ANDOSOLS OF EUROPE
Soil Resources of European Volcanic Systems

ANDOSOLS OF EUROPE

Tabular information, extent of Andosols
European Volcanic Soils (NOTE! only estimates!)

Area

km²

Population (thousands)

Density (No/km²)

Main economy sector(s)

Main agricult. Products

No. of tourists ( thousands)

Canary 
Islands

7,300

1,200

164

Tourism

Banana, tomato, vineyards

6,000

Azores

2,300

250

109

Tourism, dairy industry

Dairy

50

Madeira

770

250

325

Tourism

Vineyards, flowers

1,000

Etna area

~2000

- -

Tourism, services

Vineyards, fruit orchards

-

Vesuvius 
area

~2000

- -

Industry, tourism, services

Orchards, vegetables, dairy

-
Santorini

Lazio

~5000

- -

Industry, tourism, services

Orchards, vineyards, dairy

-

La Réunion

2,500

640

255

Agriculture, tourism

Sugar cain, dairy, essential oils

300

Mauritius

1,850

1,100

595

Tourism

Sugar cain, special crops

1,000

Mayotta

500

200

400

Agriculture

Spices, essential oils, food crops

50

Guadeloupe

1760

422

240

Tourism

Banana, sugar cain, tropical fruit

2,000

Martinique

1060

400

380

Tourism

Banana, fruit, sugar cain

3,000

Netherlands Antilles

960

190

198

Tourism

Banana, sugar cain

1,000

French Polynesia

3,660

210

57

Tourism

Spices

1,000

Iceland

65,000

280

4

Fishing, agricult., tourism

Hey, grazing

180


Last modified 30 October 2003 by EG