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 Area of agricultural holdings (ha)
Characteristic Description
Name Area of agricultural holdings (ha) by Geographic localization (NUTS - 2013), Type of land use and Utilised agricultural area classes; Irregular
Regularity Irregular
Source Statistics Portugal, Base agricultural statistics
First available period 1989
Last available period 2016
  • Data reference period
  • Geographic localization (NUTS - 2013)
  • Type of land use
  • Utilised agricultural area classes
  • AGRICULTURAL HOLDING:  Technical-economic unit that uses common production factors such as labour, machinery, facilities, land, among others, fulfilling the following four conditions: 1) yield agricultural products or maintain, in good agricultural and environmental conditions, the lands that are no longer used for productive purposes; 2) reach or exceed a certain size (in area or number of animals); 3) be subject to a single management; 4) be located in a well-defined and identifiable area.
  • REFERENCE PERIOD:  The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
  • UTILISED AGRICULTURAL AREA:  The area of the holding, which includes: arable land (cleared and under cover of scrub and forests), kitchen garden, land under permanent crops and permanent pasture.
  • TOTAL AREA:  The total used agricultural area, woods and forests without under-planting, unused agricultural area and other areas of the holding.
Measure unit (symbol) Hectare (ha)
Power of 10  0
Observations Data for 1989, 1999, 2009, based on census (Agricultural Census). Between these periods, biennial for odd years and with exception for 1991 and 2001, the information is based on sampling surveys (Farm structure survey).
Last update date 28/11/2017

information presented in 10/7/2020