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Apricot Production

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The origin of the apricot is disputed, it was provenly known in Armenia in ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that it is often thought to have originated there. Although the apricot is native to a continental climate region with cold winters, it can grow in Mediterranean climates.  t can tolerate winter temperatures as cold as −30 °C (−22 °F) or even lower and prefers a dry climate.

Apricots are most popular in the Middle East, Central Asia, Northern Africa and Southern Europe. The world leader for Apricot production in 2016 is Turkey, the runner-up is Uzbekistan. On third place is Iran, followed by the Algeria and Italy.

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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to the apricots harvested there in 2016.

Data sources
This map uses data by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

All modification to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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