Sri Lanka Arable Land 1961-2024

Arable land (in hectares) 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.
  • Sri Lanka arable land for 2020 was 1,372,000, a 0.03% increase from 2019.
  • Sri Lanka arable land for 2019 was 1,371,573, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka arable land for 2018 was 1,371,600, a 3.89% increase from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka arable land for 2017 was 1,320,200, a 0.78% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Hectares
India 155,369,076
Nigeria 35,000,000
Ukraine 32,924,000
Pakistan 30,930,000
Indonesia 26,300,000
Sudan 20,994,840
Myanmar 11,018,000
Bangladesh 8,000,000
Morocco 7,649,000
Vietnam 6,787,000
Cameroon 6,200,000
Kenya 5,800,000
Philippines 5,590,000
Angola 4,900,000
Bolivia 4,540,000
Uzbekistan 4,023,000
Cambodia 3,876,000
Zambia 3,800,000
Egypt 3,365,000
Tunisia 2,595,000
Ghana 2,513,400
Moldova 1,699,800
Nicaragua 1,504,000
Sri Lanka 1,372,000
Mongolia 1,340,480
Kyrgyz Republic 1,287,400
Lao PDR 1,224,000
Honduras 1,020,000
El Salvador 721,000
Lesotho 596,000
Republic of Congo 550,000
Mauritania 400,000
Georgia 310,000
Papua New Guinea 300,000
Eswatini 175,000
Timor-Leste 111,500
Bhutan 94,000
West Bank and Gaza 69,800
Cabo Verde 50,000
Vanuatu 20,000
Solomon Islands 20,000
Sao Tome and Principe 4,000
Kiribati 2,000
Micronesia 2,000
Djibouti 2,000
Sri Lanka Arable Land - Historical Data
Year Hectares Per Capita Percent
2020 1,372,000 0.06 22.18%
2019 1,371,573 0.06 22.17%
2018 1,371,600 0.06 22.17%
2017 1,320,200 0.06 21.33%
2016 1,310,000 0.06 21.17%
2015 1,300,000 0.06 21.00%
2014 1,300,000 0.06 20.73%
2013 1,300,000 0.06 20.73%
2012 1,300,000 0.06 20.73%
2011 1,300,000 0.06 20.73%
2010 1,200,000 0.06 19.14%
2009 1,200,000 0.06 19.14%
2008 1,200,000 0.06 19.14%
2007 1,000,000 0.05 15.95%
2006 1,050,000 0.05 16.74%
2005 1,100,000 0.06 17.54%
2004 900,000 0.05 14.35%
2003 950,000 0.05 15.15%
2002 936,000 0.05 14.93%
2001 916,000 0.05 14.61%
2000 915,000 0.05 14.59%
1999 905,000 0.05 14.43%
1998 889,000 0.05 14.18%
1997 888,000 0.05 14.16%
1996 887,000 0.05 14.14%
1995 886,000 0.05 14.13%
1994 883,000 0.05 14.08%
1993 880,000 0.05 14.03%
1992 905,000 0.05 14.43%
1991 903,000 0.05 14.40%
1990 900,000 0.05 14.35%
1989 901,000 0.05 14.37%
1988 898,000 0.05 14.32%
1987 895,000 0.05 14.27%
1986 887,000 0.05 14.14%
1985 876,000 0.05 13.97%
1984 872,000 0.05 13.91%
1983 869,000 0.06 13.86%
1982 857,000 0.06 13.67%
1981 900,000 0.06 14.35%
1980 900,000 0.06 14.35%
1979 900,000 0.06 14.35%
1978 1,000,000 0.07 15.95%
1977 950,000 0.07 15.15%
1976 900,000 0.06 14.35%
1975 850,000 0.06 13.55%
1974 834,000 0.06 13.30%
1973 828,000 0.06 13.20%
1972 822,000 0.06 13.11%
1971 816,000 0.06 13.01%
1970 810,000 0.07 12.92%
1969 804,000 0.07 12.82%
1968 798,000 0.07 12.73%
1967 792,000 0.07 12.63%
1966 792,000 0.07 12.63%
1965 793,000 0.07 12.65%
1964 790,000 0.07 12.60%
1963 792,000 0.08 12.63%
1962 577,000 0.06 9.20%
1961 595,000 0.06 9.49%