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Table 2 Land area of forest classes, their proportion of total country area, stratified area estimates and standard error estimates

From: A multi-purpose National Forest Inventory in Bangladesh: design, operationalisation and key results

Forest land cover classes Map area Stratified estimates Standard error
(ha) Proportion of total country (%) (ha) Proportion of total country (%) (ha) (%)
Hill Forest 683,852 4.63 894,204 6.06 22,268 2.5
Shrubs with scattered trees 614,537 4.16 354,757 2.40 22,093 6.2
Mangrove Forest 402,185 2.73 419,149 2.84 4518 1.1
Forest Plantation 79,299 0.54 68,090 0.46 7622 11.2
Mangrove Plantation 55,089 0.37 30,723 0.21 3831 12.5
Rubber Plantation 23,684 0.16 37,357 0.25 5789 15.5
Plain Land Forest (Sal Forest) 18,918 0.13 17,606 0.12 2744 15.6
Bamboo Forest 5686 0.04 6246 0.04 1633 26.2
Swamp Plantation 628 0.004 302 0.00 45 14.9
Swamp Forest 140 0.001 431 0.00 269 62.4
Forest area 1,884,019 12.77 1,828,865 12.39 33,480 1.8