Country Comparison > Railways

RankCountryRailways (km)
1United States224,792
2Russia87,157
3China86,000
4India63,974
5Canada46,552
6Germany41,981
7Australia38,445
8Argentina36,966
9France29,640
10Brazil28,538
11Japan27,182
12Ukraine21,684
13Italy20,255
14South Africa20,192
15Poland19,428
16Mexico17,166
17United Kingdom16,454
18Spain15,293
19Kazakhstan15,079
20Sweden11,633
21Romania10,785
22Czech Republic9,469
23Turkey8,699
24Cuba8,598
25Iran8,442
26Hungary8,057
27Pakistan7,791
28Chile7,082
29Austria6,399
30Sudan5,978
31Finland5,919
32Belarus5,537
33Korea, North5,242
34Egypt5,083
35Indonesia5,042
36Burma5,031
37Switzerland4,876
38Mozambique4,787
39Norway4,169
40Bulgaria4,151
41New Zealand4,128
42Thailand4,071
43Congo, Democratic Republic of the4,007
44Algeria3,973
45Tanzania3,689
46Bolivia3,652
47Uzbekistan3,645
48Slovakia3,622
49Niger3,505
50Nigeria3,505
51Zimbabwe3,427
52Korea, South3,381
53Serbia3,379
54Portugal3,319
55Ireland3,237
56Belgium3,233
57Turkmenistan2,980
58Azerbaijan2,918
59Netherlands2,896
60Angola2,764
61Croatia2,722
62Denmark2,667
63Vietnam2,632
64Namibia2,626
65Bangladesh2,622
66Greece2,548
67Iraq2,272
68Latvia2,239
69Tunisia2,165
70Zambia2,157
71Morocco2,067
72Kenya2,066
73Syria2,052
74Mongolia1,908
75Peru1,906
76Malaysia1,849
77Lithuania1,767
78Uruguay1,641
79Georgia1,612
80Taiwan1,580
81Sri Lanka1,449
82Saudi Arabia1,378
83Uganda1,244
84Slovenia1,228
85Estonia1,200
86Moldova1,190
87Guinea1,185
88Philippines995
89Cameroon987
90Israel975
91Ecuador965
92Ghana947
93Senegal906
94Botswana888
95Congo, Republic of the886
96Colombia874
97Armenia869
98Madagascar854
99Venezuela806
100Malawi797
101Mauritania728
102Macedonia699
103Cambodia690
104Ethiopia681
105Tajikistan680
106Cote d'Ivoire660
107Gabon649
108Burkina Faso622
109Bosnia and Herzegovina601
110Fiji597
111Mali593
112Togo568
113Jordan507
114Kyrgyzstan470
115Benin438
116Kosovo430
117Liberia429
118Lebanon401
119Albania339
120Guatemala332
121Eritrea306
122Swaziland301
123El Salvador283
124Costa Rica278
125Luxembourg275
126Montenegro250
127South Sudan236
128Dominica142
129Dominican Republic142
130Djibouti100
131Panama76
132Honduras75
133Isle of Man63
134Nepal59
135Saint Kitts and Nevis50
136Paraguay36
137Christmas Island18
138Liechtenstein9

Definition: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, standard, narrow, and dual. Other gauges are listed under note.

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

See also: Railways map

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