Sweden, Europe

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Number of Protected areas

19,947

12 with management effectiveness evaluations

Polygons/Points ratio

94% Polygons

6% Points

Number of sources

For International designations 5
For National designations 1
For Regional designations 3
TOTAL 9

Protected areas coverage (Ref 1 ↓ )

Area terrestrial

14.25% coverage

64,034 km2 Land Area Protected

449,390 km2 Total Land Area

15% 6th National Report Coverage

16.47% with management effectiveness evaluation

10,548.05225 km2 Area Assessed

Area marine

15.23% coverage

23,605 km2 Marine Area Protected

154,980 km2 Total Marine Area

10% 6th National Report Coverage

4.58% with management effectiveness evaluation

1,079.942 km2 Area Assessed

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IUCN Management categories

Management categories Count %
3370 16.89
161 0.81
23 0.12
306 1.53
1327 6.65
305 1.53
4806 24.09
16 0.08
9633 48.29

Governance types

Name Governance type Count %
19365 97.08
572 2.87
10 0.05