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

Definitions

  • Paved: This entry is derived from Transport > Roadways, which gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Paved per thousand people: This entry is derived from Transport > Roadways, which gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Total: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Total per 1000: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Unpaved: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Unpaved per 1000: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT China United States HISTORY
Paved 3.45 million km
Ranked 2nd.
4.3 million km
Ranked 1st. 25% more than China

Paved per thousand people 2.56 km
Ranked 61st.
13.59 km
Ranked 10th. 5 times more than China

Total 4.11 million km
Ranked 3rd.
6.59 million km
Ranked 1st. 60% more than China

Total per 1000 2.72 km
Ranked 22nd.
21.4 km
Ranked 6th. 8 times more than China

Unpaved 652,497 km
Ranked 1st.
2.28 million km
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than China

Unpaved per 1000 0.272 km
Ranked 28th.
7.01 km
Ranked 4th. 26 times more than China

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. 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.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. 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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