Land

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Land usage is a major environmental impact due to habitat loss.

Agriculture uses vastly more land than all other human activity combined.

Statistics

Earth Surface: 510 million km2

  • Oceans: 361 million km2 (71% of Earth Surface)
  • Land: 149 million km2 (29% of Earth Surface)
    • Pasture: 28 million km2 (19% of Land)
    • Cropland: 15 million km2 (10% of Land)
    • Built-up land: 1.5 million km2 (1% of Land)
      • "Built-up" includes all housing (cities, suburbs, towns, etc), buildings, roads, infrastructure and more.

These numbers are from OurWorldInData

Maps

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These images were made "in-house" from multiple data sets. To read more, click on an image for the full page about it.