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Highway Statistics 2009

Road System Measures for Selected Countries (Metric) 1/

October 2010
Table IN-3

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ASIA EUROPE NORTH AMERICA
CHINA 2/
JAPAN
FRANCE
GERMANY
U.K.
CANADA
MEXICO
U.S. 3/
Major Roads
Total Kilometers
116,558 61,930 20,200 52,848 52,634 103,000 47,348 350,181
Major Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
0.09 0.49 0.32 0.64 0.86 3.05 0.42 1.13
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
3,615,646 1,138,928 931,000 591,440 52,634 1,306,000 307,323 6,156,040
Secondary Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
2.72 8.98 14.53 7.19 0.86 38.69 2.73 19.84
Secondary Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.38 3.12 1.45 1.70 0.22 0.14 0.16 0.67
All Roads
Total Kilometers
3,732,204 1,200,858 951,200 644,288 105,268 1,409,000 354,671 6,506,221
All Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
2.81 9.47 14.85 7.83 1.72 41.74 3.15 20.97
All Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.39 3.29 1.49 1.85 0.44 0.15 0.18 0.71

1/ Sources: Country data sources is from the "World Road Statistics-2010," International Road Federation, except the United States which is from the "Highway Statistics 2009".

2/ Data includes mainland China and China Hong Kong.

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 . Does not include Puerto Rico.

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

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