The European sociological service Eurostat has calculated how much of the total area of the EU member states is occupied by the forest. The results for Cyprus were very disappointing.
According to the data published today, 21 March, on the Eurostat website, the forest in Cyprus occupies less than 20% of the total area of the country. This is almost one of the lowest rates across Europe. The figures are lower only in Denmark, where the forest occupies 16%, Malta with the indicator in 11% and the Netherlands, where the forest occupies only 8% of the total area of the country.
The list of the most "green" countries in the European Union is Finland. There, forests cover 71% of the land. In second place with the indicator in 67% was Sweden. Then comes Slovenia - in this country the forest occupies 64% of the total area of the state.
On average, forests and wooded land occupy more than 182 million hectares in the EU. This is about 42% of the total land area of the EU.