Country Comparison > Waterways

RankCountryWaterways (km)
1China110,000
2Russia102,000
3Brazil50,000
4United States41,009
5Colombia24,725
6Indonesia21,579
7Vietnam17,702
8Congo, Democratic Republic of the15,000
9India14,500
10Burma12,800
11Argentina11,000
12Papua New Guinea11,000
13Bolivia10,000
14Peru8,808
15Nigeria8,600
16France8,501
17Bangladesh8,370
18Finland7,842
19Germany7,467
20Malaysia7,200
21Venezuela7,100
22Netherlands6,214
23Iraq5,279
24Laos4,600
25Sudan4,068
26Thailand4,000
27Kazakhstan4,000
28Poland3,997
29Cambodia3,700
30Egypt3,500
31Philippines3,219
32United Kingdom3,200
33Paraguay3,100
34Mexico2,900
35Central African Republic2,800
36Belarus2,500
37Italy2,400
38Korea, North2,250
39Zambia2,250
40Nicaragua2,220
41Sweden2,052
42Belgium2,043
43Australia2,000
44Mali1,800
45Japan1,770
46Romania1,731
47Ukraine1,672
48Hungary1,622
49Gabon1,600
50Korea, South1,600
51Uruguay1,600
52Norway1,577
53Ecuador1,500
54Angola1,300
55Guinea1,300
56Turkmenistan1,300
57Ghana1,293
58Switzerland1,292
59Turkey1,200
60Suriname1,200
61Afghanistan1,200
62Congo, Republic of the1,120
63Uzbekistan1,100
64Spain1,000
65Senegal1,000
66Guatemala990
67Cote d'Ivoire980
68Ireland956
69Syria900
70Iran850
71Belize825
72Sierra Leone800
73Panama800
74Croatia785
75Costa Rica730
76Malawi700
77Czech Republic664
78Canada636
79Madagascar600
80Kyrgyzstan600
81Serbia587
82Mongolia580
83Moldova558
84Bulgaria470
85Honduras465
86Mozambique460
87Lithuania441
88Denmark400
89Gambia, The390
90Austria358
91Estonia335
92Guyana330
93Latvia300
94Niger300
95Cuba240
96Portugal210
97Brunei209
98Fiji203
99Tajikistan200
100Slovakia172
101Sri Lanka160
102Benin150
103Togo50
104Albania41
105Luxembourg37
106Liechtenstein28
107Greece6
108Kiribati5

Definition: This entry gives the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Waterways map

Related News

On the Danube, the world's newest micro-nation. But Liberland has a problem.
Public Radio International - 6/29/2015 3:55:19 PM
On April 13, a Czech politician named Vit Jedlicka staked a flag in a piece of no-man’s land on the Danube River and declared himself the ... or official recognition from any country in the world. Going into July, it’s hard to know how seriously ...

Japan to promise aid for Mekong countries
bangkokpost.com - 6/30/2015 4:55:35 AM
TOKYO - Japan is expected to offer new aid to five countries along the Mekong River at a summit meeting this week in Tokyo ... Japan aims to highlight differences with the world's second-largest economy over infrastructure development by taking advantage ...

Egyptian president vows swift justice after car bomb kills country's chief prosecutor
FOX News - 6/30/2015 2:21:05 PM
Pounding his fist, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday vowed to accelerate the crackdown and trials against extremists and bring "swift justice" after a car bombing killed the country's chief ... face of the whole world, and fight the ...

U.S. is the No. 2 Spanish-Speaking Country in the World
abcfoxmontana.com - 6/29/2015 7:19:56 AM
Fire crews say the Les Blair Complex fire burning in Benton County along the Columbia River south of Kennewick is 70 percent ... says the U.S. is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. A Spanish-language institute says the U.S. is ...

Detroit iron workers craft gates to another world
Washington Times - 6/29/2015 5:03:55 AM
“A lot of people in those countries, you know, have security concerns ... Diseños has won national awards in the world of precision metal fabrication. It has great ratings by customers on Google Review and Angie’s List. On June 18, the firm was ...

Palmetto State among world’s top golf destinations
The Post and Courier - 6/29/2015 2:07:57 PM
If the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer were to use his average distance ... We have been flat when the rest of the country has been down. We’re now trending up where the rest of the country is still trying to get flat.” Golf is included in South Carolina ...

FIFA Women World Cup: NFF dumps coach Okon
Vanguard - 6/29/2015 8:20:11 PM
They did well to reclaim the African Women Championship title for the country in Namibia in October 2014, thus qualifying the team for the Women’s World Cup in Canada,” Anyansi said. Okon, who’s is also River’s Angels coach led the Super Falcons to ...

FarmBorough Brings Country Music to New York City for Inaugural Festival
Radio.com - 6/29/2015 11:59:06 AM
FarmBorough Festival grounds before the crowds arrive, Randall’s Island, New York City (Radio.com/Annie Reuter) He adds that his hope is to attract country fans from all over the world–not just over the river. Once they make the trek, they’ll ...

World Bank Group approves $500m for development of transport, trade corridor in northern Kenya
customstoday.com.pk - 6/29/2015 7:19:56 AM
Diarietou Gaye, the World Bank Country Director for Kenya said ... County officials also tout the presence of two permanent rivers and a huge underground water reservoir discovered below Lotikipi plains in the far northwest. They believe Turkana ...

World must help Tunisia stay on course of moderation
Gulf News - 6/28/2015 12:50:24 PM
who must not be allowed to destabilise the entire country. Four months ago, deep in the Tunisian desert, I chanced upon Tunisia’s version of Glastonbury, Les Dunes Electroniques, a three-day festival of world music, where more than 7,000 Tunisian and ...

India-Bangladesh Politics Over Teesta River Water Sharing – Analysis
Eurasia Review - 6/29/2015 4:06:39 AM
The issue of equitable water sharing during the lean season is the longstanding dispute between the two countries. People living in the Teesta river basin are waiting ... not only this region but all over the world. It also aggregates news and views ...

You May Be Surprised That These Eight Major World Cities Are Running out of Water
Alter Net - 6/29/2015 6:04:10 PM
Economies, infrastructure, river systems, and climates vary from place to place, and the solutions will have to as well. Here is how eight of the world’s major cities ... a key source of drinking water in the country’s south and west, are receding ...

Malaysia Rivers: Big Grant to Explore Reptiles and Amphibians
Nature World News - 6/27/2015 5:06:18 AM
It's exciting, then, that a new $20,000 grant from National Geographic Society will allow researchers to vigorously explore the specific but dense area of Malaysia's rainforests and river-scapes ... his home country. But now, through the Geographic ...

San Antonio missions on the brink of world-class designation
expressnews.com - 6/27/2015 9:59:47 AM
with potential for new or improved interpretation of historic waterways and farmlands. The San Antonio submission is one of 37 sites nominated worldwide this year for the World Heritage program, which dates to 1978 and includes 22 sites across the country ...

How to Buy Yourself a Citizenship: 3 Leading Country Programs of the USA, Dominica & St Kitts-Nevis
Hedgeco.net - 6/29/2015 9:00:09 AM
The USA, UK and Australia have the most successful immigrant investor programs in the world. Switzerland is ... forests cover two thirds of the country with a rich fauna, and 1,200 species of plants. Its numerous rivers with invariably fast and steep ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview