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Highway Statistics 2008

Road System Measures for Selected Countries (Metric) 1/

April 2010
Table IN-3

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ASIA EUROPE NORTH AMERICA
CHINA 2/
(2006)
JAPAN
(2009)
FRANCE
(2007)
GERMANY
(2006)
UNITED
KINGDOM
(2007)
CANADA
(2007)
MEXICO
(2007)
UNITED
STATES 3/
(2008)
Major Roads
Total Kilometers
96,297 61,730 20,125 53,010 52,682 103,000 47,196 351,428
Major Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
0.07 0.49 0.31 0.64 0.86 3.08 0.42 1.14
Major Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.01 0.17 0.03 0.15 0.22 0.01 0.02 0.04
Secondary Roads
Total Kilometers
3,399,960 1,135,269 931,000 591,461 367,327 1,306,000 312,879 6,181,466
Secondary Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
2.54 8.93 14.53 7.18 6.01 39.00 2.81 20.12
Secondary Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.36 3.11 1.45 1.70 1.52 0.14 0.16 0.67
All Roads
Total Kilometers
3,496,257 1,196,999 951,125 644,471 420,009 1,409,000 360,075 6,532,894
All Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
2.61 9.42 14.85 7.83 6.87 42.08 3.24 21.27
All Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.37 3.28 1.49 1.85 1.74 0.15 0.19 0.71

1/ Sources: Country data sources is from the "World Road Statistics-2009," International Road Federation, except the United States which is from the "Highway Statistics 2008", and Canada data from Transport Canada.

2/ Data includes mainland China and China Taipai.

3/ Data is from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2008, Table HM-20M. Major roads include: Interstate, Other Principal Arterials, nad Other Freeways and Expressways. Secondary roads include Minor Arterials, Minor Collectors, and Local roads .

Bar graph referring to Road Kilometers per 1,000 Persons detailed in table IN-3 above.

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