Deforestation statistics for Afghanistan



Afghanistan: Demographic data

Population (2022)38,928,346
Annual population growth rate (2022)2.30%
Population density (people/sq km)60
Net migration-62,920
Fertility rate4.6
Median age18
Urban population share25%


Afghanistan: Land cover and land use change data

Land area (sq km): 652,860
Tree cover (30%)
Tree cover extent in 2000 (ha): 205,792
Tree cover extent as % of land area: 0.3%

Tree cover loss from 2001-20 (ha): 1,855
Tree cover extent as % of 2000 tree cover: 0.9%


Afghanistan: Annual forest and tree cover data

Afghanistan: Tree cover loss by year

30% tree cover threshold; all figures in hectares
Year: Hectares
2001: 88
2002: 179
2003: 244
2004: 201
2005: 236
2006: 152
2007: 253
2008: 107
2009: 70
2010: 88
2011: 113
2012: 39
2013: 1
2014: 3
2015: 0
2016: 0
2017: 0
2018: 26
2019: 17
2020: 37




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 1)

Sub-national admin area 1Tree cover extent
(2001)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
Badakhshan1,054121040.4%
Kunar110,51433515676436090.6%
Kunduz3,627100311601474.1%
Badghis518721091.8%
Laghman13,78141231200.1%
Logar1000000.0%
Nangarhar11,4173835101830.7%
Nimroz0000000.0%
Nuristan48,4043617131670.1%
Paktika1,111111410272.4%
Paktya4,4005456551212.7%
Ghor2000000.0%
Panjshir15000000.0%
Parwan20000000.0%
Samangan137371003828.1%
Baghlan316320061.9%
Sari Pul207100010.5%
Takhar3,245642160912.8%
Uruzgan0000000.0%
Wardak3000000.0%
Zabul0000000.0%
Balkh19000013.5%
Hilmand1000000.0%
Bamyan8000000.8%
Daykundi3000001.9%
Farah0000000.0%
Faryab209100010.6%
Ghazni14000000.4%
Hirat5000000.0%
Jawzjan30000012.5%
Kabul180000000.0%
Kandahar0000000.0%
Kapisa140000000.0%
Khost6,41125732024286299.8%




Tree cover loss by year at the subnational level (administrative level 2)

Sub-national admin area 1Admin area 2Tree cover extent
(2000)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-05)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2006-10)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2011-15)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2016-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
ha
Tree cover loss
(2001-20)
%
BadakhshanBaharak2000000.0%
BadakhshanShahri Buzurg5000000.0%
BadakhshanShighnan17000000.0%
BadakhshanWakhan15000000.0%
BadakhshanZebak8000000.0%
BadakhshanDarwaz46010012.2%
BadakhshanFayzabad2000000.0%
BadakhshanIshkashim0000000.0%
BadakhshanJurm4000000.0%
BadakhshanKhwahan698000010.1%
BadakhshanKishim32000000.0%
BadakhshanKuran Wa Munjan61000000.0%
BadakhshanRagh165011021.2%
GhorChaghcharan2000000.0%
GhorLal Wa Sarjangal0000000.0%
GhorPasaband0000000.0%
GhorSaghar0000000.0%
GhorShahrak0000000.0%
GhorTaywara0000000.0%
GhorTulak0000000.0%
HilmandBughran0000000.0%
HilmandNawa-i-Barak Zayi1000000.0%
HilmandReg0000000.0%
HilmandSangin0000000.0%
HilmandWasher0000000.0%
HilmandDisho0000000.0%
HilmandGarmser0000000.0%
HilmandKajaki0000000.0%
HilmandLashkargah0000000.0%
HilmandMusa Qala0000000.0%
HilmandNad Ali0000000.0%
HilmandNahri Sarraj0000000.0%
HilmandNaw Zad0000000.0%
HiratAdraskan0000000.0%
HiratKuhsan0000000.0%
HiratKushk0000000.0%
HiratKushki Kuhna3000000.0%
HiratObe0000000.0%
HiratPashtun Zarghun0000000.0%
HiratShindand0000000.0%
HiratZinda Jan0000000.0%
HiratChishti Sharif1000000.0%
HiratFarsi1000000.0%
HiratGhoryan0000000.0%
HiratGulran0000000.0%
HiratGuzara0000000.0%
HiratHirat City0000000.0%
HiratInjil0000000.0%
HiratKarukh1000000.0%
JawzjanAqcha2000000.0%
JawzjanDarzab0000000.0%
JawzjanFayz abad1000000.0%
JawzjanKhamyab5000000.0%
JawzjanKhwaja Du Koh0000000.0%
JawzjanMardyan4000000.0%
JawzjanMingajik9000000.0%
JawzjanQarqin90000111.1%
JawzjanShibirghan0000000.0%
KabulBagrami0000000.0%
KabulMusayi0000000.0%
KabulPaghman1000000.0%
KabulQarabagh0000000.0%
KabulShakar Dara0000000.0%
KabulSurobi179000000.0%
KabulChahar Asyab0000000.0%
KabulDih Sabz0000000.0%
KabulGul dara0000000.0%
KabulIstalif0000000.0%
KabulKabul City0000000.0%
KabulKalakan0000000.0%
KabulKhaki Jabar0000000.0%
KabulMirbacha Kot0000000.0%
KandaharArghandab0000000.0%
KandaharReg0000000.0%
KandaharShah Wali Kot0000000.0%
KandaharShorabak0000000.0%
KandaharSpin Boldak0000000.0%
KandaharArghistan0000000.0%
KandaharDaman0000000.0%
KandaharGhorak0000000.0%
KandaharKandahar City0000000.0%
KandaharKhakrez0000000.0%
KandaharMaruf0000000.0%
KandaharMaywand0000000.0%
KandaharPanjwayi0000000.0%
KapisaAlasay29000000.0%
KapisaKohband0000000.0%
KapisaKohistan0000000.0%
KapisaMahmud Raqi0000000.0%
KapisaNijrab22000000.0%
KapisaTagab89000000.0%
KhostBak10017101010.0%
KhostSpera2,227921061422139.6%
KhostTani1,4209410752222816.1%
KhostTere Zayi0000000.0%
KhostGurbuz0000000.0%
KhostJaji Maydan148320274.7%
KhostKhost (Matun)0000000.0%
KhostMando Zayi0000000.0%
KhostMusa Khel724131820324.4%
KhostNadir Shah Kot181150063.3%
KhostQalandar1,3124663111118.5%
KhostSabari29771220217.1%
KunarAsad abad15,2212416111530.3%
KunarNarang Wa Badil2,121251121391.8%
KunarNurgal5,2163502100.2%
KunarSirkanay1,740000000.0%
KunarBar Kunar22,66973272551300.6%
KunarChapa Dara14,2467931200.1%
KunarChawkay4,74394130440.9%
KunarDangam7,869101301240.3%
KunarDara-i-Pech12,513144361011921.5%
KunarKhas Kunar1,960010010.1%
KunarMarwara3,800100010.0%
KunarNali18,4143833231940.5%
KunduzAli abad0000000.0%
KunduzChar Dara1000000.0%
KunduzDashti Archi354110514.3%
KunduzHazrati Imam3,33891281501344.0%
KunduzKhan Abad29100013.4%
KunduzKunduz26000013.8%
KunduzQala-I-Zal197421063.0%
BadghisAb Kamari0000000.0%
BadghisGhormach149100010.7%
BadghisJawand75000000.0%
BadghisMuqur0000000.0%
BadghisMurghab288611082.8%
BadghisQadis0000000.0%
BadghisQala-I-Naw6000000.0%
LaghmanAlingar4,445121050.1%
LaghmanAlishing3,558001120.1%
LaghmanDawlat Shah5,77731001130.2%
LaghmanMihtarlam1000000.0%
LaghmanQarghayi0000000.0%
LogarBaraki Barak0000000.0%
LogarCharkh0000000.0%
LogarKhushi0000000.0%
LogarMuhammad Agha1000000.0%
LogarPuli Alam0000000.0%
NangarharAchin2,936151370361.2%
NangarharKama0000000.0%
NangarharKhogyani541010010.2%
NangarharKuz Kunar160000000.0%
NangarharLal Pur0000000.0%
NangarharMuhmand Dara0000000.0%
NangarharNazyan0000000.0%
NangarharPachir Wa Agam968351090.9%
NangarharRodat2000000.0%
NangarharSherzad101000000.0%
NangarharShinwar0000000.0%
NangarharBati Kot1000000.0%
NangarharSurkh Rod0000000.0%
NangarharChaparhar0000000.0%
NangarharDara-I-Nur3,654000010.0%
NangarharDih Bala2,2547500120.5%
NangarharDur Baba606121210244.0%
NangarharGoshta168000000.0%
NangarharHisarak26000000.0%
NangarharJalal abad0000000.0%
NimrozChakhansur0000000.0%
NimrozChar Burjak0000000.0%
NimrozKang0000000.0%
NimrozKhash Rod0000000.0%
NimrozZaranj0000000.0%
NuristanBargi Matal649000000.0%
NuristanKamdesh14,138301190490.3%
NuristanMandol2,275000000.0%
NuristanNuristan9,720121040.0%
NuristanWama8,732321070.1%
NuristanWaygal12,889113160.0%
PaktikaBurmul65941110152.3%
PaktikaSharan0000000.0%
PaktikaUrgun58000000.0%
PaktikaWazakhwa0000000.0%
PaktikaWolmamay0000000.0%
PaktikaZarghun Shahr0000000.0%
PaktikaZiluk2557300114.3%
PaktikaDila0000000.0%
PaktikaGayan128000000.0%
PaktikaGomal2000000.0%
PaktikaMata Khan0000000.0%
PaktikaNika8000000.0%
PaktikaOmna0000000.0%
PaktikaSar Hawza0000000.0%
PaktikaSarobi0000000.0%
PaktyaAzro49000000.0%
PaktyaShamul49000000.0%
PaktyaShwak4000000.0%
PaktyaZurmat0000000.0%
PaktyaChamkani1,0087600131.3%
PaktyaDand Wa Patan5524402101.8%
PaktyaGardez0000000.0%
PaktyaJadran3878910184.7%
PaktyaJaji228000000.0%
PaktyaJani Khel1,871343732774.1%
PaktyaLija Mangal251210020.8%
PaktyaSayid Karam0000000.0%
PanjshirHisa-I-Awali Panjsher12000000.0%
PanjshirHisa-I-Duwum Panjsher2000000.0%
PanjshirPanjsher1000000.0%
ParwanBagram0000000.0%
ParwanChaharikar0000000.0%
ParwanGhorband2000000.0%
ParwanJabalussaraj0000000.0%
ParwanKohi Safi0000000.0%
ParwanSalang13000000.0%
ParwanShekh Ali0000000.0%
ParwanShinwari0000000.0%
ParwanSurkhi Parsa4000000.0%
SamanganAybak3000000.0%
SamanganDara-i-Suf104361003735.6%
SamanganHazrati Sultan0000000.0%
SamanganKhuram Wa Sarbagh16100016.3%
SamanganRoyi Du Ab14000000.0%
BaghlanAndarab8000000.0%
BaghlanNahrin6000000.0%
BaghlanPuli Khumri383200410.5%
BaghlanTala Wa Barfak20000000.0%
BaghlanBaghlan City50000000.0%
BaghlanBaghlani Jadid13000000.0%
BaghlanBurka5000000.0%
BaghlanDahana-I-Ghori97000000.0%
BaghlanDoshi13000000.0%
BaghlanKahmard18010015.6%
BaghlanKhinjan39000000.0%
BaghlanKhost Wa Firing9000000.0%
Sari PulBalkhab32000000.0%
Sari PulKohistanat135000010.7%
Sari PulSangcharak36000000.0%
Sari PulSar-i-Pul City3000000.0%
Sari PulSayyad1000000.0%
Sari PulSozma Qala0000000.0%
TakharBangi1000000.0%
TakharTaluqan19100015.3%
TakharWarsaj63000000.0%
TakharYangi Qala777530081.0%
TakharChah Ab17100015.9%
TakharChal10000000.0%
TakharDarqad2,295521860753.3%
TakharFarkhar24000000.0%
TakharIshkamish10000000.0%
TakharKalafgan0000000.0%
TakharKhwaja Ghar305000516.7%
TakharRustaq1000000.0%
UruzganChora0000000.0%
UruzganDihrawud0000000.0%
UruzganKhas Uruzgan0000000.0%
UruzganNesh0000000.0%
UruzganShahidi Hasas0000000.0%
UruzganTirin Kot0000000.0%
WardakChak0000000.0%
WardakDaymirdad0000000.0%
WardakHisa-i-Awali Bihsud0000000.0%
WardakJalrez2000000.0%
WardakMarkazi Bihsud0000000.0%
WardakMaydan Shahr0000000.0%
WardakNirkh0000000.0%
WardakSayid Abad0000000.0%
ZabulArghandab0000000.0%
ZabulAtghar0000000.0%
ZabulDaychopan0000000.0%
ZabulMizan0000000.0%
ZabulQalat0000000.0%
ZabulShahjoy0000000.0%
ZabulShamul zayi0000000.0%
ZabulShinkay0000000.0%
ZabulTarnak Wa Jaldak0000000.0%
BalkhBalkh1000000.0%
BalkhMarmul0000000.0%
BalkhMazar-i-Sharif0000000.0%
BalkhNahri Shahi0000000.0%
BalkhSholgara0000000.0%
BalkhShortepa1000000.0%
BalkhChar Bolak1000000.0%
BalkhCharkint1000000.0%
BalkhChimtal0000000.0%
BalkhDawlat abad1000000.0%
BalkhDihdadi0000000.0%
BalkhKaldar1000000.0%
BalkhKhulm0000000.0%
BalkhKishindih13000017.7%
BamyanBamyan City2000000.0%
BamyanPanjab0000000.0%
BamyanShibar0000000.0%
BamyanWaras0000000.0%
BamyanYakawlang6000000.0%
DaykundiDay Kundi1000000.0%
DaykundiGizab1000000.0%
DaykundiKijran0000000.0%
DaykundiShahristan1000000.0%
FarahAnar Dara0000000.0%
FarahQala-I-Kah0000000.0%
FarahShib Koh0000000.0%
FarahBakwa0000000.0%
FarahBala Buluk0000000.0%
FarahFarah City0000000.0%
FarahGulistan0000000.0%
FarahKhaki Safed0000000.0%
FarahLash Wa Juwayn0000000.0%
FarahPurchaman0000000.0%
FarahPusht Rod0000000.0%
FaryabAlmar0000000.0%
FaryabQaram Qol1000000.0%
FaryabQaysar61000000.0%
FaryabShirin Tagab2000000.0%
FaryabAndkhoy0000000.0%
FaryabBilchiragh92000000.0%
FaryabDawlat abad0000000.0%
FaryabKhan Char Bagh0000000.0%
FaryabKhwaja Sabz Posh0000000.0%
FaryabKohistan30100013.3%
FaryabMaymana0000000.0%
FaryabPashtun Kot21000000.0%
GhazniAb Band0000000.0%
GhazniMalistan0000000.0%
GhazniMuqur0000000.0%
GhazniNawa0000000.0%
GhazniNawur14000000.0%
GhazniQarabagh0000000.0%
GhazniZana Khan0000000.0%
GhazniAjristan0000000.0%
GhazniAndar0000000.0%
GhazniDihyak0000000.0%
GhazniGelan0000000.0%
GhazniGhazni0000000.0%
GhazniGiro0000000.0%
GhazniJaghatu0000000.0%
GhazniJaghuri0000000.0%


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2019 forest data for Afghanistan | Archived forest data for Afghanistan | Forest data for Afghanistan

Data Source: Tree cover loss: Hansen/UMD/Google/USGS/NASA via Global Forest Watch. Administrative boundaries: Global Administrative Areas database (GADM), version 3.6.

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