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Canada

Canada 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.
  • Commute > Distance: Distance. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Distance".
  • 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)."
  • Ports and terminals: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
  • Road > Expressway length: Expressway length (km).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people: Motor vehicles per 1000 people.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Road > Motorway length: Total network length of all motorways in km.
  • 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."
  • Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • Waterways: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Air transport > Passengers carried 53.72 million 2008 10th out of 101
Airports 1,467 2013 4th out of 235
Airports > Per capita 40.22 per 1 million people 2007 46th out of 221
Commute > Distance 4.46 km 2014 22nd out of 38
Highways > Total > Per capita 44.92 km per 1,000 people 2002 1st out of 3
Motor vehicles 563 motor vehicles per 100 p 1997 5th out of 60
Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 597.16 2007 15th out of 141
Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 371.98 2007 34th out of 134
Ports and terminals Fraser River Port, Halifax, Hamilton, Montreal, Port-Cartier, Quebec City, Saint John (New Brunswick), Sept-Isles, Vancouver
oil terminals: Lower Lakes terminal
2012
Road > Expressway length 17,000 km 2014 4th out of 59
Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 607 2014 15th out of 191
Road > Motorway length 16,900 km 2014 2nd out of 25
Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 14 2004 58th out of 77
Road network length > Km 2014 6th out of 219
Waterways 636 km 2011 39th out of 50

SOURCES: International Civil Aviation Organisation, Civil Aviation Statistics of the World and ICAO staff estimates.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; traffic; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and data files.; Wikipedia: List of countries by road network size; Wikipedia: List of countries by vehicles per capita; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2085.html, Roadways.; International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and electronic files, except where noted.

Citation

"Canada Transport Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Canada/Transport

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Airports 52 Railways 16
Air transport 6 Road 14
Commute 7 Roads 17
Highways 9 Road sector energy 3
Maritime 120 Roadways 6
Merchant marine 20 Space 3
Pipelines 10 Transport services 3
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