Global area covered by glaciers by region

This statistic displays the land area covered by glaciers globally, broken down by region. Just under 3,000 square kilometers of Scandinavia is covered by glaciers. Certain climatic and geographical conditions are required for glaciers to exist, which are usually found above the snow line.

Approximate area covered by glaciers globally, by region

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Release date

2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2008

Supplementary notes

* Not including the main ice sheets and Greenland ice sheet.

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