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This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryROADWAYS(KM)
Afghanistan total: 42,150 km
paved: 12,350 km
unpaved: 29,800 km (2006)
Albania total: 18,000 km
paved: 7,020 km
unpaved: 10,980 km (2002)
Algeria total: 113,655 km
paved: 87,605 km (includes 645 km of expressways)
unpaved: 26,050 km (2010)
American Samoa total: 241 km (2008)
Andorra total: 320 km (2008)
Angola total: 51,429 km
paved: 5,349 km
unpaved: 46,080 km (2001)
Anguilla total: 175 km
paved: 82 km
unpaved: 93 km (2004)
Antigua and Barbuda total: 1,170 km
paved: 386 km
unpaved: 784 km (2011)
Argentina total: 231,374 km
paved: 69,412 km (includes 734 km of expressways)
unpaved: 161,962 km (2004)
Armenia total: 7,792 km (2013)
Australia total: 823,217 km
paved: 356,343 km
unpaved: 466,874 km (2011)
Austria total: 124,508 km
paved: 124,508 km (includes 1,719 km of expressways) (2012)
Azerbaijan total: 52,942 km
paved: 26,789 km
unpaved: 26,153 km (2006)
Bahamas, The total: 2,700 km
paved: 1,620 km
unpaved: 1,080 km (2011)
Bahrain total: 4,122 km
paved: 3,392 km
unpaved: 730 km (2010)
Bangladesh total: 21,269 km
paved: 1,063 km
unpaved: 20,206 km (2010)
Barbados total: 1,600 km
paved: 1,600 km (2011)
Belarus total: 86,392 km
paved: 74,651 km
unpaved: 11,741 km (2010)
Belgium total: 154,012 km
paved: 120,514 km (includes 1,756 km of expressways)
unpaved: 33,498 km (2010)
Belize total: 2,870 km
paved: 488 km
unpaved: 2,382 km (2011)
Benin total: 16,000 km
paved: 1,400 km
unpaved: 14,600 km (2006)
Bermuda total: 447 km
paved: 447 km
note: 225 km public roads; 222 km private roads (2010)
Bhutan total: 10,578 km
paved: 2,975 km (includes 2,180 km of natonal highways)
unpaved: 7,603 km (2013)
Bolivia total: 80,488 km
paved: 11,993 km
unpaved: 68,495 km (2010)
Bosnia and Herzegovina total: 22,926 km
paved: 19,426 km (4,652 km of interurban roads)
unpaved: 3,500 km (2010)
Botswana total: 17,916 km
note: includes 8,916 km of Public Highway Network roads (6,116 km paved and 2,800 km unpaved) and 9,000 km of District Council roads (2011)
Brazil total: 1,580,964 km
paved: 212,798 km
unpaved: 1,368,166 km
note: does not include urban roads (2010)
British Indian Ocean Territory note: short section of paved road between port and airfield on Diego Garcia
British Virgin Islands total: 200 km
paved: 200 km (2007)
Brunei total: 3,029 km
paved: 2,425 km
unpaved: 604 km (2010)
Bulgaria total: 19,512 km
paved: 19,235 km (includes 458 km of expressways)
unpaved: 277 km
note: does not include Category IV local roads (2011)
Burkina Faso total: 15,272 km
note: does not include urban roads (2010)
Burma total: 34,377 km (includes 358 km of expressways) (2010)
Burundi total: 12,322 km
paved: 1,286 km
unpaved: 11,036 km (2004)
Cabo Verde total: 1,350 km
paved: 932 km
unpaved: 418 km (2013)
Cambodia total: 44,709 km
paved: 3,607 km
unpaved: 41,102 km (2010)
Cameroon total: 51,350 km
paved: 4,108 km
unpaved: 47,242 km
note: there are 28,857 km of national roads (2011)
Canada total: 1,042,300 km
paved: 415,600 km (includes 17,000 km of expressways)
unpaved: 626,700 km (2011)
Cayman Islands total: 785 km
paved: 785 km (2007)
Central African Republic total: 20,278 km (2010)
Chad total: 40,000 km
note: consists of 25,000 km of national and regional roads and 15,000 km of local roads; 206 km of urban roads are paved (2011)
Chile total: 77,764 km
paved: 18,119 km (includes 2,387 km of expressways)
unpaved: 59,645 km (2010)
China total: 4,106,387 km
paved: 3,453,890 km (includes 84,946 km of expressways)
unpaved: 652,497 km (2011)
Christmas Island total: 140 km
paved: 30 km
unpaved: 110 km (2011)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands total: 22 km
paved: 10 km
unpaved: 12 km (2007)
Colombia total: 141,374 km (2010)
Comoros total: 880 km
paved: 673 km
unpaved: 207 km (2002)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the total: 153,497 km
paved: 2,794 km
unpaved: 150,703 km (2004)
Congo, Republic of the total: 17,289 km
paved: 864 km
unpaved: 16,425 km (2004)
Cook Islands total: 320 km
paved: 33 km
unpaved: 287 km (2003)
Costa Rica total: 39,018 km
paved: 10,133 km
unpaved: 28,885 km (2010)
Cote d'Ivoire total: 81,996 km
paved: 6,502 km
unpaved: 75,494 km
note: includes intercity and urban roads; another 20,000 km of dirt roads are in poor condition and 150,000 km of dirt roads are impassable (2007)
Croatia total: 26,958 km (includes 1,416 km of expressways) (2015)
Cuba total: 60,858 km
paved: 29,820 km (includes 639 km of expressways)
unpaved: 31,038 km (2001)
Curacao total: 550 km
Cyprus total: 20,006 km
government control: 13,006 km (includes 2,277 km of expressways)
paved: 8,564 km
unpaved: 4,442 km
Turkish Cypriot control: 7,000 km (2011)
Czech Republic total: 130,671 km (includes urban roads)
paved: 130,671 km (includes 730 km of expressways) (2010)
Denmark total: 73,929 km
paved: 73,929 km (includes 1,143 km of expressways) (2012)
Djibouti total: 3,065 km
paved: 1,226 km
unpaved: 1,839 km (2000)
Dominica total: 1,512 km
paved: 762 km
unpaved: 750 km (2010)
Dominican Republic total: 19,705 km
paved: 9,872 km
unpaved: 9,833 km (2002)
Ecuador total: 43,670 km
paved: 6,472 km
unpaved: 37,198 km (2007)
Egypt total: 137,430 km
paved: 126,742 km (includes 838 km of expressways)
unpaved: 10,688 km (2010)
El Salvador total: 6,918 km
paved: 3,247 km (includes 341 km of expressways)
unpaved: 3,671 km (2010)
Equatorial Guinea total: 2,880 km (2000)
Eritrea total: 4,010 km
paved: 874 km
unpaved: 3,136 km (2000)
Estonia total: 58,412 km (includes urban roads)
paved: 10,427 km (includes 115 km of expressways)
unpaved: 47,985 km (2011)
Ethiopia total: 44,359 km
paved: 6,064 km
unpaved: 38,295 km (2007)
European Union total: 10,582,653 km (2013)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) total: 440 km
paved: 50 km
unpaved: 390 km (2008)
Faroe Islands total: 463 km (2006)
Fiji total: 3,440 km
paved: 1,686 km
unpaved: 1,754 km (2011)
Finland total: 454,000 km
highways: 78,000 km (50,000 paved, including 700 km of expressways; 28,000 unpaved)
urban roads: 26,000 km
private and forest roads: 350,000 km (2012)
France total: 1,028,446 km (metropolitan France; includes 11,416 km of expressways)
note: not included are 5,100 km of roadways in overseas departments (2010)
French Polynesia total: 2,590 km
paved: 1,735 km
unpaved: 855 km (1999)
Gabon total: 9,170 km
paved: 1,097 km
unpaved: 8,073 km (2007)
Gambia, The total: 3,740 km
paved: 711 km
unpaved: 3,029 km (2011)
Gaza Strip note: see entry for West Bank
Georgia total: 19,109 km
paved: 19,109 km (includes 69 km of expressways) (2010)
Germany total: 645,000 km
paved: 645,000 km (includes 12,800 km of expressways)
note: includes local roads (2010)
Ghana total: 109,515 km
paved: 13,787 km
unpaved: 95,728 km (2009)
Gibraltar total: 29 km
paved: 29 km (2007)
Greece total: 116,960 km
paved: 41,357 km (includes 1,091 km of expressways)
unpaved: 75,603 km (2010)
Greenland note: although there are short roads in towns, there are no roads between towns; inter-urban transport is either by sea or by air (2012)
Grenada total: 1,127 km
paved: 687 km
unpaved: 440 km (2001)
Guam total: 1,045 km (2008)
Guatemala total: 11,501 km
paved: 6,797 km (includes 127 km of expressways)
unpaved: 4,704 km (2010)
Guinea-Bissau total: 3,455 km
paved: 965 km
unpaved: 2,490 km (2002)
Guinea total: 44,348 km
paved: 4,342 km
unpaved: 40,006 km (2003)
Guyana total: 7,970 km
paved: 590 km
unpaved: 7,380 km (2000)
Haiti total: 4,266 km
paved: 768 km
unpaved: 3,498 km (2009)
Honduras total: 14,742 km
paved: 3,367 km
unpaved: 11,375 km (1,543 km summer only)
note: an additional 8,951 km of non-official roads used by the coffee industry (2012)
Hong Kong total: 2,099 km
paved: 2,099 km (2014)
Hungary total: 199,567 km
paved: 76,075 km (includes 1,477 km of expressways)
unpaved: 123,492 km (2010)
Iceland total: 12,890 km
paved/oiled gravel: 4,782 km (excludes urban roads)
unpaved: 8,108 km (2012)
India total: 4,689,842 km
note: includes 79,116 km of national highways and expressways, 155,716 km of state highways, and 4,455,010 km of other roads (2013)
Indonesia total: 496,607 km
paved: 283,102 km
unpaved: 213,505 km (2011)
Iran total: 198,866 km
paved: 160,366 km (includes 1,948 km of expressways)
unpaved: 38,500 km (2010)
Iraq total: 59,623 km
paved: 59,623 km (includes Kurdistan Region) (2012)
Ireland total: 96,036 km
paved: 96,036 km (includes 1,224 km of expressways) (2014)
Isle of Man total: 500 km (2008)
Israel total: 18,566 km
paved: 18,566 km (includes 449 km of expressways) (2011)
Italy total: 487,700 km
paved: 487,700 km (includes 6,700 km of expressways) (2007)
Jamaica total: 22,121 km (includes 44 km of expressways)
paved: 16,148 km
unpaved: 5,973 km (2011)
Japan total: 1,217,128 km
paved: 988,536 km (includes 7,803 km of expressways)
unpaved: 228,592 km (2013)
Jersey total: 576 km (2010)
Jordan total: 7,203 km
paved: 7,203 km (2011)
Kazakhstan total: 97,418 km
paved: 87,140 km
unpaved: 10,278 km (2012)
Kenya total: 160,878 km
paved: 11,189 km
unpaved: 149,689 km
note: includes 99 km of urban and other roads (2013)
Kiribati total: 670 km (2011)
Korea, North total: 25,554 km
paved: 724 km
unpaved: 24,830 km (2006)
Korea, South total: 104,983 km
paved: 83,199 km (includes 3,779 km of expressways)
unpaved: 21,784 km (2009)
Kosovo total: 2,003 km
paved: 1,883 km (includes 38 km of expressways)
unpaved: 120 km (2014)
Kuwait total: 6,608 km (2010)
Kyrgyzstan total: 34,000 km (2007)
Laos total: 39,568 km
paved: 530 km
unpaved: 39,038 km (2007)
Latvia total: 72,440 km
paved: 14,707 km
unpaved: 57,733 km (2013)
Lebanon total: 6,970 km (includes 170 km of expressways) (2005)
Lesotho total: 5,940 km
paved: 1,069 km
unpaved: 4,871 km (2011)
Liberia total: 10,600 km
paved: 657 km
unpaved: 9,943 km (2000)
Libya total: 100,024 km
paved: 57,214 km
unpaved: 42,810 km (2003)
Liechtenstein total: 380 km
paved: 380 km (2012)
Lithuania total: 84,166 km
paved: 72,297 km (includes 312 km of expressways)
unpaved: 11,869 km (2012)
Luxembourg total: 2,899 km
paved: 2,899 km (includes 152 km of expressways) (2011)
Macau total: 421 km
paved: 421 km (2013)
Macedonia total: 14,182 km (includes 242 km of expressways)
paved: 9,633 km
unpaved: 4,549 km (2014)
Madagascar total: 34,476 km
paved: 5,613 km
unpaved: 28,863 km (2010)
Malawi total: 15,450 km
paved: 6,951 km
unpaved: 8,499 km (2011)
Malaysia total: 144,403 km (excludes local roads)
paved: 116,169 km (includes 1,821 km of expressways)
unpaved: 28,234 km (2010)
Maldives total: 88 km
paved roads: 88 km - 60 km in Male; 14 km on Addu Atolis; 14 km on Laamu
note: island roads are mainly compacted coral (2013)
Mali total: 22,474 km
paved: 5,522 km
unpaved: 16,952 km (2009)
Malta total: 3,096 km
paved: 2,704 km
unpaved: 392 km (2008)
Marshall Islands total: 2,028 km
paved: 75 km
note: roads are mostly unimproved (2007)
Mauritania total: 10,628 km
paved: 3,158 km
unpaved: 7,470 km (2010)
Mauritius total: 2,149 km
paved: 2,149 km (includes 75 km of expressways) (2012)
Mexico total: 377,660 km
paved: 137,544 km (includes 7,176 km of expressways)
unpaved: 240,116 km (2012)
Micronesia, Federated States of total: 388 km
paved: 184 km
unpaved: 204 km (2015)
Moldova total: 9,352 km
paved: 8,835 km
unpaved: 517 km (2012)
Monaco total: 77 km
paved: 77 km (2010)
Mongolia total: 49,249 km
paved: 4,800 km
unpaved: 44,449 km (2013)
Montenegro total: 7,762 km
paved: 7,141 km
unpaved: 621 km (2010)
Montserrat note: volcanic eruptions that began in 1995 destroyed most of the 227 km road system; a new road infrastructure has been built on the north end of the island (2008)
Morocco total: 58,395 km
paved: 41,116 km (includes 1,080 km of expressways)
unpaved: 17,279 km (2010)
Mozambique total: 30,331 km
paved: 6,303 km
unpaved: 24,028 km (2009)
Namibia total: 44,138 km
paved: 6,387 km
unpaved: 37,751 km (2010)
Nauru total: 30 km
paved: 24 km
unpaved: 6 km (2002)
Nepal total: 10,844 km
paved: 4,952 km
unpaved: 5,892 km (2010)
Netherlands total: 138,641 km (includes 3,530 km of expressways) (2014)
New Caledonia total: 5,622 km (2006)
New Zealand total: 94,902 km
paved: 62,759 km (includes 199 km of expressways)
unpaved: 32,143 km (2012)
Nicaragua total: 23,897 km
paved: 3,282 km
unpaved: 20,615 km (2012)
Nigeria total: 193,200 km
paved: 28,980 km
unpaved: 164,220 km (2004)
Niger total: 18,949 km
paved: 3,912 km
unpaved: 15,037 km (2010)
Niue total: 120 km
paved: 120 km (2011)
Norfolk Island total: 80 km
paved: 53 km
unpaved: 27 km (2008)
Northern Mariana Islands total: 536 km (2008)
Norway total: 93,870 km (includes 393 km of expressways)
paved: 75,754 km
unpaved: 18,116 km (2013)
Oman total: 60,230 km
paved: 29,685 km (includes 1,943 km of expressways)
unpaved: 30,545 km (2012)
Pakistan total: 262,256 km
paved: 189,218 km (includes 708 km of expressways)
unpaved: 73,038 km (2010)
Panama total: 15,137 km
paved: 6,351 km
unpaved: 8,786 km (2010)
Papua New Guinea total: 9,349 km
paved: 3,000 km
unpaved: 6,349 km (2011)
Paraguay total: 32,059 km
paved: 4,860 km
unpaved: 27,199 km (2010)
Peru total: 140,672 km (18,699 km paved)
note: includes 24,593 km of national roads (14,748 km paved), 24,235 km of departmental roads (2,340 km paved), and 91,844 km of local roads (1,611 km paved) (2012)
Philippines total: 216,387 km
paved: 61,093 km
unpaved: 155,294 km (2014)
Poland total: 412,035 km
paved: 280,719 km (includes 2,418 km of expressways)
unpaved: 131,316 km (2012)
Portugal total: 82,900 km
paved: 71,294 km (includes 2,613 km of expressways)
unpaved: 11,606 km (2008)
Puerto Rico total: 26,862 km (includes 454 km of expressways) (2012)
Qatar total: 9,830 km (2010)
Romania total: 84,185 km
paved: 49,873 km (includes 337 km of expressways)
unpaved: 34,312 km (2012)
Russia total: 1,283,387 km
paved: 927,721 km (includes 39,143 km of expressways)
unpaved: 355,666 km (2012)
Rwanda total: 4,700 km
paved: 1,207 km
unpaved: 3,493 km (2012)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha total: 198 km (Saint Helena 138 km, Ascension 40 km, Tristan da Cunha 20 km)
paved: 168 km (Saint Helena 118 km, Ascension 40 km, Tristan da Cunha 10 km)
unpaved: 30 km (Saint Helena 20 km, Tristan da Cunha 10 km) (2002)
Saint Kitts and Nevis total: 383 km
paved: 163 km
unpaved: 220 km (2002)
Saint Lucia total: 1,210 km
paved: 847 km
unpaved: 363 km (2011)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon total: 117 km
paved: 80 km
unpaved: 37 km (2009)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines total: 829 km
paved: 580 km
unpaved: 249 km (2003)
Samoa total: 2,337 km
paved: 332 km
unpaved: 2,005 km (2001)
San Marino total: 292 km
paved: 292 km (2006)
Sao Tome and Principe total: 320 km
paved: 218 km
unpaved: 102 km (2000)
Saudi Arabia total: 221,372 km
paved: 47,529 km (includes 3,891 km of expressways)
unpaved: 173,843 km (2006)
Senegal total: 15,000 km
paved: 5,300 km (includes 7 km of expressways)
unpaved: 9,700 km (2015)
Serbia total: 44,248 km
paved: 28,000 km
unpaved: 16,248 km (2010)
Seychelles total: 508 km
paved: 490 km
unpaved: 18 km (2010)
Sierra Leone total: 11,300 km
paved: 904 km
unpaved: 10,396 km (2002)
Singapore total: 3,425 km
paved: 3,425 km (includes 161 km of expressways) (2012)
Sint Maarten total: 53 km
Slovakia total: 54,869 km (includes local roads, national roads, and 420 km of highways) (2012)
Slovenia total: 38,985 km
paved: 38,985 km (includes 769 km of expressways) (2012)
Solomon Islands total: 1,390 km
paved: 34 km
unpaved: 1,356 km
note: includes 920 km of private plantation roads (2011)
Somalia total: 22,100 km
paved: 2,608 km
unpaved: 19,492 km (2000)
South Africa total: 747,014 km
paved: 158,952 km
unpaved: 588,062 km (2014)
South Sudan total: 7,000 km
note: most of the road network is unpaved and much of it is in disrepair; a 192-km paved road between the capital, Juba, and Nimule on the Ugandan border was constructed with USAID funds in 2012 (2012)
Spain total: 683,175 km
paved: 683,175 km (includes 16,205 km of expressways) (2011)
Sri Lanka total: 114,093 km
paved: 16,977 km
unpaved: 97,116 km (2010)
Sudan total: 11,900 km
paved: 4,320 km
unpaved: 7,580 km (2000)
Suriname total: 4,304 km
paved: 1,130 km
unpaved: 3,174 km (2003)
Swaziland total: 3,594 km
paved: 1,078 km
unpaved: 2,516 km (2002)
Sweden total: 579,564 km (includes 1,913 km of expressways)
paved: 135,444 km
unpaved: 444,412 km
note: includes 104,705 km of state roads, 433,034 km of private roads, and 41,825 km of municipal roads (2010)
Switzerland total: 71,464 km
paved: 71,464 km (includes 1,415 of expressways) (2011)
Syria total: 69,873 km
paved: 63,060 km
unpaved: 6,813 km (2010)
Taiwan total: 42,520 km
paved: 42,078 km (includes 1,348 km of highways and 737 km of expressways)
unpaved: 442 km (2013)
Tajikistan total: 27,767 km (2000)
Tanzania total: 86,472 km
paved: 7,092 km
unpaved: 79,380 km (2010)
Thailand total: 180,053 km (includes 450 km of expressways) (2006)
Timor-Leste total: 6,040 km
paved: 2,600 km
unpaved: 3,440 km (2005)
Togo total: 11,652 km
paved: 2,447 km
unpaved: 9,205 km (2007)
Tonga total: 680 km
paved: 184 km
unpaved: 496 km (2011)
Trinidad and Tobago total: 8,320 km
paved: 4,252 km
unpaved: 4,068 km (2001)
Tunisia total: 19,418 km
paved: 14,756 km (includes 357 km of expressways)
unpaved: 4,662 km (2010)
Turkey total: 385,754 km
paved: 352,268 km (includes 2,127 km of expressways)
unpaved: 33,486 km (2012)
Turkmenistan total: 58,592 km
paved: 47,577 km
unpaved: 11,015 km (2002)
Turks and Caicos Islands total: 121 km
paved: 24 km
unpaved: 97 km (2003)
Tuvalu total: 8 km
paved: 8 km (2011)
Uganda total: 20,000 km (excludes local roads)
paved: 3,264 km
unpaved: 16,736 km (2011)
Ukraine total: 169,694 km
paved: 166,095 km (includes 17 km of expressways)
unpaved: 3,599 km (2012)
United Arab Emirates total: 4,080 km
paved: 4,080 km (includes 253 km of expressways) (2008)
United Kingdom total: 394,428 km
paved: 394,428 km (includes 3,519 km of expressways) (2009)
United States total: 6,586,610 km
paved: 4,304,715 km (includes 76,334 km of expressways)
unpaved: 2,281,895 km (2012)
Uruguay total: 77,732 km
paved: 7,743 km
unpaved: 69,989 km (2010)
Uzbekistan total: 86,496 km
paved: 75,511 km
unpaved: 10,985 km (2000)
Vanuatu total: 1,070 km
paved: 256 km
unpaved: 814 km (2000)
Venezuela total: 96,189 km (2014)
Vietnam total: 195,468 km
paved: 148,338 km
unpaved: 47,130 km (2013)
Virgin Islands total: 1,260 km (2008)
West Bank total: 4,686 km
paved: 4,686 km
note: includes Gaza Strip (2010)
World total: 64,285,009 km (2013)
Yemen total: 71,300 km
paved: 6,200 km
unpaved: 65,100 km (2005)
Zambia total: 40,454 km
paved: 9,403 km
unpaved: 31,051 km
Zimbabwe total: 97,267 km
paved: 18,481 km
unpaved: 78,786 km (2002)
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