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Land cover 2000, Sweden

Land coverArea hectaresShare of total area %
Arable land
2 746 929 6.1
Pasture
709 120 1.6
Forest (1)
22 137 645 49.2
Marshland in forest (2)
1 269 585 2.8
Open marshland
3 895 600 8.7
Natural grassland heathland etc.
3 485 518 7.7
Bare rocks and boulder ground (not covered with forests)
448 619 1.0
Gravel and sand pit
17 736 0.04
Airport and airfield
14 748 0.03
Golf course
22 995 0.05
Locality area
521 040 1.2
Inland water (not the four largest lakes below)
3 103 410 6.9
Lake Vänern Vättern Mälaren and Hjälmaren
892 600 2.0
Total area (3)
45 029 500 100

Comments

1) In addition there is about 1.4 million hectares of forests in protected areas.

2) Included in the forest area above

3) The sum does not add upp because the whole of Sweden is not classified into mark cover classes.

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Source
SCB

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