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Agricultural area & arable land - Arable land

(1000 ha)

India is being the top country by arable land in the world. As of 2014, arable land in India was 156,360 1000 ha that accounts for 10.67 % of the world's arable land. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, Russian Federation, China, and Brazil) account for 42.33 % of it. The world's total arable land was estimated at 1.47 million 1000 ha in 2014.

Arable land is the land under temporary agricultural crops (multiple-cropped areas are counted only once), temporary meadows for mowing or pasture, land under market and kitchen gardens and land temporarily fallow (less than five years). The abandoned land resulting from shifting cultivation is not included in this category. Data for “Arable land” are not meant to indicate the amount of land that is potentially cultivable.