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
American Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie by Brazilian heirs of Confederates
FOX News - 4/27/2015 2:54:02 PM
SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil – It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason ... The party takes place up a dusty dirt road flanked on both sides by sugarcane plantations, in a field that abuts on the "Cemiterio ...
QOTD: Is It Time for Lefty Countries to Drive on the Right Side of the Road?
Truth About Cars - 4/27/2015 11:36:35 PM
Folks, its 2015 and we still live in a world where, depending on what country you live in, you drive on one side of the road or the other. Isn’t it time for this to change? It would certainly make it a lot easier for automakers to develop, engineer ...
Two days of earthquakes have set Nepal’s economy back by more than a decade
Quartz - 4/27/2015 6:11:29 AM
More than 3,000 people have lost their lives, and villages, roads, highways and ancient buildings have been ... In all, the destruction could push the economy of Nepal—already one of the world’s poorest countries—back by a decade or more ...
Rescuers Struggle to Reach Outlying Villages Hit by Nepal Earthquake
Wall Street Journal - 4/27/2015 4:48:34 PM
Badly damaged roads, landslides and at-times heavy rains that limited the number of helicopter flights in parts of the country prevented search-and ... Nepal, which ranks among the world’s least-developed countries and was until recently a monarchy ...
Asian countries search for citizens stranded by Nepal quake
The Rakyat Post - 4/26/2015 6:58:36 PM
More than 2,000 people are reported killed by the earthquake, which cracked roads and brought down much of the country’s mobile phone network. Offers of help have poured in from governments around the world, with Japan, China, the US and European Union ...
Road like 'a Third World country': Horsley resident
Illawara Mercury - 4/21/2015 1:35:15 PM
Horsley residents are up in arms over a lack of response by authorities to maintain an unsafe road giving access in and out of the Brooks Reach Estate. The recent wild weather has caused tempers to flare, with torrential rain exacerbating the dozens of ...
More than 1,900 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal
Washington Post - 4/26/2015 10:04:43 PM
[Read: After earthquake, World Heritage sites reduced to rubble] “We never imagined ... Patients from neighboring areas flooded Kathmandu’s medical facilities, and traffic clogged damaged roads, hindering relief efforts. At Kathmandu Medical College ...
Pakistan storms leave dozens dead in country's north-west
theguardian.com - 4/26/2015 10:19:02 PM
The Pakistani army said troops had been sent to the area to launch rescue and relief operations. Rescuers rushed victims to hospitals but roads submerged in water hindered their operations. Ambulances and rescue vehicles struggled to enter some areas due ...
China Reaches Out To Russia To Join New Silk Road Initiative
chinatopix.com - 4/27/2015 2:15:15 AM
The revival of the Silk Road was introduced back into the world in 2013 by China's President ... It is their hope to become the primary transit country between the markets of China and Europe.
Insanity Grips The Western World
OpEdNews - 4/27/2015 4:12:46 PM
All traffic on all roads and residential streets is blocked by Russian tanks. All parking places, including sidewalks and people's front and rear gardens have tanks piled upon tanks. The entire country is immobilized in gridlock. Although a few have fun ...
Cameroon: Saying No to Road Accidents
AllAfrica - 4/27/2015 10:29:11 AM
Some 82 per cent of the accidents are caused by drivers. Going by the World Bank statistics, 12 people of the ages five to 29 are victims of road accidents in the country yearly since 2010. The most killers are the Douala-Bafoussam highway with over 60 per ...
Historic Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade set for nomination to Unesco World Heritage List
Inquirer Lifestyle - 4/26/2015 6:29:58 PM
Among the topics presented include the Spanish colonial shipyards in Sorsogon, by Mary Jane Bolunia of the National Museum (NM); underwater archaeology in the country ... the Silk Roads in China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyztan in last year’s World Heritage ...
Nepal tormented by aftershocks from massive earthquake that killed more than 2,200: ‘You cannot imagine the fear’
The Vancouver Sun - 4/26/2015 5:51:11 AM
“The aftershocks keep coming … so people don’t know what to expect,” said Sanjay Karki, Nepal country head for global aid agency ... in the Gorkha district. Roads to that area were blocked by landslides, hindering rescue teams, said chief district ...
World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet
San Antonio Express-News - 4/26/2015 6:19:49 AM
With Internet and cellphone communications spotty and many damaged roads closed, the outside world scrambled for a clear picture ... arrive in Kathmandu midday Sunday by chartered plane, the country's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the ...
Idaho roads about to get $94.5 million. What will that look like?
Idaho Statesman - 4/27/2015 2:39:43 PM
In Shoshone County, it could mean $311,000 more for work on the Silver Bridge over the north fork of the Coeur D’Alene River in Kingston, the Big Creek bridge on Country Club Road in Osburn ... “It’s a real tough world out here,” said Homedale ...