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Forest area as a share of land area


Suriname is the top country by forest area as a share of land area in the world. As of 2016, forest area as a share of land area in Suriname was 98.3 %. The top 5 countries also includes Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Seychelles, and Palau.

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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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