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France

France 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)
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Air transport > Passengers carried 61.21 million 2008 7th out of 101
Airports 464 2013 17th out of 235
Airports > Per capita 7.82 per 1 million people 2006 120th out of 227
Airports > With paved runways > Total 294 2013 8th out of 233
Commute > Distance 1.68 km 2014 33th out of 38
Highways > Total > Per capita 15.18 km per 1,000 people 2000 12th out of 60
Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 600.47 2007 14th out of 141
Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 497.51 2007 13th out of 134
Ports and terminals major seaport(s): Brest, Calais, Dunkerque, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes,
river port(s): Paris, Rouen (Seine); Strasbourg (Rhine); Bordeaux (Garronne)
container port(s): Le Havre (2,215,262)(2011)
cruise/ferry port(s): Calais, Cherbourg, Le Havre
2013
Road > Expressway length 11,100 km 2014 7th out of 59
Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 578 2014 20th out of 191
Road > Motorway length 11,392 km 2014 5th out of 25
Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 172.46 2007 9th out of 41
Road network length > Km 2014 8th out of 219
Vehicles > Per km of road 38.96 2007 18th out of 43

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; 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

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

France Transport Profiles (Subcategories)

Airports 52 Railways 16
Air transport 6 Road 22
Commute 6 Roads 17
Highways 9 Road sector energy 3
Maritime 119 Roadways 3
Merchant marine 20 Space 3
Pipelines 10 Transport services 3
Rail 5
  • France ranked first for airports amongst Tourist destinations in 2013.
  • France ranked first for roadways > total amongst European Union in 2013.
  • France ranked first for roads > roads, total network > km amongst Europe in 2010.
  • France ranked second for airports > with paved runways > total amongst Catholic countries in 2013.