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How big is a km²?
We have expressed all forest areas in square kilometer (km² or sq km, i.e. one million square meters or 100 hectares). Forest areas are also often expressed in the following units:
For comparison, here is the approximate area of a few countries:
and the FAO figures for worldwide forest:
To get precise area figures for most countries see http://www.ed-u.com/area-of-countries-a.htm
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