Definition: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Roadways map
South Sudan ponders the road ahead after ethnic killings
Los Angeles Times - 3/11/2014 9:55:14 AM
Concealed in the Nile River reeds, mothers and their children crouched underwater, holding their breath as long as possible, as South Sudanese militias on the bank argued whether to hunt down and kill dozens of people hiding there. One elderly ...
Namibia: Road Death Figures Are 'Misleading'
AllAfrica - 3/10/2014 7:33:15 AM
Windhoek — Reports that rank Namibia as the country with the highest number of road deaths in the world per 100 000 people are "inaccurate and misleading," the National Road Safety Council of Namibia (NRSC) and Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund said in a ...
The real roads to hell: Interactive map reveals the world's 22 most deadly highways
Daily Mail - 3/11/2014 6:44:57 PM
Bolivia has the most dangerous road In the world The world’s longest road – the Pan-American Highway, which begins in Alaska and passes through countries in South America - is included on the map because of its high temperatures, landslides ...
‘No Country’ road
LJWORLD - 4/24/2008 11:57:49 PM
I try to give clues to everyone else through lighting and mood," he says. For "No Country," the 58-year-old designer began by making concept sketches in order to visualize the world of the Cormac McCarthy novel. Once those were approved by the directors ...
Tesla Team Finishes World Record Model S Cross-Country Road Rally In 76.5 Hours
Hot Hardware - 2/3/2014 4:07:13 PM
The two teams of Tesla drivers that set out to complete a cross-country road rally driving electric Model S sedans and using only Tesla’s Supercharger stations to recharge have completed the trek in an impressive 76 and a half hours. It’s a Guinness ...
Mexico is on the road to surpassing the U.S. — as world's fattest country
McClatchy - 3/22/2008 11:54:00 PM
MEXICO CITY — Fueled by the rising popularity of soft drinks and fast-food restaurants, Mexico has become the second fattest nation in the world. Mexican health officials say it could surpass the U.S. as the most obese country within 10 years if trends ...
WHO: UAE can be world's best country in road safety
news.oneindia.in - 11/6/2013 11:54:51 AM
Abu Dhabi, Nov 6: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has all the potential to be the best country in the world in road safety or at least among the top five, said a senior official of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Etienne Krug, director of WHO's ...
British country lane road rage attack caught on video
NBCNews.com - 5/14/2012 10:29:17 PM
LONDON - Police in Britain released video footage of an apparent road-rage incident between an angry woman and a man on a bicycle on a country lane, ITV News reported Monday. The clip shows a man wearing Wellington boots and flat-cap cycling along the ...
This Man From Calgary Spent 23 Years on the Road, Visiting Every Country in the World
smithsonianmag.com - 10/17/2013 6:37:57 PM
Mike Spencer Bown, 42, has been on the road since he sold his import company and, in 1990, left his home in Calgary. This week, upon arriving in Ireland, he completed his mission of more than twenty years—to experience every country in the world.
The world's deadliest road
theguardian.com - 12/8/2012 11:59:03 PM
And this is a World Bank road. You would never ever build a road like this in a developed country. Why is it OK for it to be built with millions of pounds of international money here in Bangladesh? Because these people are poor and it doesn't matter?"
Rushing on by road, rail and air
The Economist - 2/13/2008 11:56:07 PM
Part of a $3.8 billion expansion ... from urgent needs in the bus systems. Two decades ago only two cities, Beijing and Tianjin, had subways (and only three lines between them). Now 15 cities are building them at a total cost of tens of billions of ...
Tesla Touts Cross-Country Trip, Aims For Guinness World Records
Forbes - 2/2/2014 11:46:32 PM
Tesla Motors Tesla Motors is plotting its way into the Guinness World Records. The electric car maker dispatched two Model S sedans in a cross-country drive that ended this ... needs to address the fear that has stopped many people from buying ...
A Shocking Map of Traffic Fatalities Around the World
Slate - 9/19/2013 7:32:38 PM
In the developing world, road accidents will soon overtake HIV/AIDS ... fatalities are roughly equal to the number who died in 2011 uprising and cost the country more than $1 billion per year. The data for the map comes from the World Health ...
Russia has enough pipelines to loop the world 6 times _ and other mind-boggling facts about the country
Financial Post - 3/11/2014 7:39:14 AM
Russia has been all over the headlines recently. Earlier this year, it was for the Sochi Winter Olympics. More recently, it’s because president Vladimir Putin has been flexing his muscles again, this time in Crimea. As the world’s eighth ...