Designated functions of forest – total area with function 2005
Country/area Forest
Total area Production Protection Conservation Social services
1000 ha 1000 ha 1000 ha 1000 ha 1000 ha
Angola 59,104 - - - -
Botswana 11,943 - - - -
British Indian Ocean Territory 3 - - - -
Comoros 5 - - - -
Kenya 3,522 - - - -
Lesotho 8 - - - -
Madagascar 12,838 - - - -
Malawi 3,402 - - - -
Mauritius 37 11 18 10 6
Mayotte 5 - - - -
Mozambique 19,262 - - - -
Namibia 7,661 - - - -
Réunion 84 - - - -
Seychelles 40 7 12 2 8
South Africa 9,203 - - - -
Swaziland 541 - - - -
Uganda 3,627 - - - -
United Republic of Tanzania 35,257 - - - -
Zambia 42,452 - - 10,260 -
Zimbabwe 17,540 - - - -
Eastern and Southern Africa 226,534
Algeria 2,277 - - - -
Burkina Faso 6,794 - - - -
Chad 11,921 - - - -
Djibouti 6 - - - -
Egypt 67 67 67 - -
Eritrea 1,554 33 32 104 -
Ethiopia 13,000 - - - -
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 217 - 217 - -
Mali 12,572 - - - -
Mauritania 267 - - - -
Morocco 4,364 - - - -
Niger 1,266 1,116 1,118 220 -
Somalia 7,131 - - - -
Sudan 67,546 - - - -
Tunisia 1,056 574 1,056 1,056 -
Western Sahara 1,011 - - - -
Northern Africa 131,048
Benin 2,351 - - - -
Burundi 152 - - - -
Cameroon 21,245 14,440 736 6,289 210
Cape Verde 84 - - - -
Central African Republic 22,755 4,826 - 17,926 -
Congo 22,471 - - - -
Côte d'Ivoire 10,405 10,409 348 808 17
Democratic Republic of the Congo 133,610 - - - -
Equatorial Guinea 1,632 - - - -
Gabon 21,775 - - - -
Gambia 471 - - - -
Ghana 5,517 1,255 353 43 66
Guinea 6,724 - - - -
Guinea-Bissau 2,072 - - - -
Liberia 3,154 - - - -
Nigeria 11,089 - - - -
Rwanda 480 - - - -
Saint Helena 2 - - - -
Sao Tome and Principe 27 - - - -
Senegal 8,673 6,617 47 2,007 0
Sierra Leone 2,754 317 32 77 -
Togo 386 - - - -
Western and Central Africa 277,829
Africa 635,412
China 197,290 189,544 185,854 82,924 15,739
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 6,187 5,335 6,187 852 852
Japan 24,868 23,743 24,868 24,868 24,868
Mongolia 10,252 912 9,248 9,248 4,825
Republic of Korea 6,265 4,874 1,186 1,186 675
East Asia 244,862
Bangladesh 871 612 250 250 527
Bhutan 3,195 508 2,333 2,333 869
Brunei Darussalam 278 174 100 100 282
Cambodia 10,447 3,778 3,031 2,627 501
India 67,701 43,036 67,701 53,364 67,701
Indonesia 88,495 47,707 40,788 40,788 -
Lao People's Democratic Republic 16,142 3,488 12,654 12,622 3,822
Malaysia 20,890 15,960 19,661 4,930 1,120
Maldives 1 - - - -
Myanmar 32,222 25,822 7,425 7,425 7,425
Nepal 3,636 718 1,749 1,216 776
Pakistan 1,902 1,686 1,294 216 216
Philippines 7,162 5,372 1,647 1,647 859
Singapore 2 - 2 2 2
Sri Lanka 1,933 1,356 1,762 1,762 1,743
Thailand 14,520 2,150 9,725 9,572 8,623
Timor-Leste 798 138 660 660 -
Viet Nam 12,931 5,148 12,931 7,783 1,902
South and South-east Asia 283,127
Afghanistan 867 867 867 867 867
Armenia 283 9 241 131 110
Azerbaijan 936 151 889 72 -
Bahrain n.s. - n.s. - -
Cyprus 174 43 163 163 115
Georgia 2,760 550 2,760 2,700 370
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 11,075 - - - -
Iraq 822 - - - -
Israel 171 60 - - -
Jordan 83 - - - -
Kazakhstan 3,337 - - 530 428
Kuwait 6 - 6 - -
Kyrgyzstan 869 562 869 64 869
Lebanon 136 133 136 4 136
Occupied Palestinian Territory 9 - - - -
Oman 2 2 - - -
Qatar n.s. - - - -
Saudi Arabia 2,728 - - - -
Syrian Arab Republic 461 - - - -
Tajikistan 410 22 44 344 -
Turkey 10,175 - - - -
Turkmenistan 4,127 4,023 4,023 104 -
United Arab Emirates 312 - 312 312 -
Uzbekistan 3,295 3,020 3,289 3,289 -
Yemen 549 - - - -
Western and Central Asia 43,588
Asia 571,577
Albania 794 542 180 71 -
Andorra 16 - - - -
Austria 3,862 - 3,862 3,862 -
Belarus 7,894 3,996 7,894 466 7,894
Belgium 667 667 99 209 -
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,185 - - - -
Bulgaria 3,625 - - - -
Channel Islands 1 - - - -
Croatia 2,135 2,049 504 482 667
Czech Republic 2,648 2,860 726 656 605
Denmark 500 494 322 81 -
Estonia 2,284 1,639 503 142 -
Faeroe Islands n.s. - - - -
Finland 22,500 20,888 0 22,500 22,500
France 15,554 - - - -
Germany 11,076 - - - -
Gibraltar 0 - - - -
Greece 3,752 - - - -
Holy See 0 - - - -
Hungary 1,976 1,338 292 425 34
Iceland 46 41 36 36 36
Ireland 669 - - - -
Isle of Man 3 - - - -
Italy 9,979 - 8,921 2,980 9,979
Latvia 2,941 - - - -
Liechtenstein 7 - - - -
Lithuania 2,099 1,823 206 2,099 2,099
Luxembourg 87 - - - -
Malta n.s. - - - -
Monaco 0 - - - -
Netherlands 365 279 0 301 301
Norway 9,387 6,656 2,593 9,387 9,387
Poland 9,192 8,701 - - -
Portugal 3,783 - - - -
Republic of Moldova 329 - - - -
Romania 6,370 5,102 2,481 854 1,000
Russian Federation 808,790 - - - -
San Marino n.s. - - - -
Serbia 2,694 - - - -
Slovakia 1,929 - - - -
Slovenia 1,264 1,171 443 281 441
Spain 17,915 1,971 10,991 13,872 913
Sweden 27,528 20,126 35 27,528 27,528
Switzerland 1,221 1,192 427 29 -
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 906 - - - -
Ukraine 9,575 5,451 9,575 1,436 4,788
United Kingdom 2,845 2,361 280 521 1,562
Europe 1,001,394
Anguilla 6 - - - -
Antigua and Barbuda 9 - - - -
Aruba n.s. - - - -
Bahamas 515 - - - -
Barbados 2 - - - -
Bermuda 1 - - - -
British Virgin Islands 4 - - - -
Cayman Islands 12 - - - -
Cuba 2,713 - - - -
Dominica 46 - - - -
Dominican Republic 1,376 - - - -
Grenada 4 - - - -
Guadeloupe 80 3 80 33 33
Haiti 105 52 4 4 4
Jamaica 339 43 116 93 93
Martinique 46 - - - -
Montserrat 4 - - - -
Netherlands Antilles 1 - - - -
Puerto Rico 408 - - - -
Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 - - - -
Saint Lucia 17 - - - -
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11 - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 226 - - - -
Turks and Caicos Islands 34 - - - -
United States Virgin Islands 10 - - - -
Caribbean 5,974
Belize 1,653 - - - -
Costa Rica 2,391 - - - -
El Salvador 298 - - - -
Guatemala 3,938 - - - -
Honduras 4,648 - - - -
Nicaragua 5,189 - - - -
Panama 4,294 312 3,133 2,827 -
Central America 22,411
Canada 310,134 272,827 310,134 310,134 -
Greenland n.s. - - - -
Mexico 64,238 - - - -
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 3 3 2 1 3
United States of America 303,089 - 303,089 - -
North America 677,464
North and Central America 705,849
American Samoa 18 18 18 18 18
Australia 163,678 - - - -
Cook Islands 16 16 16 14 -
Fiji 1,000 588 368 209 517
French Polynesia 105 - - - -
Guam 26 - - - -
Kiribati 2 - - - -
Marshall Islands - - - - -
Micronesia (Federated States of) 63 - - - -
Nauru 0 - - - -
New Caledonia 717 133 133 91 60
New Zealand 8,309 1,852 8,309 8,309 8,309
Niue 14 - - - -
Northern Mariana Islands 33 - - - -
Palau 40 - - - -
Papua New Guinea 29,437 - - - -
Pitcairn 4 - - - -
Samoa 171 89 60 75 51
Solomon Islands 2,172 - - - -
Tokelau 0 - - - -
Tonga 4 - - - -
Tuvalu 1 - - - -
Vanuatu 440 - - - -
Wallis and Futuna Islands 5 4 5 2 -
Oceania 206,254
Argentina 33,021 - - - -
Bolivia (plurinational state of) 58,740 30,555 - 58,740 -
Brazil 477,698 41,122 85,149 258,334 128,428
Chile 16,121 - - - -
Colombia 60,728 - - - -
Ecuador 10,853 - - - -
Falkland Islands 0 - - - -
French Guiana 8,063 1,217 55 1,261 335
Guyana 15,104 - - - -
Paraguay 18,475 - - - -
Peru 68,742 - - - -
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0 - - - -
Suriname 14,776 - - - -
Uruguay 1,506 - - - -
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 47,713 - - - -
South America 831,540
World 3,952,025

Note:
Algeria, Austria and Cyprus provided information for this table for forest and other wooded land combined. For the purposes of data display and analysis, FAO has distributed these values to the categories forest and other wooded land respectively.
last updated:  Thursday, November 10, 2005