Syrian Arab Republic - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Syrian Arab Republic was 139,210 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 54 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 150,410 in 1963 and a minimum value of 134,210 in 1968.

Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

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Year Value
1961 149,410
1962 149,700
1963 150,410
1964 148,540
1965 142,990
1966 136,300
1967 136,300
1968 134,210
1969 134,450
1970 134,590
1971 134,580
1972 141,610
1973 144,780
1974 145,170
1975 141,070
1976 142,130
1977 140,400
1978 140,090
1979 139,600
1980 140,620
1981 141,150
1982 141,130
1983 139,910
1984 139,730
1985 139,510
1986 139,200
1987 139,070
1988 137,330
1989 134,920
1990 134,950
1991 135,120
1992 136,130
1993 136,420
1994 137,860
1995 137,890
1996 137,900
1997 138,040
1998 137,540
1999 137,670
2000 137,110
2001 137,230
2002 137,590
2003 138,130
2004 139,050
2005 138,280
2006 138,770
2007 138,970
2008 138,980
2009 139,080
2010 139,080
2011 139,150
2012 139,210
2013 139,210
2014 139,210
2015 139,210

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Syrian Arab Republic was 75.81 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 54 years was 81.84 in 1963, while its lowest value was 73.03 in 1968.

Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1961 81.30
1962 81.46
1963 81.84
1964 80.82
1965 77.80
1966 74.16
1967 74.16
1968 73.03
1969 73.16
1970 73.23
1971 73.23
1972 77.05
1973 78.78
1974 78.99
1975 76.76
1976 77.34
1977 76.40
1978 76.23
1979 75.96
1980 76.52
1981 76.80
1982 76.79
1983 76.13
1984 76.03
1985 75.91
1986 75.74
1987 75.67
1988 74.73
1989 73.41
1990 73.43
1991 73.52
1992 74.07
1993 74.23
1994 75.01
1995 75.03
1996 75.04
1997 75.11
1998 74.84
1999 74.91
2000 74.61
2001 74.67
2002 74.87
2003 75.24
2004 75.75
2005 75.33
2006 75.57
2007 75.68
2008 75.68
2009 75.74
2010 75.74
2011 75.78
2012 75.81
2013 75.81
2014 75.81
2015 75.81

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use