Deforestation vs. Urban Land
(1992 - 2011)
Global area: forests
Global area: urban†
Global Forests 1992 : 41.5 million km2
Global Forests 2011: 40.3 million km2
Forest lost in 20 years: 1.241 million km2
Angola: 1.246 million km2 / 774,229 mi2
Global Population (1650 - 2012)
Includes percentage of population living in an urban environment where figures are available.
Sources: FAOSTAT, Worldometers, The World Bank.
Infographic showing the increase in world population and the urbanisation of the planet.
† Available statistics show all land types, the urban category we've used actually accounts for urban, desert and mountain terrain. However as we're looking at the change in land use over time, we've stated urban as that's the majority of change in the statistics.