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Forest area (% 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. Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

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Dataset topic category Forests and forestry
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Dataset reference date January 1, 1990
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 1990
Temporal extent's end date December 31, 2016
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Timor-Leste
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Positional Accuracy FAO has been collecting and analyzing data on forest area since 1946. This is done at intervals of 5-10 years as part of the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA). FAO reports data for 229 countries and territories; for the remaining 56 small island states and territories where no information is provided, a report is prepared by FAO using existing information and a literature search. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provides detail information on forest cover, and adjusted estimates of forest cover. The survey uses a uniform definition of forest. Although FAO provides a breakdown of forest cover between natural forest and plantation for developing countries, forest data used to derive this indictor data does not reflect that breakdown. Total land area does not include inland water bodies such as major rivers and lakes. Variations from year to year may be due to updated or revised data rather than to change in area. The indictor is derived by dividing total area under forest of a country by country's total land area, and multiplying by 100.
Logical Consistency The lag between the reference year and the actual production of data series as well as the frequency of data production varies between countries. Deforested areas do not include areas logged but intended for regeneration or areas degraded by fuelwood gathering, acid precipitation, or forest fires. Negative numbers indicate an increase in forest area
Completeness There is no missing data for Vietnam, but some other countries have missing data either in some year or for the whole reported period.
Process Step From the World Bank Open Data, select Browse by Country: Vietnam. Then enter in search box indicator name "Forest area (% of land area)". Use the download to CSV format option to retrieve data.
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Keywords land use,forest area,sử dụng đất,diện tích rừng
Date uploaded February 21, 2019, 10:17 (UTC)
Date modified March 7, 2019, 07:42 (UTC)