Colombia can keep its title this year as the world's number one producer of cocaine.
According to the International Narcotics Control Board's 2011 report released today, 62,000 hectares -- 620 million square meters -- of Colombian land was devoted to the cultivation of the illicit narcotic in 2010. That amount is equivalent to more than 57,000 soccer fields.
Though the area decreased by 11,000 hectare, or 15 percent, from 2009, Colombia still encompasses the largest portion of South America's 154,200 hectares of illicit coca bush cultivation. Peru follows closely behind with 61,200 hectares, and Bolivia houses 31,000 hectares.