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France - Agricultural land area

287,665
(sq. km)
in 2014

Between 1965 and 2014, agricultural land area of France was declining at a moderating rate to shrink from 340,010 sq. km in 1965 to 287,665 sq. km in 2014.

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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.

Date Value Change, %
2014 287,665 -0.03 %
2013 287,737 -0.25 %
2012 288,448 -0.12 %
2011 288,786 -0.16 %
2010 289,263 -0.32 %
2009 290,199 -0.31 %
2008 291,101 -0.33 %
2007 292,061 -0.36 %
2006 293,127 -0.26 %
2005 293,904 -0.23 %
2004 294,584 -0.26 %
2003 295,346