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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 > 914 to 1,523 m: This entry is derived from Transport > Airports > With unpaved runways, which gives the total number of airports with unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel surfaces) by length. For airports with more than one runway, only the longest runway is included according to the following five groups - (1) over 3,047 m (over 10,000 ft), (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m (8,000 to 10,000 ft), (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m (5,000 to 8,000 ft), (4) 914 to 1,523 m (3,000 to 5,000 ft), and (5) under 914 m (under 3,000 ft). Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control. The type aircraft capable of operating from a runway of a given length is dependent upon a number of factors including elevation of the runway, runway gradient, average maximum daily temperature at the airport, engine types, flap settings, and take-off weight of the aircraft.
  • Airports > With unpaved runways > Total: Total number of airports with useable unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel surfaces)
  • 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 > 914 to 1,523 m 1 2013 152nd out of 162
Airports > With unpaved runways > Total 3 2013 159th out of 195
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; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; 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