Land Use in Sweden is a survey aiming to present comprehensive statistics regarding the use of land in Sweden and land use change over time. The results are presented in an illustrated publication.
The core of the publication comprises data on distribution of main land use categories, such as agricultural land, forest land and built up land. In addition to this, the publication has a thematic part, dealing with population, public access to land and real estate structures and ownership etc.
The survey has been undertaken every fifth year since the middle of the 1980s. The land use statistics are presented on county level, but some data is also available on the municipality level. Most of the data is illustrated by maps.
Land use in Sweden 2005
Only three percent of Sweden's area is built up land. 53 percent consists of forests, 8 percent is agricultural land, 9 percent is bogs and mires without forests, 10 percent comprises heath land, high mountains and bare rocks, and 9 percent is water. The risk zone and noise zone around windpower turbines is 520 square kilometres. We have 222 000 islands and the length of coastline is 11 527 km. Sweden's total area is 450 295 square kilometres. These facts and more are found in the report Land Use in Sweden, fifth edition.
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