Transport > Waterways: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.


1 China 110,000 km 2011
2 Russia 102,000 km 2010
3 European Union 52,332 km 2006
4 Brazil 50,000 km 2012
5 Vietnam 47,130 km 2011
6 United States 41,009 km 2012
7 Colombia 24,725 km 2012
8 Indonesia 21,579 km 2011
9 Democratic Republic of the Congo 15,000 km 2011
10 India 14,500 km 2012
11 Burma 12,800 km 2011
=12 Argentina 11,000 km 2012
=12 Papua New Guinea 11,000 km 2011
14 Bolivia 10,000 km 2012
15 Peru 8,808 km 2011
16 Nigeria 8,600 km 2011
17 Bangladesh 8,370 km 2011
18 Finland 8,000 km 2013
19 Germany 7,467 km 2012
20 Malaysia 7,200 km 2011
21 Venezuela 7,100 km 2011
22 Netherlands 6,237 km 2012
23 Iraq 5,279 km 2012
24 Laos 4,600 km 2012
25 Sudan 4,068 km 2011
=26 Thailand 4,000 km 2011
=26 Kazakhstan 4,000 km 2010
28 Poland 3,997 km 2009
29 French Guiana 3,760 km 2004
30 Cambodia 3,700 km 2012
31 Egypt 3,500 km 2011
32 Philippines 3,219 km 2011
33 United Kingdom 3,200 km 2009
34 Paraguay 3,100 km 2012
35 Mexico 2,900 km 2012
36 Central African Republic 2,800 km 2011
37 Belarus 2,500 km 2011
38 Italy 2,400 km 2012
=39 North Korea 2,250 km 2011
=39 Zambia 2,250 km 2010
41 Nicaragua 2,220 km 2011
42 Cameroon 2,090 km 2002
43 Sweden 2,052 km 2010
44 Belgium 2,043 km 2012
=45 Australia 2,000 km 2011
=45 Chad 2,000 km 2003
47 Mali 1,800 km 2011
48 Japan 1,770 km 2010
49 Romania 1,731 km 2010
50 Ukraine 1,672 km 2012
51 Hungary 1,622 km 2011
52 New Zealand 1,609 km 2003
=53 Uruguay 1,600 km 2011
=53 South Korea 1,600 km 2011
=53 Gabon 1,600 km 2010
56 Norway 1,577 km 2010
57 Ecuador 1,500 km 2012
=58 Guinea 1,300 km 2011
=58 Angola 1,300 km 2011
=58 Turkmenistan 1,300 km 2011
61 Switzerland 1,299 km 2010
62 Ghana 1,293 km 2011
=63 Afghanistan 1,200 km 2011
=63 Suriname 1,200 km 2011
=63 Turkey 1,200 km 2010
66 Congo, Republic of the 1,120 km 2011
67 Uzbekistan 1,100 km 2012
=68 Senegal 1,000 km 2012
=68 Spain 1,000 km 2012
70 Guatemala 990 km 2012
71 Cote d'Ivoire 980 km 2011
72 Ireland 956 km 2010
73 Syria 900 km 2011
74 Iran 850 km 2012
75 Belize 825 km 2011
=76 Panama 800 km 2011
=76 Sierra Leone 800 km 2011
78 Croatia 785 km 2009
79 Costa Rica 730 km 2011
80 Chile 725 km 2003
81 Malawi 700 km 2010
82 Czech Republic 664 km 2010
83 Canada 636 km 2011
=84 Madagascar 600 km 2011
=84 Kyrgyzstan 600 km 2010
=86 Serbia 587 km 2009
=86 Serbia and Montenegro 587 km 2009
88 Mongolia 580 km 2010
89 Moldova 558 km 2011
90 Bulgaria 470 km 2009
91 Honduras 465 km 2012
92 Mozambique 460 km 2010
93 Lithuania 441 km 2007
94 Denmark 400 km 2010
95 The Gambia 390 km 2010
96 Austria 358 km 2011
97 Estonia 335 km 2011
98 Guyana 330 km 2012
=99 Niger 300 km 2012
=99 Latvia 300 km 2010
=99 Uganda 300 km 2004
102 Cuba 240 km 2011
103 Portugal 210 km 2011
104 Brunei 209 km 2012
105 Fiji 203 km 2012
106 Tajikistan 200 km 2011
107 Slovakia 172 km 2012
108 Sri Lanka 160 km 2012
109 Benin 150 km 2011
110 Togo 50 km 2011
111 Albania 41 km 2011
112 Luxembourg 37 km 2010
113 Liechtenstein 28 km 2010
114 Greece 6 km 2012
115 Kiribati 5 km 2012


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TOP STATS: Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people, Road network length > Km, Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area and 446 more


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Interesting observations about Transport > Waterways

  • All of the top 2 countries by waterways are Cold countries'.
  • China has had the highest waterways since 2002.
  • 8 of the top 15 countries by waterways are Christian.
  • Kiribati has ranked last for waterways since 2003.
  • Russia has ranked in the top 2 for waterways since 2004.
  • Brazil has ranked in the top 3 for waterways since 2004.
  • Indonesia has ranked in the top 3 for waterways since 2005.
  • United States has ranked in the top 4 for waterways since 2004.
  • Colombia has ranked in the top 5 for waterways since 2005.
  • Vietnam has ranked in the top 5 for waterways since 2004.
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