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
President Obama tells Myanmar to move forward on democracy
CNN - 11/14/2014 5:58:23 AM
(CNN)-- On the road to democracy, Myanmar has sputtered, and it's time to move forward, said President Obama from the porch of an infamously symbolic home in the country's largest city ... according to the CIA World Factbook. The government has negotiated ...
New Orleans aquarium takes in new shark after its cross-country road trip
Chron - 11/19/2014 4:43:51 PM
A new shark called Caroline has taken up residence along the Gulf Coast but don't worry, it's unlikely this shark will come near you taking a dip in our now chilly waters; Caroline is the latest arrival at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans. The three ...
Xi Risks Silk Road Backlash to Remake China Center of World
forexfactory.com - 11/26/2014 6:05:38 AM
China’s leader is staking political capital on the Silk Road, which started from ... have yet to get traction in the country. The Confucius Institute, which promotes Chinese language and culture throughout the world, has two bases in Kazakhstan.
The best economies in the world
USA Today - 9/14/2014 7:32:12 AM
The most developed economies, which rely on innovation and technological changes to drive growth, are considered "innovation-driven" economies. Nations may also fall between these classifications. A country's ... of quality for road networks and ...
A Shocking Map of Traffic Fatalities Around the World
Slate - 9/19/2013 7:32:38 PM
Editor Tom Hundley notes that traffic fatalities around the world have reached 1.24 million ... An estimated 1.5 million of them race across the country, representing more than half of all vehicles on the road. The use of motorcycles has grown by an ...
The 21 Most Miserable Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 9/2/2014 8:36:32 AM
Bloomberg's Alex Tanzi compiled a list of the "most miserable countries" in the world according to this index ... To improve its economy, Poland must attend to road and rail infrastructure deficiencies, rigid labor code, commercial court system, and ...
Brazilian Fan Killed by Thrown Toilet in World Cup Host City
Bleacher Report - 5/4/2014 12:22:57 AM
Although there are still plenty of details to emerge and many questions still to be answered, there's no doubt this incident reflects poorly on Brazil's passionate football fans, especially with the nation set to host the 2014 World Cup in less than two ...
World's best drives: Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China on their top routes
Radio Times - 9/1/2014 3:25:45 PM
Car experts Mike Brewer and Edd China will scour ... it it’s been a nice clear day. On this road you don’t think you are in Scotland, you could be in Norway or Scandinavia or some other part of the world. It takes you away. Edd says: It doesn’t ...
The World According to Maxwell Smart, Part 1
New York Times - 7/12/2014 9:48:21 PM
“Get Smart” famously introduced the shoe phone to American audiences, but the show also introduced something else: its own version of the bipolar world. Do you remember the name of the intelligence agency Maxwell ... of “The Road to Global Prosperity ...
Tesla Team Finishes World Record Model S Cross-Country Road Rally In 76.5 Hours
Hot Hardware - 2/3/2014 4:07:13 PM
The two teams of Tesla ... to complete a cross-country road rally driving electric Model S sedans and using only Tesla’s Supercharger stations to recharge have completed the trek in an impressive 76 and a half hours. It’s a Guinness World Record ...
WHO: UAE can be world's best country in road safety
One India News - 11/6/2013 4:55:30 PM
Abu Dhabi, Nov 6: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has all the potential to be the best country in the world in road safety or at least among the top five, said a senior official of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Etienne Krug, director of WHO's ...
Solar Roadways installs energy harvesting parking lot
Gizmag - 4/23/2014 11:59:01 PM
As the latter contract comes to an end, the Solar Roadways project has released photos ... After entertaining the world media circus for a while, and traveling around the country to deliver talks on the project, funding was secured in June of 2011 for ...
World’s youngest country yet to embark on road to civil liberties
ReliefWeb - 7/4/2012 7:55:45 PM
An imposing concrete block is the first building that catches your eye on the Juba airport tarmac. It is still surrounded by cranes because it is not finished. The future international terminal was meant to have received those coming for South Sudan’s ...
1.2 Billion Vehicles On World's Roads Now, 2 Billion By 2035: Report
Green Car Reports - 7/28/2014 11:59:42 PM
The Ward's calculation totaled passenger cars, light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks, and buses, but it did not include off-road or heavy construction ... than Western countries; it has 1.3 billion of the world's 7 billion residents, but only 100 million ...
China bypasses American ‘New Silk Road’ with two if its own
Washington Post - 10/13/2013 11:57:40 PM
China's state-news agency Xinhua wrote a public commentary arguing that the U.S. dollar shouldn't be the cornerstone of the world economy ... he has eclipsed an American vision of a New Silk Road that was advanced with much fanfare by then-Secretary ...