Total Land area Worldwide, India, Telangana & Hyderabad
Our Planet Earth – a blue marble with white and green splashes when seen from space is primarily composed of water at the surface level. 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water while the rest 29& is occupied by land. There is a total area of 51, 00, 72, 000 sq. km or1, 26, 04, 15, 36, 136 acres of land covering the earth’s surface.
Out of the 12.604 crore acres land of the earth, only 71% land is deemed to be habitable. Around 10 % of the land is in the form of glaciers & the rest 19% of the land is barren or uninhabitable. Thus we have around 8950 crore acres of land that is habitable. A significant chunk of the habitable land is used for agriculture & farming (50% of 8950 crore acres), while 37% of the habitable land is under forest cover & 11% is shrubs. Only 1% of the total habitable land is used by humans in the form of built-up land. The last 1% of the habitable land is freshwater i.e. lakes, rivers etc.
Worldwide Land Area Utilization Division
India & Its Land Area:
India is the 7th largest country by area in the world. The country of India is further split into 29 states & 8 union territories. The land of India is home to some of the most diverse topographical features – mountain ranges like the Himalayas & the Vindhyas; Coastal Plains on both sides of the Indian peninsula – between the Eastern Ghats & the Bay of Bengal on the east coast along with the coastal plains that lie between the Western Ghats & the Arabian Sea on the west coast; World’s 2nd largest peninsular region – contains mountain ranges & plateaus; The Deccan Plateau is the largest plateau in India, it extends towards the southern part of India from the Satpura range & is bordered by the Western Ghats on the west & the Eastern Ghats on the east, the altitude of the plateau varies from 300m to 1800m; India has 2 major groups of islands – the Lakshwadeep that lie in the Arabian Sea & the Andaman & Nicobar Islands that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
The diversity of topographical features of the land of India along with the numerous freshwater bodies of the country makes it the most cultivated land in the world. India has the largest cultivated land area compared to any country with 46, 74, 63, 602 acres or a whopping 57% of its total area. At 52.8% of its total area, India has a staggering 43, 33, 46, 556 acres of arable land. Around 51% of this land is under cultivation and used for agricultural practices, 22% lies under forest cover; 3-4% of the land is used for pasture for animal grazing. Built-up areas (cities, towns & villages) & uncultivated land constitute about 12% of India’s landmass. A meagre 5% of India’s land mass is uncultivated land with potential to be converted into land for agricultural use.
India’s Land Area Use Data
Telangana – 27.6+ million acres (1, 12, 077 sq. km). One of the newer states of India, Telangana was formed in the year 2014 after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Telangana is growing to become the largest producer of rice in the country. Telangana is the 11th largest state in India & covers 3.7% of the total area of India.
Telangana State Land Area:
Telangana is the 11th largest state by land area in India. Telangana contains 2, 76, 95, 571 acres of land between its borders. Telangana has a semi-arid climate; it is usually hot and dry with spells of rain during the monsoon from the end of June to September/October.
Telangana has about 3-3.5% i.e. nearly 9 lakh acres of its land area built-up as urban/rural residential land. Majority of the state land is used for cultivation with agricultural land taking up 51% of its area (1.5 crore acres approximately. About 1% (2 lakh acres) of the land of Telangana is utilized by industries & mining. A quarter of Telangana’s land spread is under forest cover (64 lakh acres). Telangana has an estimated 17.5 lakh acres of water bodies along with around 15 lakh acres of waste land.
Land Area Use for Telangana State
Districts of Telangana by Area (in Descending Order)
1. Bhadradri/Kothagudem – 1.84+ million acres (7483 sq. km).
2. Nalgonda – 1.75+ million acres (7122 sq. km).
3. Nagarkurnool – 1.61+ million acres (6545 sq. km).
4. Rangareddy – 1.24+ million acres (5031 sq. km)
5. Komaram Bheem – 1.20+ million acres (4878 sq. km)
6. Sangareddy – 1.08+ million acres (4403 sq. km)
7. Khammam – 1.07+ million acres (4361 sq. km)
8. Nizamabad – 1.05+ million acres (4288 sq. km)
9. Adilabad – 1.02+ million acres (4153 sq. km)
10. Mancherial – 0.99+ million acres (4016 sq. km)
11. Mulugu – 0.95 million acres (3881 sq. km)
12. Nirmal – 0.90 million acres (3845 sq. km)
13. Kamareddy – 0.9 million acres (3652 sq. km)
14. Siddipet – 0.89 million acres (3632 sq. km)
15. Suryapet – 0.89 million acres (3607 sq. km)
16. Vikarabad – 0.83 million acres (3386 sq. km)
17. Yadadri Bhuvanagiri – 0.76 million acres (3092 sq. km)
18. Jogulamba Gadwal – 0.72 million acres (2928 sq. km)
18. Jogulamba Gadwal – 0.72 million acres (2928 sq. km)
19. Mahbubabad – 0.71 million acres (2877 sq. km)
20. Medak – 0.68 million acres (2786 sq. km)
21. Mahbubnagar – 0.67 million acres (2738 sq. km)
22. Jagitial – 0.61 million acres (2419 sq. km)
23. Narayanpet – 0.57 million acres (2336 sq. km)
24. Jayashankar Bhupalpally – 0.56 million acres (2293 sq. km)
25. Peddapalli – 0.55 million acres (2236 sq. km)
26. Jangaon – 0.54 million acres (2188 sq. km)
27. Warangal Rural – 0.53 million acres (2175 sq. km)
28. Wanaparthy – 0.53 million acres (2152 sq. km)
29. Karimnagar – 0.52 million acres (2128 sq. km)
30. Rajanna Sircilla – 0.49 million acres (2019 sq. km)
31. Warangal Urban – 0.32 million acres (1309 sq. km)
32. Medchal Malkajgiri – 0.26 million acres (1084 sq. km)
33. Hyderabad – 53, 622 acres (217 sq. km)
Hyderabad – Real Estate Housing Opportunities
Hyderabad is the capital city of the state of Telangana. The city of Hyderabad lies on the Deccan Plateau and enjoys a central position in the Southern part of India’s mainland. The district of Hyderabad encloses an area of 53, 622 acres (217 sq. km). Hyderabad has emerged as an industrial hub with the onset of the 21st century which have led to rapid growth & development of the city. The boundaries of the city of Hyderabad change on a day to day basis as it expands to accommodate the ever growing population.
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has been tasked with planning the expansion of Hyderabad. The area that is covered by the HMDA comprises of the whole area of Hyderabad district along with some areas of neighbouring districts of Rangareddy, Sangareddy&Medchal-Malkajgiri. The total area under the HMDA is 17, 93, 244 acres with a population of 95 lakh occupying the area. HMDA is continuously drafting plans for up to 20 years in the futureand auctioning plots for future development in areas around the outskirts of Hyderabad like Miyapur, Shankarpally, Bachupally, Tellapur among others.
The population density of HMDA region is 10, 477 per sq. km. If calculated per person, the average person’s share would amount to 5.29 acres of land if divided equally. A lot of this land is already occupied. HMDA is increasing its efforts to ensure land development keeps up with the demand. As the population in the city increases, less land will be available to invest in. Therefore right now is the best time to invest in some real estate in terms of plots, agricultural land – and you can do it easily through KFortune Real World; Check out our current projects here.
Top 10 Largest Countries by Land Area
1. Russia – The largest country on planet earth, spanning across 2 continents, Russia has over 4.2+ billion acres of land area (16,377,742 sq. km).
2. China – Largest country that lies wholly in Asia. It is also the most populous country in the world. China has a land area of 2.3+ billion acres of land area (9,326,410 sq. km).
3. USA – The country with the largest land area on the North American continent is the United States of America. USA has a land area of 2.26+ billion acres (9,147,643 sq. km).
4. Canada – The largest territorial country in the North American continent ranks 4th in the list of countries with largest land area as it has more water territory than USA & China. Canada is spread across an area of 2.24+ billion acres (9,093,507 sq. km).
5. Brazil – Brazil is the largest South American country & the highest South American country on this list. Brazil has just over 2.0+ billion acres (8,460,415 sq. km).
6. Australia – This country in the Southern Hemisphere ranks 6th on the list with a land area of 1.88+ billion acres (7,633,565 sq. km).
7. India – The largest country in Southern Asia & the 2nd largest country in Asia. India ranks only 2nd to China in terms of population. India has a land area of 734+ million acres (2,973,170 sq. km).
8. Argentina – The 2nd South American country on the list, Argentina has a land area of 676+ million acres (2,736,690 sq. km).
9. Kazakhstan – The world’s largest landlocked country has a land area of 667+ million acres (2,699,790 sq. km).
10. Algeria – The largest country from the African continent, Algeria spans across a land area of 588+ million acres (2,381,741 sq. km).
Top 10 Indian States by Land Area
1. Rajasthan – 84.5+ million acres (3, 42, 239 sq. km). Rajasthan occupies 11.5% of the total area of India. Rajasthan occupies the North Western region of India. The Thar Desert lies in Rajasthan and the state has very extreme climate conditions throughout the year with very little rainfall.
2. Madhya Pradesh – 76.1+ million acres (3, 08, 252 sq. km). Madhya Pradesh is situated in the central most region of India. Madhya Pradesh is also the gateway between the North & South of India. Madhya Pradesh has overtaken Punjab to become the largest wheat producing state of the country. It occupies 10.3% of the total landmass of India.
3. Maharashtra – 76.0+ million acres (3, 07, 713 sq. km). Maharashtra lies just under Madhya Pradesh with the Arabian Sea to its west. Maharashtra is a scenic state thanks to the Western Ghats & the shoreline along the Western Coast. Maharashtra covers 10.3% of India’s landmass.
4. Uttar Pradesh – 59.5+ million acres (2, 40, 928 sq. km). Uttar Pradesh lies bordering Nepal, it is the most populous state in India and also the most populous country subdivision in the world. Uttar Pradesh has highly fertile land thanks to the river plains formed by the rivers Ganga & Yamuna. Uttar Pradesh occupies 8.1% of India’s landmass.
5. Gujarat – 48.4+ million acres (1, 96, 024 sq. km). Gujarat is the western most state of India. It is the birth state of Mahatma Gandhi & current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The state of Gujarat is one of the main producers of tobacco, cotton & groundnuts in India.
6. Karnataka – 47.3+ million acres (1, 91, 791 sq. km). Karnataka is the largest state in southern India and it shares its borders with Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Goa. Karnataka is the country’s largest producer of coffee, raw silk, sandalwood, sunflower and tomatoes. Karnataka’s land share is 6.4% of India’s land area.
7. Andhra Pradesh – 39.5+ million acres (1, 60, 205 sq. km). Andhra Pradesh was formed in the year 1970 and underwent bifurcation in the year 2014 to form 2 states – Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. Even after the bifurcation it remains the 7th largest state of India and is one of the largest producers of rice, sugarcane, red chillies. It occupies 5.3% of Indian land area.
8. Odisha – 38.4+ million acres (1, 55, 707 sq. km). Odisha lies to the north of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh. Odisha has the Bay of Bengal to its east and is home to some of the important ports on the eastern coast of India. The northern part of Odisha is rich in minerals & metal ores. Odisha cover about 5% of India’s total land area.
9. Chhattisgarh – 33.4+ million acres (1, 35, 191 sq. km). Chhattisgarh lies between Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkand, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh. Chhattisgarh is known for its mining, iron & steel & cement industries. Chhattisgarh occupies about 4.5% of Indian land surface.
10. Tamil Nadu – 32.1+ million acres (1, 30, 058 sq. km). The southernmost state of India, Tamil Nadu has a tropical and hot climate throughout the year. Its capital Chennai is arguably the most important port on the eastern coast of India. Tamil Nadu excels in manufacturing industries. It constitutes for 4.3% of Indian land.