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Land use / other

This page shows the value of the Land use / other information field for all countries in the Country Guide.

Notes on this field are available at the Information Field Notes page.

Afghanistan

39% (1993 est.)

Albania

21% (1993 est.)

Algeria

82% (1993 est.)

American Samoa

15% (1993 est.)

Andorra

16% (1998 est.)

Angola

32% (1993 est.)

Anguilla

100% (mostly rock with sparse scrub oak, few trees, some commercial salt ponds)

Antarctica

100% (ice 98%, barren rock 2%)

Antigua and Barbuda

62% (1993 est.)

Argentina

19% (1993 est.)

Armenia

41% (1993 est.)

Aruba

93% (1993 est.)

Ashmore and Cartier Islands

100% (all grass and sand)

Australia

21% (1993 est.)

Austria

20% (1996 est.)

Azerbaijan

41% (1993 est.)

Bahamas, The

67% (1993 est.)

Bahrain

92% (1993 est.)

Baker Island

100%

Bangladesh

5% (1993 est.)

Barbados

46% (1993 est.)

Bassas da India

100% (all rock)

Belarus

21% (1993 est.)

Belgium

34%

Belize

3% (1993 est.)

Benin

48% (1993 est.)

Bermuda

94% (55% developed, 39% rural/open space) (1997 est.)

Bhutan

26% (1993 est.)

Bolivia

21% (1993 est.)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

22% (1993 est.)

Botswana

6% (1993 est.)

Bouvet Island

100% (93% ice)

Brazil

14% (1993 est.)

British Indian Ocean Territory

NA%

British Virgin Islands

33% (1993 est.)

Brunei

12% (1993 est.)

Bulgaria

3% (1999 est.)

Burkina Faso

15% (1993 est.)

Burundi

8% (1993 est.)

Cambodia

10% (1993 est.)

Cameroon

3% (1993 est.)

Canada

38% (1993 est.)

Cape Verde

83% (1993 est.)

Cayman Islands

69% (1993 est.)

Central African Republic

17% (1993 est.)

Chad

35% (1993 est.)

Chile

55% (1993 est.)

China

33% (1993 est.)

Christmas Island

NA% (Note: mainly tropical rainforest of which 60%-70% is in a national park)

Clipperton Island

100% (all coral)

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

100% (1993 est.)

Colombia

8% (1993 est.)

Comoros

30% (1993 est.)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

13% (1993 est.)

Congo, Republic of the

9% (1993 est.)

Cook Islands

78% (1993 est.)

Coral Sea Islands

100% (mostly grass or scrub cover)

Costa Rica

12% (1993 est.)

Cote d'Ivoire

25% (1993 est.)

Croatia

19% (1993 est.)

Cuba

18% (1993 est.)

Cyprus

70% (1993 est.)

Czech Republic

12% (1993 est.)

Denmark

25% (1993 est.)

Djibouti

91% (1993 est.)

Dominica

8% (1993 est.)

Dominican Republic

15% (1993 est.)

Ecuador

15% (1993 est.)

Egypt

98% (1993 est.)

El Salvador

31% (1993 est.)

Equatorial Guinea

41% (1993 est.)

Eritrea

32% (1998 est.)

Estonia

20% (1996 est.)

Ethiopia

22% (1993 est.)

Europa Island

NA%

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

1% (1993 est.)

Faroe Islands

94% (1996)

Fiji

11% (1993 est.)

Finland

16% (1993 est.)

France

18% (1993 est.)

French Guiana

10% (1996 est.)

French Polynesia

57% (1993 est.)

French Southern and Antarctic Lands

100%

Gabon

3% (1993 est.)

Gambia, The

45% (1993 est.)

Gaza Strip

26% (1993 est.)

Georgia

28% (1993 est.)

Germany

20% (1993 est.)

Ghana

24% (1993 est.)

Gibraltar

100% (1993 est.)

Glorioso Islands

100% (all lush vegetation and coconut palms)

Greece

12% (1993 est.)

Greenland

99% (1993 est.)

Grenada

55% (1993 est.)

Guadeloupe

29% (1993 est.)

Guam

45% (1993 est.)

Guatemala

5% (1993 est.)

Guernsey

NA%

Guinea

17% (1993 est.)

Guinea-Bissau

12% (1993 est.)

Guyana

8% (1993 est.)

Haiti

44% (1993 est.)

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

100%

Holy See (Vatican City)

100% (urban area)

Honduras

14% (1993 est.)

Hong Kong

72% (1997 est.)

Howland Island

95%

Hungary

14% (1999)

Iceland

76% (1993 est.)

India

16% (1993 est.)

Indonesia

14% (1993 est.)

Iran

55% (1993 est.)

Iraq

79% (1993 est.)

Ireland

14% (1993 est.)

Israel

66% (1993 est.)

Italy

21% (1993 est.)

Jamaica

39% (1993 est.)

Jan Mayen

100%

Japan

19% (1993 est.)

Jarvis Island

100%

Jersey

34%

Johnston Atoll

100%

Jordan

85% (1993 est.)

Juan de Nova Island

10%

Kazakhstan

16% (1996 est.)

Kenya

25% (1993 est.)

Kingman Reef

100%

Kiribati

46% (1993 est.)

Korea, North

23% (1993 est.)

Korea, South

13% (1993 est.)

Kuwait

92% (1993 est.)

Kyrgyzstan

45% (1993 est.) (Note: Kyrgyzstan has the world's largest natural growth walnut forest)

Laos

40% (1993 est.)

Latvia

14% (1993 est.)

Lebanon

61% (1993 est.)

Lesotho

23% (1993 est.)

Liberia

19% (1993 est.)

Libya

91% (1993 est.)

Liechtenstein

25% (1993 est.)

Lithuania

15% (1993 est.)

Luxembourg

34%

Macau

98% (1998 est.)

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

10% (1993 est.)

Madagascar

14% (1993 est.)

Malawi

7% (1993 est.)

Malaysia

17% (1993 est.)

Maldives

84% (1993 est.)

Mali

67% (1993 est.)

Malta

59% (1993 est.)

Man, Isle of

39% (includes 25% mountain and heathland)

Marshall Islands

40%

Martinique

23% (1993 est.)

Mauritania

58% (1993 est.)

Mauritius

23% (1993 est.)

Mayotte

NA%

Mexico

22% (1993 est.)

Micronesia, Federated States of

NA%

Midway Islands

100%

Moldova

7% (1993 est.)

Monaco

100% (urban area)

Mongolia

10% (1993 est.)

Montserrat

30% (1993 est.)

Morocco

11% (1993 est.)

Mozambique

22% (1993 est.)

Myanmar

34% (1993 est.)

Namibia

31% (1993 est.)

Nauru

100% (1993 est.)

Navassa Island

90%

Nepal

26% (1993 est.)

Netherlands

39% (1996 est.)

Netherlands Antilles

90% (1993 est.)

New Caledonia

49% (1993 est.)

New Zealand

8% (1993 est.)

Nicaragua

17% (1993 est.)

Niger

88% (1993 est.)

Nigeria

8% (1993 est.)

Niue

50% (1993 est.)

Norfolk Island

75% (1993 est.)

Northern Mariana Islands

60%

Norway

70% (1993 est.)

Oman

95% (1993 est.)

Pakistan

61% (1993 est.)

Palau

NA%

Palmyra Atoll

0%

Panama

27% (1993 est.)

Papua New Guinea

6% (1993 est.)

Paracel Islands

100%

Paraguay

7% (1993 est.)

Peru

10% (1993 est.)

Philippines

19% (1993 est.)

Pitcairn Islands

NA%

Poland

10% (1993 est.)

Portugal

20% (1993 est.)

Puerto Rico

49% (1993 est.)

Qatar

94% (1993 est.)

Reunion

41% (1993 est.)

Romania

6% (1993 est.)

Russia

42% (1993 est.)

Rwanda

12% (1993 est.)

Saint Helena

82% (1993 est.)

Saint Kitts and Nevis

41% (1993 est.)

Saint Lucia

53% (1993 est.)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

83% (1993 est.)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

31% (1993 est.)

Samoa

10%

San Marino

83% (1993 est.)

Sao Tome and Principe

61% (1993 est.)

Saudi Arabia

41% (1993 est.)

Senegal

18% (1993 est.)

Serbia and Montenegro

NA%

Seychelles

74% (1993 est.)

Sierra Leone

33% (1993 est.)

Singapore

87% (1993 est.)

Slovakia

8% (1993 est.)

Slovenia

7% (1996 est.)

Solomon Islands

9% (1993 est.)

Somalia

3% (1993 est.)

South Africa

15% (1993 est.)

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

100% (largely covered by permanent ice and snow with some sparse vegetation consisting of grass, moss, and lichen)

Spain

8% (1993 est.)

Spratly Islands

100%

Sri Lanka

32% (1993 est.)

Sudan

30% (1993 est.)

Suriname

4% (1993 est.)

Svalbard

100% (no trees and the only bushes are crowberry and cloudberry)

Swaziland

20% (1993 est.)

Sweden

24% (1993 est.)

Switzerland

28% (1993 est.)

Syria

22% (1993 est.)

Taiwan

15%

Tajikistan

65% (1993 est.)

Tanzania

18% (1993 est.)

Thailand

32% (1993 est.)

Togo

34% (1993 est.)

Tokelau

100% (1993 est.)

Tonga

16% (1993 est.)

Trinidad and Tobago

28% (1993 est.)

Tromelin Island

100% (scattered bushes)

Tunisia

44% (1993 est.)

Turkey

22% (1993 est.)

Turkmenistan

26% (1993 est.)

Turks and Caicos Islands

98% (1993 est.)

Tuvalu

100% (1993 est.)

Uganda

29% (1993 est.)

Ukraine

9% (1993 est.)

United Arab Emirates

98% (1993 est.)

United Kingdom

19% (1993 est.)

United States

26% (1993 est.)

Uruguay

10% (1997 est.)

Uzbekistan

41% (1993 est.)

Vanuatu

11% (1993 est.)

Venezuela

41% (1993 est.)

Vietnam

48% (1993 est.)

Virgin Islands

47% (1993 est.)

Wake Island

100%

Wallis and Futuna

75% (1993 est.)

West Bank

40%

Western Sahara

81%

World

31% (1993 est.)

Yemen

63% (1993 est.)

Zambia

14% (1993 est.)

Zimbabwe

57% (1993 est.)
 

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