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Transport > Highways Stats: compare key data on South Africa & 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 South Africa United States HISTORY
Paved 73,506 km
Ranked 14th.
4.15 million km
Ranked 1st. 56 times more than South Africa

Paved > Per capita 1.67 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 39th.
14.39 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than South Africa

Paved per 1000 1.67 km
Ranked 38th.
14.42 km
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than South Africa

Total 362,099 km
Ranked 7th.
6.41 million km
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than South Africa

Total > Per capita 8.23 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 23th.
22.22 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than South Africa

Total per 1000 8.23 km
Ranked 24th.
22.27 km
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than South Africa

Unpaved 288,593 km
Ranked 4th.
2.26 million km
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than South Africa

Unpaved > Per capita 6.56 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 10th.
7.83 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 19% more than South Africa

Unpaved per 1000 6.56 km
Ranked 10th.
7.85 km
Ranked 2nd. 20% more than South Africa

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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