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

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  • 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 New Zealand United States HISTORY
Paved 57,809 km
Ranked 21st.
4.15 million km
Ranked 1st. 72 times more than New Zealand

Paved > Per capita 14.98 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th. 4% more than United States
14.39 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd.

Paved per 1000 14.99 km
Ranked 7th. 4% more than United States
14.42 km
Ranked 2nd.

Total 92,053 km
Ranked 16th.
6.41 million km
Ranked 1st. 70 times more than New Zealand

Total > Per capita 23.86 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th. 7% more than United States
22.22 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd.

Total per 1000 23.86 km
Ranked 7th. 7% more than United States
22.27 km
Ranked 2nd.

Unpaved 34,244 km
Ranked 19th.
2.26 million km
Ranked 1st. 66 times more than New Zealand

Unpaved > Per capita 8.88 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th. 13% more than United States
7.83 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd.

Unpaved per 1000 8.88 km
Ranked 7th. 13% more than United States
7.85 km
Ranked 2nd.

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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