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Title
Title:
Land Area
SubTitle:
Subregional level
Filename:  
sreg_land_area
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
Time series on land use, irrigation, and population are provided for countries, geographic regions, and the world. Land use data include total area, land area (which excludes inland water bodies), arable land, land under permanent crops, permanent meadows and pasture, forests and woodlands, and other land. Data on irrigation relate to areas purposely provided with water, including land irrigated by controlled flooding. Population data include present-in-area (de facto) population, agricultural population, and economically active population, both total and agricultural. Agricultural production statistics are maintained from 1961. The time reference for statistics on crop area and production is based on the calendar year in which the entire harvest or the bulk of it took place. Livestock numbers are grouped in 12-month periods ending 30 September for the years stated in the statistical tables. With a few exceptions, livestock product accounts are based on the calendar year. For tractors and other agricultural machinery, data refer to the number in use at the end of the year stated or during the first quarter of the following year. The FAO index numbers of agricultural production are based on calendar-year data.
Purpose:
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) provides annual statistics, on a world-wide basis, on all important aspects of crop and livestock production. Coverage is provided on land use, irrigation, human population, index numbers of agricultural production, major crops, livestock numbers, livestock products, food supply, and means of production for individual countries, continents, and the world.
Units:
Thousand Hectares
GEO Theme:
Land
GEO Data Category:   
Boundaries
Type:
Data downloads
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Annually
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
General (other)
Free Keywords:
Land area, agriculture, boundaries, subregional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
http://apps.fao.org
File Format:
Excel spreadsheet
 
 
 
Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
-----
Resolution:
Subregion
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1961-1999
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2002
Data Source:
FAOSTAT
Data Provider:
FAO
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020108
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
-----
 
 
Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
-----
Data Resol.:
-----
Data Format:
-----
 
 
 
Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Sum
Weight factor:
-----
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
National and aggregations
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
National and aggregations
Former Czechoslovakia:
National and aggregations
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
Preľ1991 relative shares of the 15 republics of the former USSR calculated based on data available after 1991. Preľ1992 relative shares of the Czech Republic and Slovakia of the former Czechoslovakia calculated based on data available after 1992. Preľ1991 relative shares of the 6 republics of the former Yugoslav SFR calculated based on data available after 1991.
 
General comments
Country notes:
Data for Ethiopia and Eritrea before 1993 are those of Ethiopia PDR. Data for China include those for Taiwan and Hong-Kong. Data for Anguilla are included with those of Saint Kitts and Nevis Data for Saint Helena include those for Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Most data for East Timor recent years are included in those of Indonesia.
Definitions:
Land Area: total area excluding area under inland water bodies. The definition of inland water bodies generally includes major rivers and lakes.
Comments:
Copyright c 2002 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).