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Western Sahara

Western Sahara Transport Stats

Definitions

  • 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)
  • Airports > With unpaved runways > Total: Total number of airports with useable unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel surfaces)
  • Airports > With unpaved runways > Under 914 m: Total number of airports with useable unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel surfaces), categorised according to the length of the longest runway
  • Highways > Paved: total length of the paved parts of the highway system
  • Highways > Paved > Per capita: total length of the paved parts of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Highways > Total: total length of the highway system
  • Highways > Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Ports and harbors: The major ports and harbors selected on the basis of overall importance to each country. This is determined by evaluating a number of factors (e.g., dollar value of goods handled, gross tonnage, facilities, and military significance).
  • 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.
  • Rail > Railway length: Railway length in kilometers.
  • Railways: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
  • Roadways > Total: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Roadways > Unpaved: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Airports 6 2013 171st out of 235
Airports > Per capita 23.52 per 1 million people 2007 67th out of 221
Airports > With paved runways > Total 3 2013 168th out of 233
Airports > With unpaved runways > Total 3 2013 159th out of 195
Airports > With unpaved runways > Under 914 m 1 2013 158th out of 177
Highways > Paved 1,350 km 2005 4th out of 15
Highways > Paved > Per capita 4.95 km per 1,000 people 2005 4th out of 15
Highways > Total 6,200 km 2005 5th out of 17
Highways > Total > Per capita 22.71 km per 1,000 people 2005 2nd out of 17
Ports and harbors Ad Dakhla, Cabo Bojador, Laayoune (El Aaiun) 2005
Ports and terminals Ad Dakhla, Laayoune (El Aaiun) 2013
Rail > Railway length 5 km 2014 142nd out of 147
Railways 0.0 2003 28th out of 86
Roadways > Total 6,200 km 2006 52nd out of 65
Roadways > Unpaved 4,850 km 2006 32nd out of 37

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of countries by rail transport network size (Long List); CIA World Factbook, December 2003

Citation

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

Western Sahara Transport Profiles (Subcategories)

Airports 15 Highways 6