Forest Land Area

Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 metres in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens. Forests can be found in all regions capable of sustaining tree growth, at altitudes up to the tree line, except where the frequency of natural fires or other disturbances is too high, or where the environment has been altered by human activity. The latitudes 10° north and south of the Equator are mostly covered in tropical rainforest, and the latitudes between 53°N and 67°N have boreal forest. As a general rule, forests dominated by angiosperms (broadleaf forests) are more species-rich than those dominated by gymnosperms (conifer, montane, or needleleaf forests), although exceptions exist.

World Bank, Helgi Analytics estimates
Country Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Albania'000 sq km 7.787.777.76
Algeria'000 sq km 15.115.014.9
Argentina'000 sq km 299296294
Armenia'000 sq km 2.702.662.62
Australia'000 sq km 1,5111,5021,493
Austria'000 sq km 38.838.838.9
Azerbaijan'000 sq km 9.369.369.36
Belarus'000 sq km 85.585.986.3
Belgium'000 sq km 6.766.776.78
Bosnia and Herzegovina'000 sq km 21.921.921.9
Brazil'000 sq km 5,2395,2175,195
Bulgaria'000 sq km 38.238.739.3
Canada'000 sq km 3,1013,1013,101
Chile'000 sq km 162162162
China'000 sq km 2,0132,0412,069
Colombia'000 sq km 607606605
Croatia'000 sq km