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Table 1 Distribution of Greek land area into major land use/cover classes according to recent official statistics

From: Past, present and future of pastoralism in Greece

Land use/cover classes Area (000 ha) Percent (%)  
Arable land 21,181.5 16.05 Agricultural areas (49.36%)
Permanent crops 7,491.6 5.68  
Pastures - transitional wood land/shrubs 879.9 0.67  
Pastures - shrub and/or herbaceous vegetation associations 9,151.5 6.93  
Pastures - Open spaces with little or no vegetation 4,420.2 3.35  
Heterogeneous agricultural areas 22,011.5 16.68  
Forests 22,411.6 16.98 Forest and semi-natural vegetation areas
(47.43%)
Transitional wood land/shrubs 11,606.6 8.79  
Shrub and/or herbaceous vegetation associations 23,950.6 18.15  
Open spaces with little or no vegetation 4,509.3 3.42  
Surfaces under water 1,790.1 1.36  
Artificial surfaces 2,577.8 1.95  
TOTAL 131,982.2 100.00  
  1. Year 2008 Statistical Yearbook of Greece (N.S.S.G. 2009)