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Burkina Faso - Forest area as a share of land area

19.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, forest area as a share of land area for Burkina Faso was 19.3 %. Forest area as a share of land area of Burkina Faso fell gradually from 23.5 % in 1997 to 19.3 % in 2016.

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What is forest area as a share of land area?

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.

What is Burkina Faso forest area as a share of land area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 19.3 -1.12 %
2015 19.6 -1.11 %
2014 19.8 -1.09 %
2013 20.0 -1.08 %
2012 20.2 -1.07 %
2011 20.4 -1.06 %
2010 20.6 -1.05 %
2009 20.9 -1.04 %
2008 21.1 -1.03 %
2007 21.3 -1.02 %
2006 21.5 -1.01 %
2005 21.7

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