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Sparsely populated countries: Transport stats

Definitions

  • Air transport > Passengers carried: Air passengers carried include both domestic and international aircraft passengers of air carriers registered in the country.
  • Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Airports > Per capita: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Airports > With paved runways > Total: Total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt surfaces)
  • Highways > Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Motor vehicles: Motor vehicles per 1,000 people
  • Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people: Motor vehicles include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Population refers to midyear population in the year for which data are available."
  • Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver)."
  • Rail lines > Total route-km: Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks."
  • Railways > Total > Per capita: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area: Road density is the ratio of the length of the country's total road network to the country's land area. The road network includes all roads in the country: motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other urban and rural roads."
  • Roads > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars (per 1,000 people). Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver).
  • Roadways > Unpaved: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Vehicles > Per km of road: Vehicles per kilometer of road include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Roads refer to motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other roads. A motorway is a road specially designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions."
  • Waterways: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
STAT SPARSELY POPULATED TOTAL SPARSELY POPULATED AVERAGE DATES
Air transport > Passengers carried 8.7 million
3 times less than average
2008
Airports 9,130
21% of surveyed countries
217.38
18% more than average
2013
Airports > Per capita 74.89 per 1 million people
63% more than average
2010
Airports > With paved runways > Total 2,406
17% of surveyed countries
57.29
9% less than average
2013
Highways > Total > Per capita 5 km per 1,000 people
27% less than average
2005
Motor vehicles 286.91 motor vehicles per 100 p
46% less than average
1997
Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 241.81
6% more than average
2007
Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 187.32
1% more than average
2007
Rail lines > Total route-km 12,466.06
4% less than average
2008
Railways > Total > Per capita 6.66 km per 1,000 people
50% more than average
2010
Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 17.2
11 times less than average
2007
Roads > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 3,349.04
13% of surveyed countries
372.12
38% more than average
2010
Roadways > Unpaved 91,921 km
4% of surveyed countries
22,980.25 km
7 times less than average
2013
Vehicles > Per km of road 24.56
2 times less than average
2007
Waterways 8,000 km
100% of surveyed countries
8,000 km
The same as average
2013

Citation

"Sparsely populated Transport Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Sparsely-populated-countries/Transport