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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 Senegal was 42.8 %. In the ranking by forest area as a share of land area including 191 countries, Senegal has the 180th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Sao Tome and Principe and the Seychelles. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with forest area as a share of land area of 16.3 % in 2016, Senegal has 163.02 % 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.

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