Country Comparison > Waterways

RankCountryWaterways (km)
1China110,000
2Russia102,000
3Brazil50,000
4Vietnam47,130
5United States41,009
6Colombia24,725
7Indonesia21,579
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
18Finland8,000
19Germany7,467
20Malaysia7,200
21Venezuela7,100
22Netherlands6,237
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, 2014

See also: Waterways map

Related News

Paddlers from 14 countries join northern river race
rcinet.ca - 6/29/2016 4:40:52 PM
About 240 paddlers have gathered for the 18 th annual Yukon River Quest which runs 715 km from Whitehorse to Dawson in the northern territory of Yukon. It is said to be the longest race in the world involving canoes, kayaks and for the first time ...

Inspired by Thiruvaiyaru
The Hindu - 6/30/2016 10:27:27 AM
for all the holy waters of the world were available at the tip of Rama’s bow. The tiny Thiruvaiyaru therefore provided most of the inspiration required for his compositions. It may get its name from the five rivers that are in its vicinity, but ...

World Bank approves $200 million credit for Balochistan
dnd.com.pk - 6/29/2016 6:46:44 AM
These river basins were selected based on an assessment of surface ... here face the greatest risks from climate change”, says Illango Patchamuthu, the World Bank Country Director for Pakistan. “The Project is designed to boost farmer incomes through ...

Cutting-Edge Country Trio SOUTHERN HALO Releases New Single 'Rewind' & New Music Video
Broadway World - 6/29/2016 1:49:04 PM
They capped off the week with a performance on theRadio Disney Country Stage. Designed to have a feminine "Mark Twain" feel,the playful companion music videowas shot on an island in the Mississippi River near Warfield Point Park in Greenville, MS. Filled ...

World Coins – NGC Grades Most Valuable English Coin 1344 Double Leopard
CoinWeek LLC - 6/30/2016 10:01:48 PM
All Gold coins needed for domestic and international trade had to come from other countries such as France and Italy Then ... to time until schoolchildren found two examples in the Tyne River in 1857. Both pieces later became part of the British Museum ...

Federal action sought for Florida coastline tainted by algae
Ludington Daily News - 6/30/2016 9:15:52 AM
Beaches have been closed along the Treasure Coast shoreline, the St. Lucie River and other bodies of water in the county ... earthen dike that's prone to erosion and considered one of the country's most at-risk for imminent failure.

World Bank to back India's solar power initiative
ABC 9 KTRE - 6/30/2016 7:07:01 AM
NEW DELHI (AP) - The World Bank has signed an agreement with the Indian-led International Solar Alliance to boost solar energy in developing countries by mobilizing ... tanker hit three moored sailboats in a river on the Maine-New Hampshire border.More

As country celebrates Canada Day, musicians reflect on national pride
CP24 - 6/30/2016 6:38:23 AM
TORONTO -- As the country celebrates its 149th birthday on Friday ... With the Fort McMurray fire, our response was with love and that's a lesson for the world." Sarah McLachlan on her ideal Canada Day: "As long as I'm on the ocean I'm happy.

ISA Certifies 150 SUP Instructors from 12 Countries
wakewindandsurf.com - 6/30/2016 6:48:32 PM
The program is designed to establish an industry standard of safety, quality and efficacy for SUP and surf instructors around the world ... traditional markets. As countries that have little to no access to quality waves, the rivers, lakes and oceans ...

Nigerian Nationalism Or Business As Usual? By Emeka Asinugo
Sahara Reporters - 6/30/2016 2:52:18 PM
The South-South Zone comprises of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River ... as the highest paid in the world. Sometimes, I wonder. What is it that Nigerian legislators are doing for their people that others in other democratic countries are not doing, even ...

A 'black and smelly' job: the search for China's most polluted rivers
The Guardian - 6/22/2016 5:14:49 AM
“I’ve seen this kind of river so many times,” complains Shi, pacing along the sewage-scented canal to evaluate the grime. “It makes me feel bad. I’m not happy about it.” Shi is one of hundreds of Chinese citizens fanning out across the country ...

CNN report brings water quality from around the country into question
WSFA 12 - 6/29/2016 10:02:59 PM
A new media report brings into question the quality of water for numerous communities in the country. The Birmingham Water Works ... issue for the Mulberry Fork water supply from the Warrior River. The 3-day-old girl was killed by two family dogs Monday ...

Barefoot Wine Announces World Beach Rescue Day To Commemorate 10 Years Of Cleaning Beaches Around The World
The Business Journal - 6/27/2016 3:45:58 PM
volunteers in 11 countries around world will lend a hand – and a foot! – at simultaneous beach clean up events in an effort to improve the state of their local shores, rivers, and lakes by removing pollution before it enters our waterways. Volunteers ...

World briefs: Putin extends Western food import ban
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 6/30/2016 4:36:42 AM
Mr. Putin said he made a telephone call to Turkey’s leader that expressed condolences for the Istanbul airport bombing, but also started a process of improving relations with the country ... one of the world’s busiest and most disputed waterways.

China, Russia carry a world of hopes
yamazaj.com - 6/30/2016 9:51:40 AM
Putin said that the prospective China-funded dam on the Selenga River would cause "certain risks" to the ... interesting and promising initiative aimed at increasing cooperation with all countries of the world, but primarily with neighbours, because ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview