Forest Area (% of Land Area)
Data Provider: World Bank, World Development Indicators
Data Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site
Data Name: Forest Area (% of land area)
Data Year: The latest data displayed are for 2012 and was accessed from the World Bank on 10 October 2014
Data Periodicity: The data are updated annually
Data Definition: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters 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.
Data Methodology: Read more on the specific methodology for this data here at the World Bank