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Forest area as a share of land area

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In 2016, forest area as a share of land area in Ghana was 41.2 %. In the ranking by forest area as a share of land area including 191 countries, Ghana has the 163rd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Gabon and the Guinea. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with forest area as a share of land area of 16.3 % in 2016, Ghana has 153.16 % percent higher forest area as a share of land area.

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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.