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Table 3 Areal extent of LULC type of Gelana sub watershed in 1964, 1986 and 2014

From: Land use/land cover changes and their environmental implications in the Gelana sub-watershed of Northern highlands of Ethiopia

LULC type Areal extent of LULC type
1964 1986 2014
Area (ha) % Area (ha) % Area (ha) %
Forest 3613 14.47 749 3.00 1351 5.41
Shrub land 2703 10.82 4713 18.87 3348 13.41
Cultivated and rural settlement 17,302 69.29 17,938 71.83 18,535 74.22
Grass land 568 2.27 890 3.57 744 2.98
Bare land 103 0.41 107 0.43 358 1.43
Urban built up area 22 0.09 73 0.29 335 1.34
Wet land 661 2.65 502 2.01 301 1.21
Total 24,972 100 24,972 100 24,972 100