Extent of forest and other wooded land 2005
Country/area Land area Inland water Total area
Forest Other wooded land Other land
Total with tree cover
1000 ha % of land area 1000 ha 1000 ha 1000 ha 1000 ha 1000 ha
Angola 59,104 47.4 - 65,566 - 0 124,670
Botswana 11,943 21.1 34,791 9,939 - 1,500 58,173
British Indian Ocean Territory 3 32.5 0 5 - 0 8
Comoros 5 2.9 - 180 - n.s. 186
Kenya 3,522 6.2 34,920 18,472 10,320 1,123 58,037
Lesotho 8 0.3 31 2,996 - - 3,035
Madagascar 12,838 22.1 17,054 28,262 - 550 58,704
Malawi 3,402 36.2 - 6,006 7 2,440 11,848
Mauritius 37 18.2 15 151 - 1 204
Mayotte 5 14.7 - 32 - 0 37
Mozambique 19,262 24.6 40,919 18,228 - 1,750 80,159
Namibia 7,661 9.3 8,473 66,195 - 100 82,429
Réunion 84 33.6 55 111 18 1 251
Seychelles 40 88.9 - 5 - 0 45
South Africa 9,203 7.6 21,409 90,835 - 462 121,909
Swaziland 541 31.5 289 890 - 16 1,736
Uganda 3,627 18.4 1,150 14,933 - 4,394 24,104
United Republic of Tanzania 35,257 39.9 4,756 48,346 - 6,150 94,509
Zambia 42,452 57.1 3,161 28,726 - 922 75,261
Zimbabwe 17,540 45.3 - 21,145 - 390 39,075
Eastern and Southern Africa 226,534 27.8 167,023 421,024 10,345 19,799 834,380
Algeria 2,277 1.0 1,595 234,302 - - 238,174
Burkina Faso 6,794 29.0 7,427 9,178 - 4,000 27,400
Chad 11,921 9.5 9,152 104,847 - 2,480 128,400
Djibouti 6 0.2 220 2,092 - 2 2,320
Egypt 67 0.1 20 99,458 - 600 100,145
Eritrea 1,554 15.4 7,257 1,289 - 1,660 11,760
Ethiopia 13,000 11.9 44,650 51,981 - 799 110,430
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 217 0.1 330 175,407 - 0 175,954
Mali 12,572 10.3 16,532 92,916 - 2,000 124,019
Mauritania 267 0.3 3,110 99,145 - 30 102,552
Morocco 4,364 9.8 406 39,860 - 25 44,655
Niger 1,266 1.0 3,740 121,664 8,000 30 126,700
Somalia 7,131 11.4 - 55,603 - 1,032 63,766
Sudan 67,546 28.4 - 170,054 - 12,981 250,581
Tunisia 1,056 6.8 170 14,310 2,207 825 16,361
Western Sahara 1,011 3.8 - 25,589 - - 26,600
Northern Africa 131,048 8.6 94,609 1,297,696 10,207 26,464 1,549,817
Benin 2,351 21.3 3,959 4,752 - 200 11,262
Burundi 152 5.9 722 1,694 - 215 2,783
Cameroon 21,245 45.6 14,758 10,537 - 1,004 47,544
Cape Verde 84 20.7 - 319 - 0 403
Central African Republic 22,755 36.5 10,122 29,421 - - 62,298
Congo 22,471 65.8 10,547 1,132 - 50 34,200
Côte d'Ivoire 10,405 32.7 2,626 18,769 379 446 32,246
Democratic Republic of the Congo 133,610 58.9 83,277 9,819 - 7,781 234,486
Equatorial Guinea 1,632 58.2 31 1,142 - 0 2,805
Gabon 21,775 84.5 - 3,992 - 1,000 26,767
Gambia 471 41.7 125 534 - 0 1,130
Ghana 5,517 24.2 0 17,237 - 1,100 23,854
Guinea 6,724 27.4 5,850 11,998 - 14 24,586
Guinea-Bissau 2,072 73.7 236 505 - 800 3,612
Liberia 3,154 32.7 0 6,478 179 1,505 11,137
Nigeria 11,089 12.2 5,495 74,493 220 1,300 92,377
Rwanda 480 19.5 61 1,926 - 167 2,634
Saint Helena 2 6.5 0 29 - 0 31
Sao Tome and Principe 27 28.4 29 40 10 0 96
Senegal 8,673 45.0 5,001 5,579 - 419 19,672
Sierra Leone 2,754 38.5 384 4,024 - 12 7,174
Togo 386 7.1 1,246 3,807 - 240 5,679
Western and Central Africa 277,829 44.1 144,468 208,227 788 16,253 646,776
Africa 635,412 21.4 406,100 1,926,946 21,339 62,516 3,030,974
China 197,290 21.2 87,615 647,837 0 27,063 959,805
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 6,187 51.4 - 5,854 - 13 12,054
Japan 24,868 68.2 - 11,582 - 1,330 37,780
Mongolia 10,252 6.5 2,388 144,010 - 0 156,650
Republic of Korea 6,265 63.5 - 3,608 - 53 9,926
East Asia 244,862 21.3 90,003 812,891 0 28,459 1,176,215
Bangladesh 871 6.7 58 12,087 343 1,383 14,400
Bhutan 3,195 68.0 611 894 - 0 4,700
Brunei Darussalam 278 52.8 160 89 - 50 577
Cambodia 10,447 59.2 270 6,935 - 452 18,104
India 67,701 22.8 4,110 225,508 815 31,407 328,726
Indonesia 88,495 48.8 - 92,662 9,648 9,300 190,457
Lao People's Democratic Republic 16,142 69.9 4,643 2,295 - 600 23,680
Malaysia 20,890 63.6 - 11,965 - 120 32,975
Maldives 1 3.0 0 29 - 0 30
Myanmar 32,222 49.0 10,834 22,699 - 1,903 67,658
Nepal 3,636 25.4 1,897 8,767 - 418 14,718
Pakistan 1,902 2.5 1,389 73,797 - 2,522 79,610
Philippines 7,162 24.0 3,611 19,044 - 183 30,000
Singapore 2 3.4 0 65 0 1 68
Sri Lanka 1,933 29.9 0 4,530 - 98 6,561
Thailand 14,520 28.4 - 36,569 - 223 51,312
Timor-Leste 798 53.7 - 689 - - 1,487
Viet Nam 12,931 39.7 2,259 17,359 - 620 33,169
South and South-east Asia 283,127 33.4 29,842 535,983 10,806 49,280 898,232
Afghanistan 867 1.3 - 64,342 - 0 65,209
Armenia 283 10.0 45 2,492 7 160 2,980
Azerbaijan 936 11.3 54 7,270 - 400 8,660
Bahrain n.s. 0.6 0 71 - 0 71
Cyprus 174 18.9 214 536 26 1 925
Georgia 2,760 39.7 50 4,139 - 21 6,970
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 11,075 6.8 5,340 147,205 83 1,200 164,820
Iraq 822 1.9 927 41,988 70 95 43,832
Israel 171 8.3 85 1,806 - 44 2,106
Jordan 83 0.9 52 8,758 222 28 8,921
Kazakhstan 3,337 1.2 15,622 251,011 3 2,520 272,490
Kuwait 6 0.3 0 1,776 - 0 1,782
Kyrgyzstan 869 4.5 313 17,998 - 810 19,990
Lebanon 136 13.3 106 780 114 17 1,040
Occupied Palestinian Territory 9 1.5 - 593 - 19 621
Oman 2 n.s. 1,303 19,941 50 0 21,246
Qatar n.s. n.s. n.s. 1,100 - 0 1,100
Saudi Arabia 2,728 1.3 34,155 178,086 0 0 214,969
Syrian Arab Republic 461 2.5 35 17,882 231 140 18,518
Tajikistan 410 2.9 142 13,444 102 259 14,255
Turkey 10,175 13.2 10,689 56,099 - 519 77,482
Turkmenistan 4,127 8.8 0 42,866 - 1,817 48,810
United Arab Emirates 312 3.7 4 8,044 195 0 8,360
Uzbekistan 3,295 8.0 904 37,225 - 3,316 44,740
Yemen 549 1.0 1,406 50,842 42 0 52,797
Western and Central Asia 43,588 4.0 71,446 976,294 1,145 11,366 1,102,694
Asia 571,577 18.5 191,291 2,325,168 11,951 89,105 3,177,141
Albania 794 29.0 261 1,685 - 135 2,875
Andorra 16 35.6 - 29 - 0 45
Austria 3,862 46.7 118 4,293 - 113 8,386
Belarus 7,894 38.0 914 11,940 - 12 20,760
Belgium 667 22.0 27 2,334 - 25 3,053
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,185 43.1 549 2,339 - 47 5,120
Bulgaria 3,625 32.8 27 7,411 - 36 11,099
Channel Islands 1 4.1 0 18 0 n.s. 19
Croatia 2,135 38.2 346 3,111 - 62 5,654
Czech Republic 2,648 34.3 0 5,080 96 159 7,887
Denmark 500 11.8 136 3,607 - 66 4,309
Estonia 2,284 53.9 82 1,873 - 284 4,523
Faeroe Islands n.s. 0.1 - 140 - 0 140
Finland 22,500 73.9 802 7,145 177 3,367 33,814
France 15,554 28.3 1,708 37,748 269 140 55,150
Germany 11,076 31.7 - 23,819 - 808 35,703
Gibraltar 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Greece 3,752 29.1 2,780 6,358 - 306 13,196
Holy See 0 0 0 n.s. - 0 n.s.
Hungary 1,976 21.5 0 7,235 95 92 9,303
Iceland 46 0.5 104 9,875 8 275 10,300
Ireland 669 9.7 41 6,179 - 138 7,027
Isle of Man 3 6.1 0 54 0 n.s. 57
Italy 9,979 33.9 1,047 18,385 - 723 30,134
Latvia 2,941 47.4 115 3,149 29 255 6,460
Liechtenstein 7 43.1 0 9 - 0 16
Lithuania 2,099 33.5 77 4,092 62 262 6,530
Luxembourg 87 33.5 1 170 - 0 259
Malta n.s. 1.1 0 32 - 0 32
Monaco 0 0 0 n.s. n.s. 0 n.s.
Netherlands 365 10.8 0 3,023 0 765 4,153
Norway 9,387 30.7 2,613 18,625 - 1,751 32,376
Poland 9,192 30.0 - 21,437 - 640 31,269
Portugal 3,783 41.3 84 5,283 - 48 9,198
Republic of Moldova 329 10.0 31 2,928 - 96 3,384
Romania 6,370 27.7 258 16,359 - 852 23,839
Russian Federation 808,790 47.9 74,185 805,875 4,698 18,690 1,707,540
San Marino n.s. 1.6 0 6 - 0 6
Serbia 2,694 26.4 808 6,698 269 17 10,217
Slovakia 1,929 40.1 - 2,879 32 93 4,901
Slovenia 1,264 62.8 44 706 24 13 2,027
Spain 17,915 35.9 10,299 21,730 - 655 50,599
Sweden 27,528 66.9 3,257 10,377 1,353 3,834 44,996
Switzerland 1,221 30.9 67 2,667 - 174 4,129
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 906 35.8 82 1,543 - 40 2,571
Ukraine 9,575 16.5 41 48,319 907 2,435 60,370
United Kingdom 2,845 11.8 20 21,223 24 203 24,291
Europe 1,001,394 44.3 100,925 1,157,788 8,044 37,611 2,297,719
Anguilla 6 71.4 - 2 - - 8
Antigua and Barbuda 9 21.4 16 19 - 0 44
Aruba n.s. 2.2 0 19 - 0 19
Bahamas 515 51.5 36 450 - 387 1,388
Barbados 2 4.0 - 41 - 0 43
Bermuda 1 20.0 0 4 0 0 5
British Virgin Islands 4 24.4 2 10 - 0 15
Cayman Islands 12 48.4 4 10 - n.s. 26
Cuba 2,713 24.7 260 8,009 257 104 11,086
Dominica 46 61.3 n.s. 29 - 0 75
Dominican Republic 1,376 28.4 678 2,784 - 35 4,873
Grenada 4 12.2 5 25 - 0 34
Guadeloupe 80 47.2 2 87 - 2 171
Haiti 105 3.8 - 2,651 - 19 2,775
Jamaica 339 31.3 188 556 82 16 1,099
Martinique 46 43.9 - 60 - 4 110
Montserrat 4 35.0 - 6 - 0 10
Netherlands Antilles 1 1.5 33 46 - 0 80
Puerto Rico 408 46.0 - 479 - 8 895
Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 14.7 6 25 - 0 36
Saint Lucia 17 27.9 5 39 - 1 62
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11 27.4 2 26 - 0 39
Trinidad and Tobago 226 44.1 74 213 - 0 513
Turks and Caicos Islands 34 80.0 - 9 - 0 43
United States Virgin Islands 10 27.9 - 24 - 0 34
Caribbean 5,974 26.1 1,310 15,622 339 576 23,482
Belize 1,653 72.5 115 512 - 16 2,296
Costa Rica 2,391 46.8 10 2,705 - 4 5,110
El Salvador 298 14.4 201 1,573 167 32 2,104
Guatemala 3,938 36.3 1,672 5,233 139 46 10,889
Honduras 4,648 41.5 710 5,831 - 20 11,209
Nicaragua 5,189 42.7 1,022 5,929 - 860 13,000
Panama 4,294 57.7 1,288 1,861 143 109 7,552
Central America 22,411 43.9 5,018 23,644 449 1,087 52,160
Canada 310,134 33.6 91,951 520,012 - 74,964 997,061
Greenland n.s. n.s. 8 41,037 - 0 41,045
Mexico 64,238 33.7 19,908 106,723 - 4,951 195,820
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 3 13.0 - 20 - 1 24
United States of America 303,089 33.1 - 612,807 32,899 47,013 962,909
North America 677,464 32.7 111,866 1,280,599 32,899 126,929 2,196,859
North and Central America 705,849 32.9 118,194 1,319,865 33,687 128,592 2,272,501
American Samoa 18 89.4 - 2 - 0 20
Australia 163,678 21.3 421,590 182,962 - 5,892 774,122
Cook Islands 16 66.5 - 8 - 0 23
Fiji 1,000 54.7 - 827 59 0 1,827
French Polynesia 105 28.7 - 261 - 34 400
Guam 26 47.1 0 29 - 0 55
Kiribati 2 3.0 - 71 17 0 73
Marshall Islands - - - 18 - 0 18
Micronesia (Federated States of) 63 90.6 - 7 - 0 70
Nauru 0 0 0 2 - 0 2
New Caledonia 717 39.2 787 324 - 30 1,858
New Zealand 8,309 31.0 2,557 15,933 - 254 27,053
Niue 14 54.2 - 12 - 0 26
Northern Mariana Islands 33 72.4 - 13 - 0 46
Palau 40 87.6 - 6 - 0 46
Papua New Guinea 29,437 65.0 4,474 11,375 - 998 46,284
Pitcairn 4 83.3 0 n.s. 0 0 4
Samoa 171 60.4 22 90 63 1 284
Solomon Islands 2,172 77.6 - 627 - 91 2,890
Tokelau 0 0 0 1 - 0 1
Tonga 4 5.0 1 68 - 3 75
Tuvalu 1 33.3 0 2 - 0 3
Vanuatu 440 36.1 476 304 - 0 1,219
Wallis and Futuna Islands 5 35.3 1 8 5 n.s. 14
Oceania 206,254 24.3 429,908 212,948 145 7,303 856,414
Argentina 33,021 12.1 60,961 179,687 - 4,371 278,040
Bolivia (plurinational state of) 58,740 54.2 2,473 47,225 - 1,420 109,858
Brazil 477,698 57.2 - 357,858 - 15,932 851,488
Chile 16,121 21.5 13,241 45,518 - 783 75,663
Colombia 60,728 58.5 18,202 24,940 - 10,021 113,891
Ecuador 10,853 39.2 1,448 15,382 - 672 28,356
Falkland Islands 0 0 0 1,217 0 0 1,217
French Guiana 8,063 91.8 0 724 0 213 9,000
Guyana 15,104 76.7 3,580 1,002 - 1,812 21,497
Paraguay 18,475 46.5 - 21,255 - 945 40,675
Peru 68,742 53.7 22,132 37,126 600 522 128,522
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0 0 0 409 - 0 409
Suriname 14,776 94.7 - 824 - 727 16,327
Uruguay 1,506 8.6 4 15,992 13 120 17,622
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 47,713 54.1 7,369 33,123 - 3,000 91,205
South America 831,540 47.7 129,410 782,282 613 40,538 1,783,770
World 3,952,025 30.3 1,375,829 7,724,998 75,779 365,666 13,418,518

Note:
The figure for Australia on the extent of other wooded land for year 2005 is a FAO estimate, based on the assumption that the area of other wooded land has been constant since 2000.
last updated:  Thursday, November 10, 2005