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Highway Statistics Series

Highway Statistics 1998


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ROAD SYSTEM MEASURES FOR SELECTED COUNTRIES – 1997

OCTOBER 1999
TABLE IN-2

  ASIA EUROPE AMERICA
JAPAN 1/ FRANCE GERMANY SWEDEN UNITED KINGDOM CANADA 2/ CHILE MEXICO UNITED STATES
Major RoadsTotal Kilometers 59,210 37,900 52,728 16,043 15,563 139,758 13,562 52,340 699,669
Major Roads Kilometers per 1000 Persons 0.47 0.65 0.64 1.81 0.27 4.61 0.94 0.54 2.61
Major Roads Kilometers per Square Kilometer 0.16 0.07 0.15 0.04 0.06 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.08
Secondary Roads Total Kilometers 1,088,322 855,000 603,346 196,145 354,304 762,144 65,515 199,500 6,619,708
Secondary Roads Kilometers per 1000 Persons 8.64 14.59 7.35 22.13 6.15 25.12 4.54 2.04 24.73
Secondary Roads Kilometers per Square Kilometer 2.90 1.57 1.73 0.48 1.47 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.61
All Roads Total Kilometers 1,147,532 892,900 656,074 210,760 369,887 901,902 79,077 252,000 7,319,377
All Roads Kilometers per 1000 Persons 9.11 15.23 7.99 23.77 6.42 29.73 5.48 2.58 27.35
All Roads Kilometers per Square Kilometer 3.06 1.64 1.88 0.51 1.53 0.10 0.11 0.13 0.69

Sources: Prepared from "World Road Statistics," International Road Federation, 1999, "Highway Statistics 1997," FHWA.

1/ Data for Japan are for 1996.

2/ Data for Canada are for 1995.

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