Country Comparison > Airports - with unpaved runways

RankCountryAirports - with unpaved runways
1United States8,459
2Brazil3,395
3Mexico1,471
4Argentina977
5Canada944
6Bolivia834
7Paraguay784
8Colombia715
9Russia624
10Papua New Guinea540
11Indonesia487
12South Africa422
13Chile391
14Ecuador328
15Venezuela317
16Guatemala275
17Germany221
18United Kingdom189
19Kenya181
20Iran179
21Zimbabwe179
22Congo, Democratic Republic of the172
23France170
24Philippines158
25Tanzania156
26Angola145
27Nicaragua135
28Peru132
29Saudi Arabia132
30Australia131
31Uruguay122
32Oman119
33Costa Rica114
34Guyana106
35India93
36Algeria93
37Namibia93
38Honduras90
39Iceland89
40Czech Republic87
41New Zealand84
42South Sudan82
43Sweden82
44Zambia80
45Ukraine79
46Libya78
47Mozambique77
48Malaysia75
49Finland74
50Cuba69
51Botswana64
52El Salvador63
53Syria61
54Panama60
55Sudan58
56Madagascar57
57Somalia55
58Denmark52
59Spain51
60Chad50
61Suriname49
62Croatia45
63China44
64Korea, North43
65Pakistan43
66Uganda42
67Belize41
68Ethiopia40
69Korea, South40
70Yemen40
71Lithuania39
72Poland39
73Thailand38
74Central African Republic37
75Bahamas, The37
76Nepal36
77Solomon Islands35
78Kazakhstan33
79Laos33
80Japan33
81Belarus32
82Italy31
83Iraq30
84Gabon30
85Afghanistan29
86Mongolia29
87Norway28
88Vanuatu28
89Austria28
90Burma28
91Liberia27
92Malawi25
93Latvia24
94Morocco24
95Fiji24
96Ireland24
97Antarctica23
98Switzerland23
99Cameroon22
100Lesotho21
101Mauritania21
102Portugal21
103Hungary21
104Burkina Faso21
105Uzbekistan20
106Cote d'Ivoire20
107Niger20
108Dominica20
109Dominican Republic20
110Congo, Republic of the19
111Romania19
112United Arab Emirates18
113Israel18
114Jamaica17
115Mali17
116Bosnia and Herzegovina17
117Serbia16
118Belgium15
119Kiribati15
120Slovakia14
121Nigeria14
122Tunisia14
123New Caledonia13
124Guinea12
125Puerto Rico12
126Swaziland12
127Marshall Islands11
128Senegal11
129Bulgaria11
130Egypt11
131Djibouti10
132Cook Islands10
133Cambodia10
134Haiti10
135Kyrgyzstan10
136Greece9
137Eritrea9
138French Polynesia9
139Slovenia9
140Sierra Leone7
141Seychelles7
142Turkey7
143Tajikistan7
144Vietnam7
145Azerbaijan7
146Burundi6
147Netherlands6
148Togo6
149Guinea-Bissau6
150Tonga5
151Turkmenistan5
152Benin5
153Greenland5
154Estonia5
155Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)5
156Georgia4
157Sri Lanka4
158East Timor4
159Svalbard3
160Rwanda3
161Western Sahara3
162Samoa3
163Ghana3
164Mauritius3
165Lebanon3
166Kuwait3
167Kosovo3
168Jordan2
169Maldives2
170Macedonia2
171Moldova2
172Palau2
173Northern Mariana Islands2
174Bangladesh2
175British Virgin Islands2
176Taiwan2
177Qatar2
178Trinidad and Tobago2
179Turks and Caicos Islands2
180Tuvalu1
181Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1
182Antigua and Barbuda1
183Albania1
184Armenia1
185Anguilla1
186Bhutan1
187Cayman Islands1
188Equatorial Guinea1
189Spratly Islands1
190Luxembourg1
191Midway Islands1
192Niue1
193Jan Mayen1
194Palmyra Atoll1
195Guam1

Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel surfaces) by length. For airports with more than one runway, only the longest runway is included according to the following five groups - (1) over 3,047 m, (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m, (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m, (4) 914 to 1,523 m, and (5) under 914 m. Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Airports - with unpaved runways map

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