Arable Land Area

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 that is temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Although constrained by land mass and topology, the amount of arable land, both regionally and globally, fluctuates as a result of human and climatic factors such as irrigation, deforestation, desertification, terracing, landfill, and urban sprawl. The most productive portion of arable land is that from sediments left by rivers and the sea in geological times. In modern times, rivers do not generally flood as often in areas employing flood control. In 2008, the world's total arable land amounted to 13,805,153 km², whereas 48,836,976 km² was classified as "agricultural land".

World Bank
Country Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Albania'000 sq km 6.106.096.266.22
Algeria'000 sq km 74.974.975.075.1
Argentina'000 sq km 351338372380
Armenia'000 sq km 4.494.494.494.30
Australia'000 sq km 440471426477
Austria'000 sq km 13.713.713.713.6
Azerbaijan'000 sq km 18.618.718.818.9
Belarus'000 sq km 55.255.455.455.3
Belgium'000 sq km 8.458.408.368.26
Bosnia and Herzegovina'000 sq km 10.19.9710.010.1
Brazil'000 sq km