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El Salvador - Agricultural land area

15,840 (sq. km) in 2016

In 2016, agricultural land area for El Salvador was 15,840 sq. km. Agricultural land area of El Salvador increased from 12,410 sq. km in 1967 to 15,840 sq. km in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 0.52 %.

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What is agricultural land area?

Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

What is El Salvador agricultural land area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 15,840 1.21 %
2015 15,650 -1.76 %
2014 15,930 1.14 %
2013 15,750 0.25 %
2012 15,710 1.81 %
2011 15,430 0.52 %
2010 15,350 -0.65 %
2009 15,450 -0.32 %
2008 15,500 3.06 %
2007 15,040 2.04 %
2006 14,740 -5.81 %
2005 15,650

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