Change of total agricultural land in the 10 km coastal zone (1990-2000)

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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During 1990-2000 almost 2000 km2 of agricultural lands have been lost in all coastal zones with different rates for different European coastal countries



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Expressed as percentage of country total area this process is most pronounced in Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and Italy. In most cases arable lands are lost to urban development, especially if driven by higher land prices in areas adjacent to settlements.

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