Rural land area (sq. km) (World) - 2010

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* Data Description : Rural land area in square kilometers, derived from urban extent grids which distinguish urban and rural areas based on a combination of population counts (persons), settlement points, and the presence of Nighttime Lights. Areas are defined as urban where contiguous lighted cells from the Nighttime Lights or approximated urban extents based on buffered settlement points for which the total population is greater than 5,000 persons.
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* By changing the date from the drop-down menu, you can view statistics on maps since 2000.
* Countries with the highest value of "Rural land area (sq. km)" in the World (2010) : Russia(16305800), Canada(9084040), China(8868580), United States of America(8549550), Brazil(8241430), Australia(7641560), India(2980490), Argentina(2690270), Sudan(2489480), Algeria(2285680).

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