 2010
57 China 0.26 2010
58 Philippines 0.25 2010
59 Mauritius 0.24 2010
60 Poland 0.23 2010
61 Ecuador 0.23 2010
62 Indonesia 0.22 2010
63 Suriname 0.22 2010
64 Guyana 0.19 2010
65 United States 0.19 2010
66 Croatia 0.19 2010
67 Cuba 0.16 2010
68 Georgia 0.16 2010
69 Moldova 0.15 2010
70 Lithuania 0.14 2010
71 Ukraine 0.12 2010
72 Finland 0.12 2010
73 Senegal 0.12 2010
74 New Caledonia 0.12 2010
75 India 0.12 2010
76 Uruguay 0.11 2010
77 Dominican Republic 0.11 2010
78 Romania 0.11 2010
79 New Zealand 0.11 2010
80 Panama 0.11 2010
81 Oman 0.11 2010
82 Estonia 0.10 2010
83 Togo 0.10 2010
84 Venezuela 0.10 2010
85 Saudi Arabia 0.10 2010
86 Lebanon 0.10 2010
87 Mexico 0.10 2010
88 Turkey 0.10 2010
89 Guinea-Bissau 0.09 2010
90 Benin 0.09 2010
91 Haiti 0.09 2010
92 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 0.09 2010
93 Palau 0.09 2010
94 Slovenia 0.09 2010
95 Kiribati 0.08 2010
96 El Salvador 0.08 2010
97 Djibouti 0.07 2010
98 Bulgaria 0.07 2010
99 Myanmar 0.07 2010
100 São Tomé and Principe 0.07 2010
101 Cambodia 0.06 2010
102 Libya 0.06 2010
103 Argentina 0.06 2010
104 Colombia 0.06 2010
105 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.06 2010
106 Ghana 0.06 2010
107 Iran 0.05 2010
108 Liberia 0.05 2010
109 Nigeria 0.04 2010
110 Côte d'Ivoire 0.04 2010
111 Brazil 0.04 2010
112 Comoros 0.04 2010
113 Morocco 0.03 2010
114 Guinea 0.03 2010
115 Yemen 0.03 2010
116 Iceland 0.03 2010
117 Samoa 0.03 2010
118 Mozambique 0.03 2010
119 Costa Rica 0.02 2010
120 Australia 0.02 2010
121 Canada 0.02 2010
122 Solomon Islands 0.02 2010
123 Mauritania 0.02 2010
124 Guatemala 0.02 2010
125 Timor-Leste 0.02 2010
126 Honduras 0.02 2010
127 Sierra Leone 0.02 2010
128 Nicaragua 0.02 2010
129 Pakistan 0.02 2010
130 Madagascar 0.02 2010
131 Gabon 0.02 2010
132 Peru 0.02 2010
133 Equatorial Guinea 0.01 2010
134 South Africa 0.01 2010
135 Vanuatu 0.01 2010
136 Eritrea 0.01 2010
137 Russia 0.01 2010
138 Algeria 0.01 2010
139 Chile 0.01 2010
140 Namibia 0.01 2010
141 Syrian Arab Republic 0.00 2010
142 Tanzania 0.00 2010
143 Angola 0.00 2010
144 Greenland 0.00 2010
145 Cameroon 0.00 2010
146 Kenya 0.00 2010
147 Somalia 0.00 2010
148 Papua New Guinea 0.00 2010
149 Sudan 0.00 2010
150 Congo 0.00 2010
151 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.00 2010
152 Jordan 0.00 2010
153 Ethiopia 0.00 2010
153 Belarus 0.00 2010
153 Lao PDR 0.00 2010
153 Luxembourg 0.00 2010
153 San Marino 0.00 2010
153 Mali 0.00 2010
153 Switzerland 0.00 2010
153 Swaziland 0.00 2010
153 Macedonia 0.00 2010
153 Malawi 0.00 2010
153 Tuvalu 0.00 2010

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Development Relevance: Scientists use the terms climate change and global warming to refer to the gradual increase in the Earth's surface temperature that has accelerated since the industrial revolution and especially over the past two decades. Most global warming has been caused by human activities that have changed the chemical composition of the atmosphere through a buildup of greenhouse gases - primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Rising global temperatures will cause sea level rise and alter local climate conditions, affecting forests, crop yields, and water supplies, and may affect human health, animals, and many types of ecosystems.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Elevation data used to generate the low elevation coastal zones come from the SRTM3 Enhanced Global Map developed by ISCIENCES. The ISCIENCES digital elevation model was created using NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data processed to 3 arc-seconds (SRTM3).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual