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Highway Statistics 2011


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Road System Measures for Selected Countries (Metric) 1/

Table IN-3

October 2012

ASIA EUROPE NORTH AMERICA
CHINA 2/
JAPAN 3/
FRANCE
GERMANY
U.K.
CANADA
MEXICO
U.S. 4/
Major Roads
Total Kilometers
140,619 58,613 20,446 52,529 52,697 83,384 47,645 535,922
Major Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
0.10 0.46 0.31 0.65 0.84 2.43 0.41 1.71
Major Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.01 0.16 0.03 0.15 0.22 0.01 0.02 0.06
Secondary Roads
Total Kilometers
3,869,686 277,966 1,008,000 591,253 366,931 958,916 321,291 6,009,404
Secondary Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
2.88 2.18 15.36 7.27 5.82 27.96 2.79 19.15
Secondary Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.40 0.76 1.57 1.70 1.52 0.11 0.17 0.66
All Roads
Total Kilometers
4,010,305 336,579 1,028,446 643,782 419,628 1,042,300 368,936 6,545,326
All Roads
Kilometers per 1000 Persons
2.99 2.64 15.67 7.92 6.66 30.39 3.21 20.86
All Roads
Kilometers per Square Kilometer
0.42 0.92 1.61 1.85 1.73 0.11 0.19 0.71

1/ Sources: Country data sources is from the "World Road Statistics-2012," International Road Federation, including the United States which supplies the data to the International Road Federation, from FHWA's annual Highway Statistics report.

2/ Data includes mainland China and China Hong Kong.

3/ Japan excluded road networks with less than 5.5m in width.

4/ Data is from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics series, Table HM-20M. Major roads include: Interstate, Other Principal Arterials, Other Freeways and Expressways, and Major Collectors. Secondary roads include Minor Arterials, Minor Collectors, and Local roads . Does not include Puerto Rico. Data is for 2010.

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