Syrian Arab Republic - Land area (sq. km)

The value for Land area (sq. km) in Syrian Arab Republic was 183,630 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 183,780 in 2002 and a minimum value of 183,570 in 2004.

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 183,780
1962 183,780
1963 183,780
1964 183,780
1965 183,780
1966 183,780
1967 183,780
1968 183,780
1969 183,780
1970 183,780
1971 183,780
1972 183,780
1973 183,780
1974 183,780
1975 183,780
1976 183,780
1977 183,780
1978 183,780
1979 183,780
1980 183,780
1981 183,780
1982 183,780
1983 183,780
1984 183,780
1985 183,780
1986 183,780
1987 183,780
1988 183,780
1989 183,780
1990 183,780
1991 183,780
1992 183,780
1993 183,780
1994 183,780
1995 183,780
1996 183,780
1997 183,780
1998 183,780
1999 183,780
2000 183,780
2001 183,780
2002 183,780
2003 183,590
2004 183,570
2005 183,570
2006 183,630
2007 183,640
2008 183,640
2009 183,640
2010 183,630
2011 183,630
2012 183,630
2013 183,630
2014 183,630
2015 183,630
2016 183,630
2017 183,630

Development Relevance: Land area is particularly important for understanding an economy's agricultural capacity and the environmental effects of human activity. Innovations in satellite mapping and computer databases have resulted in more precise measurements of land and water areas. Population, land area, income, and output are basic measures of the size of an economy. They also provide a broad indication of actual and potential resources. Land area is therefore used as one of the major indicator to normalize other indicators.

Limitations and Exceptions: The data are collected by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations through annual questionnaires. The FAO tries to impose standard definitions and reporting methods, but complete consistency across countries and over time is not possible. The data collected from official national sources through the questionnaire are supplemented with information from official secondary data sources. The secondary sources cover official country data from websites of national ministries, national publications and related country data reported by various international organizations.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Total land area does not include inland water bodies such as major rivers and lakes. Variations from year to year may be due to updated or revised data rather than to change in area.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use