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, 2014See also: Roadways map
15 of the world's happiest places
CNN - 1/16/2017 10:05:01 AM
When the house was built, Sathorn Road would have been a country retreat from a ... Owensboro, KY 42301 MORE: Where are the world's happiest countries? Cherry blossom season in Kyoto, Japan In early April, cherry blossoms bloom along Kyoto's Okazaki ...
World Economic Forum : Making New Silk Road ‘Smart’ Can Boost Region’s GDP by 4%-7%, Says Study
4 Traders - 1/17/2017 7:33:30 AM
One Road' initiative - often referred to as the New Silk Road - can boost the GDP of their countries by 4% to 7% as a result of increased market access, a new World Economic Forum study finds. Lack of access to global markets is currently their main ...
On This Day: Beetlemania Begins On The US Roadways
After Market News - 1/17/2017 11:44:02 AM
the Volkswagen Beetle became the world’s best selling car model. The 80-year-old German company builds their cars in 121 plants in 31 countries, including one in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Today, around $111 billion worth of automobiles are manufactured in ...
Silk Road route back in business as China train rolls into London
The Guardian - 1/14/2017 10:10:22 PM
Differing rail gauges in countries along ... traders from all over the world congregate. The goods brought to Britain by the East Wind are not as exotic as the peacocks and gemstones that were once transported along the Silk Road, which ran through Europe ...
Xi says Belt and Road Initiative gains increasing global support, Chinese investment surpasses 50 bln USD
Xinhua News Agency - 1/17/2017 2:07:12 PM
Xi made the remarks while delivering a keynote speech at the opening session of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Over 100 countries and international organizations have given warm responses and support to the Belt and Road ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 1/15/2017 8:18:49 AM
China mobile app controls — In the clearest sign yet that China’s government has begun a new push to solidify control over mobile apps, a regulator has ordered the registration of app stores across the country ... a second day of road-glazing ice ...
Peru: Bribes by Brazilian Builder Cost Country $283 Million
ABC News - 1/11/2017 9:20:50 AM
Odebrecht eventually was awarded the roads contract. Kuczynski has denied any wrongdoing ... settle allegations that they bribed government officials in a dozen countries around the world. As part of the plea agreement with the U.S. Justice Department ...
In getting more teams in its World Cup party, FIFA waters down its punch
Washington Post - 1/10/2017 4:10:02 PM
Potential host countries will also have to provide additional training ... One sure casualty of an expanded World Cup is the entrancing pathway to the World Cup. With an easier road to the tournament for, say, Mexico, would a full squad even be necessary ...
China makes great contributions to world security, development: Italian expert
english.sina.com - 1/16/2017 10:55:07 AM
At the same time， China will continue to have a close cooperation with the world's key players in such ... infrastructure projects across seven countries since it started operation in January 2016. The Belt and Road Initiative -- the initiative on ...
The Top 12 Underrated Wine Regions To Visit In 2017: A Month-By-Month Guide
Forbes - 1/13/2017 3:30:41 PM
After spending most of my year in vineyards around the world, I compiled this month-to-month guide identifying ... Summer in South America promises the best weather for a road trip, especially as far south as Chile’s land of rivers and lakes and the ...
Nissan picks London for first European on-road autonomous car tests
Reuters - 1/13/2017 7:02:27 AM
LONDON Japanese carmaker Nissan said it will conduct its first European real-world trials of self-driving cars in London, choosing Britain just months after it said it would build two new models in the country despite concerns over Brexit. The government ...
Exploring Australia: The Longest Hiking Trails In The Country
worldatlas.com - 1/17/2017 3:04:28 PM
It follows the old coach roads, fire trails, rivers ... therefore giving access to the most remote and wild portions of the country in the whole world. Bicentennial National Trail is suitable for mountain bike riders, self-reliant horse riders.
Rome road race to commemorate the Holocaust
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - 1/17/2017 6:50:33 AM
ROME (JTA) – A road race passing sites of Holocaust and Jewish remembrance ... Memorial Day marking the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz. In some countries, including Italy, events take place in the days or even weeks surrounding the ...
Wine country is among areas hit hard by storms in California
Tacoma News Tribune - 1/9/2017 5:05:30 AM
Wine country in Sonoma County, California, was among the hardest hit areas, with up to 13 inches of rain since Friday. Rolling hills and vineyards along the scenic route known as River Road were submerged Monday with just the tips of vines visible in ...
Asia drives 4 pct rise in 2016 world tourism numbers: UN
France 24 - 1/17/2017 11:44:02 AM
The number of international tourists rose by nearly four percent worldwide to 1.2 billion people in 2016 as Asians hit the road more, the World Tourism Organization ... to 2015 due to security fears in some countries, the organisation said.