Loss of cultivated land in Switzerland since 1912

Agricultural land takes up most of the surface area in Switzerland, at 36%. Another very large portion of the total area (31%) is covered in woodland. A quarter of the territory is made up of “unproductive areas” such as glaciers, crags etc.Switzerland has been losing cultivated land for decades on a continuous basis. Around one square metre of agricultural area is lost every second. In the Swiss

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Loss of cultivated land since 1912

Tags: Landscape and Space, Landscapes/Habitats, Land use
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Spatial unit: Cantons
Times: 1924, 1952, 1972, 1985, 1997, 2004, 2013