List of countries by road network size

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This is a list of countries (or regions) by total road network size, both paved and unpaved. Also included is additional data on the length of each country's or region's controlled-access highway network, also known as motorway, expressway, freeway and so forth (they are known by different names in various places), designed for high vehicular traffic.

Unless otherwise noted, the data is from the CIA.[1][2]

* indicates Roads in Country/Territory links.

Country Total
(km)
Density
(km/100 km2)
Paved
(km)
Unpaved
(km)
Controlled-access
(km)
Source
& Year
 
 World 64,285,009 47 N/A N/A N/A 2021
 United States * 6,703,479 70 4,304,715 63% 2,281,895 33% 95,932 1.4% [3] 2019
 India * 6,215,797 189 4,266,046 69% 1,931,751 31% 2,075 0.0% 2020-21[4]
 China * 5,198,000 54 4,943,000 95% 255,000 5% 161,000 3.1% 2020[5]
 Brazil * 2,000,000 23 246,000 12% 1,754,000 88% 11,018 0.6% 2018
 Russia * 1,529,373 9 927,721 61% 355,666 23% 6,768 0.4% [6] 2019
 France * 1,053,215 191 1,053,215 100% 0 0% 11,671 1.1% [7] 2011
 Canada * 1,042,300 10 415,600 40% 626,700 60% 17,041 1.6% [8] 2014
 Australia * 873,573 11 145,928 17% 727,645 83% 1,716 0.2% 2015
 Mexico * 817,596 42 175,526 21% 641,986 79% 10,845 1.3% [9] 2020
 South Africa * 750,000 61 158,124 21% 591,876 79% 1,927 0.3% 2016
 Thailand * 702,577 137 N/A N/A 535.3 0.1% [10] [11]2020
 Spain * 683,175 135 683,175 100% 0 0% 16,205 2.4% 2011
 Germany * 644,480 180 644,480 100% 0 0% 13,183 2.0% [12] 2020
 Sweden * 573,134 127 140,100 24% 433,034 76% 2,050 0.4% 2016
 Vietnam * 570,448 172 148,338 26% 47,130 8% 1,276 0.2% [13] 2019
 Indonesia * 544,474 28 283,102 52% 213,505 39% 2,756 0.5% [14][15] 2019
 Italy * 487,700 162 487,700 100% 0 0% 6,700 1.4% 2007
 Finland * 454,000 135 78,000 17% 350,000 77% 863 0.2% [16] 2019
 Turkey * 438,633 56 24,082 5% 43,251 10% 3,250 0.7% [17] 2020
 United Kingdom * 424,129 175 424,129 100% 0 0% 12,826 3.0% [18][19] 2020
 Poland * 423,997 136 291,000 69% 129,000 30% 4,590 1.1% [20] 2021
 Bangladesh * 369,105 250 110,311 30% 258,794 70% 55 0.0% 2018
 Japan * 351,562 93 N/A N/A 8,795 2.5% 2017
 Argentina * 281,290 10 117,616 42% 163,674 58% 4,423 1.6% 2017
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 Pakistan * 263,775 33 185,063 70% 78,712 30% 2,567 1.0% [21] 2020
 Malaysia * 238,823 72 116,169 49% 28,234 12% 2,001 0.8% [22][23] 2016
 Iran * 223,485 14 195,485 87% 28,000 13% N/A 2018
 Saudi Arabia 221,372 10 47,529 21% 173,843 79% 3,891 1.8% 2006
 Philippines * 216,387 72 61,093 28% 155,294 72% 626 0.3% 2020
 Hungary * 210,791 227 77,087 37% 126,514 60% 1,481 0.7% [24] 2018
 Uzbekistan 209,496 47 120,289 57% 89,207 43% 3,993 1.9% [25] 2021
 Colombia 206,500 18 N/A N/A 2,279 1.1% 2016
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 Nigeria 195,000 21 60,000 31% 135,000 69% N/A 2017
 Kenya * 177,800 30 14,420 8% 147,032 83% N/A 2018
 Ukraine * 169,694 28 166,095 98% 3,599 2% 17 0.0% 2012
 Myanmar 157,000 23 34,700 22% 122,300 78% N/A 2013
 Uganda 146,000 60 4,257 3% 16,287 11% N/A [26] 2019
 Mali * 139,107 11 0 0% 139,107 100% N/A 2018
 Netherlands 139,000 332 N/A N/A 3,530 2.5%
 Austria * 126,400 151 N/A N/A 2,258 1.8% 2021
 Ethiopia 120,171 11 0 0% 120,171 100% N/A 2018
 Belgium * 118,414 388 118,414 100% 0 0% 1,747 1.5% 2015
 Greece * 117,000 89 0 0% 117,000 100% N/A 2018
 Sri Lanka * 114,093 174 16,977 15% 97,116 85% N/A 2010
 South Korea * 110,714 111 92,795 84% 7,633 7% 4,767 4.3% [27] 2018
 Ghana 109,515 46 13,787 13% 95,728 87% N/A 2009
 New Zealand 96,817 36 64,957 67% 31,860 33% 232 0.2% [28][29] 2020
 Switzerland * 84,114 204 N/A N/A 1,544 1.8% 2021
 Uruguay * 77,732 44 7,743 10% 69,989 90% N/A 2010
 Denmark * 73,574 171 N/A N/A 4,130 5.6% 2010
 Zambia * 67,671 9 14,888 22% 52,783 78% N/A 2018
 Cambodia * 55,000 30 12,239 22% 35,024 64% N/A [30] 2014
 Ecuador 43,216 17 8,161 19% 35,055 81% N/A 2015
 Taiwan 41,475 42,793 103% 413 1% 1,053 2.5% [31] 2019
 Chad 40,000 3 25,000 63% 15,000 38% N/A 2018
 Laos * 39,586 17 5,415 14% 34,171 86% N/A 2009
 Slovakia * 38,985 80 56,926 146% 765 2% N/A [32] 2018
 Slovenia * 38,985 192 38,985 100% 0 0% 769 2.0% 2012
 Libya 37,000 2 34,000 92% 3,000 8% N/A 2010
 Afghanistan * 34,903 5 17,903 51% 17,000 49% N/A 2017
 Kyrgyzstan 34,000 17 0 0% 34,000 100% N/A 2018
 Botswana * 31,747 5 9,810 31% 21,937 69% N/A 2017
 Madagascar * 31,640 5 0 0% 31,640 100% N/A 2018
 Mozambique 31,083 4 7,365 24% 23,718 76% N/A 2015
 Sudan 31,000 8,000 26% 23,000 74% N/A 2019
 Tajikistan 30,000 21 0 0% 30,000 100% N/A 2018
 Nepal * 27,990 19 11,890 42% 16,100 58% N/A 2016
 Croatia * 26,958 48 0 0% 26,958 100% 1,416 5.3% 2015
 Puerto Rico * 26,862 303 0 0% 26,862 100% 454 1.7% 2012
 North Korea * 25,554 21 724 3% 24,830 97% N/A 2006
 Central African Republic 24,000 4 700 3% 23,300 97% N/A 2018
 Nicaragua 23,897 18 3,346 14% 20,551 86% N/A 2014
 Congo 23,324 7 3,111 13% 20,213 87% N/A 2017
 Bosnia and Herzegovina * 22,926 45 19,426 85% 3,500 15% N/A 2010
 Jamaica * 22,121 201 16,148 73% 5,973 27% 44 0.2% 2011
 Lebanon 21,705 208 0 0% 21,705 100% N/A 2017
 Georgia * 20,295 29 0 0% 20,295 100% N/A 2018
 Tunisia 20,000 12 0 0% 20,000 100% N/A 2015
 Cyprus * 19,901 215 12,901 65% 8,631 43% 272 1.4% 2016
 Dominican Republic 19,705 41 9,872 50% 9,833 50% N/A 2002
 Israel * 19,555 89 19,555 100% 0 0% 449 2.3% 2017
 Bulgaria * 19,512 18 19,235 99% 277 1% 458 2.3% 2011
 Niger * 18,949 1 3,912 21% 15,037 79% N/A 2010
 Guatemala 17,621 16 7,489 43% 10,132 57% N/A 2016
 Senegal * 16,665 8 6,126 37% 10,539 63% 241 1.4% 2017
 Benin 16,000 14 1,400 9% 14,600 91% N/A 2006
 Eritrea 16,000 14 1,600 10% 14,400 90% N/A 2018
 Malawi * 15,452 13 4,074 26% 11,378 74% N/A 2015
 Burkina Faso 15,304 6 3,642 24% 11,662 76% N/A 2014
 Somalia 15,000 2 0 0% 15,000 100% N/A 2018
 Honduras 14,742 13 3,367 23% 11,375 77% N/A 2012
 Gabon * 14,300 5 900 6% 13,400 94% N/A 2001
 North Macedonia * 14,182 55 9,633 68% 4,549 32% 290 2.0% 2017
 Iceland * 12,898 13 5,647 44% 7,251 56% N/A 2012
 Burundi 12,322 44 1,500 12% 10,822 88% N/A 2016
 Mauritania 12,253 1 3,988 33% 8,265 67% N/A 2018
 Bhutan 12,205 32 437 4% 11,768 96% N/A 2017
 Togo 11,734 21 1,794 15% 8,157 70% N/A 2020
 Sierra Leone 11,700 16 1,051 9% 10,650 91% N/A 2015
 Liberia 10,600 10 657 6% 9,943 94% N/A 2018
 Moldova * 9,352 28 8,835 94% 517 6% N/A 2012
 Papua New Guinea 9,349 2 3,000 32% 6,349 68% N/A 2011
 El Salvador 9,012 43 5,341 59% 3,671 41% N/A 2017
 Montenegro * 7,762 56 7,141 92% 621 8% N/A 2010
 Armenia * 7,700 26 3,780 49% 3,920 51% N/A 2019
 Jordan 7,203 8 7,203 100% 0 0% N/A 2011
 Qatar 7,039 61 7039 100% 0 0% N/A 2016
 East Timor 6,040 40 2,600 43% 3,440 57% N/A 2008
 Lesotho 5,940 20 1,069 18% 4,871 82% N/A 2011
 Kuwait * 5,749 32 4,887 85% 862 15% N/A 2018
 New Caledonia 5,622 30 0 0% 5,622 100% N/A 2006
 Costa Rica 5,035 10 0 0% 5,035 100% N/A 2017
 Rwanda 4,700 18 1,207 26% 3,493 74% N/A 2012
 West Bank 4,686 78 4,686 100% 0 0% N/A 2010
 Guinea-Bissau 4,400 12 453 10% 3,947 90% N/A 2018
 Suriname 4,304 3 1,119 26% 3,185 74% N/A 2003
 Haiti 4,266 15 768 18% 3,498 82% N/A 2009
 Bahrain 4,122 537 3,392 82% 730 18% N/A 2010
 United Arab Emirates 4,080 5 4,080 100% 0 0% 253 6.2% 2008
 Guyana 3,995 2 799 20% 3,196 80% N/A 2019
 Albania * 3,945 14 0 0% 3,945 100% N/A 2018
 Swaziland 3,769 22 0 0% 3,769 100% N/A 2019
 Singapore * 3,500 489 3,500 100% 0 0% 164 4.7% 2017
 Fiji 3,440 19 1,686 49% 1,754 51% N/A 2011
 Belize * 3,281 14 601 18% 2,680 82% N/A 2017
 Gambia 2,977 26 518 17% 2,459 83% N/A 2011
 Brunei * 2,976 52 2,559 86% 417 14% N/A 2014
 Djibouti 2,893 12 0 0% 2,893 100% N/A 2013
 Equatorial Guinea 2,880 10 0 0% 2,880 100% N/A 2017
 Luxembourg * 2,875 111 0 0% 2,875 100% N/A 2019
 Bahamas 2,700 19 1,620 60% 1,080 40% N/A 2011
 French Polynesia 2,590 65 1,735 67% 855 33% N/A 1999
 Mauritius 2,428 123 2,379 98% 49 2% 99 4.1% 2015
 Malta * 2,254 713 1,973 88% 281 12% N/A 2001
 Hong Kong * 2,107 191 2,107 100% 0 0% N/A 2017
 Marshall Islands 2,028 1,120 75 4% 1,953 96% N/A 2007
 Kosovo * 2,012 1,921 95% 91 5% 78 3.9% 2015
 Barbados * 1,700 395 1,700 100% 0 0% N/A 2015
 Dominica 1,512 201 762 50% 750 50% N/A 2018
 Solomon Islands 1,390 5 34 2% 1,356 98% N/A 2011
 Cape Verde * 1,350 33 932 69% 418 31% N/A 2013
 São Tomé and Príncipe 1,300 135 230 18% 1,070 82% N/A 2018
 U.S. Virgin Islands 1,260 363 0 0% 1,260 100% N/A 2008
 Saint Lucia 1,210 224 847 70% 363 30% N/A 2011
 Antigua and Barbuda * 1,170 265 386 33% 784 67% N/A 2011
 Samoa 1,150 40 0 0% 1,150 100% N/A 2018
 Grenada 1,127 328 902 80% 225 20% N/A 2017
 Vanuatu 1,070 9 256 24% 814 76% N/A 2000
 Guam 1,045 190 0 0% 1,045 100% N/A 2008
 Faroe Islands 960 69 500 52% 460 48% N/A 2017
 Comoros 880 39 673 76% 207 24% N/A 2002
 Cayman Islands 785 297 785 100% 0 0% N/A 2007
 Tonga 680 91 184 27% 496 73% N/A 2011
 Kiribati 670 92 0 0% 670 100% N/A 2017
 Liechtenstein 630 394 0 0% 630 100% N/A 2019
 Jersey * 576 497 0 0% 576 100% N/A 2010
 Curaçao 550 124 0 0% 550 100% N/A
 Northern Mariana Islands 536 117 0 0% 536 100% N/A 2008
 Seychelles 526 115 514 98% 12 2% N/A 2015
 Isle of Man * 500 87 0 0% 500 100% N/A 2008
 Bermuda 447 843 447 100% 225 50% N/A 2010
 Falkland Islands 440 4 50 11% 390 89% N/A 2008
 Macau * 428 1,427 428 100% 0 0% N/A 2017
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 383 147 163 43% 220 57% N/A 2002
 Andorra * 320 68 0 0% 320 100% N/A 2019
 Cook Islands 295 125 207 70% 88 30% N/A 2018
 San Marino 292 479 292 100% 0 0% N/A 2006
 American Samoa 241 121 0 0% 241 100% N/A 2016
 Niue 234 90 0 0% 234 100% N/A 2017
 British Virgin Islands 200 132 0 0% 200 100% N/A 2007
 Saint Helena 198 162 0 0% 198 100% N/A 2002
 Anguilla 175 192 0 0% 175 100% N/A 2004
 Christmas Island 140 0 0% 140 100% N/A 2011
 Turks and Caicos Islands 121 13 0 0% 121 100% N/A 2003
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 117 48 0 0% 117 100% N/A 2009
 Maldives * 93 31 0 0% 93 100% N/A 2018
 Norfolk Island 80 222 0 0% 80 100% N/A 2008
 Sint Maarten 53 0 0% 53 100% N/A
 Nauru 30 143 0 0% 30 100% N/A 2002
 Gibraltar * 29 483 0 0% 29 100% N/A 2007
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 22 0 0% 22 100% N/A 2007
 Tuvalu 8 31 0 0% 8 100% N/A 2011

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ St. Petersburg M-11 to Krasnodar by M-4 - 2024 km of expressway
  2. ^ Includes trunk roads

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