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Transport > Highways Stats: compare key data on China & United States

Definitions

  • Paved: total length of the paved parts of the highway system
  • Paved > Per capita: total length of the paved parts of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Paved per 1000: total length of the paved parts of the highway system. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total: total length of the highway system
  • Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Total per 1000: total length of the highway system. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Unpaved: total length of the unpaved parts of the highway system
  • Unpaved > Per capita: total length of the unpaved parts of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Unpaved per 1000: total length of the unpaved parts of the highway system. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT China United States HISTORY
Paved 314,204 km
Ranked 4th.
4.15 million km
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than China

Paved > Per capita 0.249 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 56th.
14.39 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 58 times more than China

Paved per 1000 0.249 km
Ranked 57th.
14.42 km
Ranked 2nd. 58 times more than China

Total 1.4 million km
Ranked 3rd.
6.41 million km
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than China

Total > Per capita 1.11 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 58th.
22.22 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 20 times more than China

Total per 1000 1.11 km
Ranked 59th.
22.27 km
Ranked 2nd. 20 times more than China

Unpaved 1.09 million km
Ranked 3rd.
2.26 million km
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than China

Unpaved > Per capita 0.862 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th.
7.83 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than China

Unpaved per 1000 0.862 km
Ranked 36th.
7.85 km
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than China

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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