Which Country is Covered by Forest the Most?

Forest Land Area (As % of Country Land Area) (%), 2015 or latest
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Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2015, Suriname ranked the highest in forest land area as a share of country land area with 0.983% followed by Seychelles and Gabon. On the other end of the scale was Oman with < 0.001%, Egypt with < 0.001% and Libya with 0.001%.

Average forest land area as a share of country land area reached 0.311% in 2015 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.19 % more than in the previous year and 0.365 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average forest land area as a share of country land area reached an all time high of 0.317% in 1990 and an all time low of 0.301% in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to -0.080 % since 1990.

Data for more countries are available at Forest Land Area (As % of Country Land Area) indicator page.