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
12Ukraine21,619
13Italy20,255
14South Africa20,192
15Poland19,428
16Mexico17,166
17United Kingdom16,454
18Kazakhstan15,333
19Spain15,293
20Turkey12,008
21Sweden11,633
22Romania10,777
23Czech Republic9,469
24Iran8,442
25Cuba8,203
26Hungary8,057
27Pakistan7,791
28Chile7,082
29Austria6,399
30Sudan5,978
31Finland5,944
32Belarus5,537
33Korea, North5,242
34Egypt5,083
35Indonesia5,042
36Burma5,031
37Switzerland4,876
38Mozambique4,787
39Norway4,237
40Uzbekistan4,230
41Bulgaria4,152
42New Zealand4,128
43Thailand4,071
44Congo, Democratic Republic of the4,007
45Algeria3,973
46Serbia3,809
47Tanzania3,689
48Bolivia3,652
49Slovakia3,622
50Niger3,505
51Nigeria3,505
52Zimbabwe3,427
53Korea, South3,381
54Portugal3,319
55Ireland3,237
56Belgium3,233
57Netherlands3,013
58Turkmenistan2,980
59Zambia2,922
60Azerbaijan2,918
61Angola2,764
62Croatia2,722
63Denmark2,667
64Vietnam2,632
65Namibia2,626
66Bangladesh2,622
67Greece2,548
68Iraq2,370
69Latvia2,239
70Tunisia2,165
71Morocco2,067
72Kenya2,066
73Syria2,052
74Mongolia1,908
75Peru1,907
76Malaysia1,849
77Lithuania1,767
78Uruguay1,641
79Georgia1,612
80Taiwan1,580
81Sri Lanka1,449
82Saudi Arabia1,378
83Cameroon1,245
84Uganda1,244
85Slovenia1,228
86Estonia1,196
87Moldova1,190
88Guinea1,185
89Philippines995
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 Sudan248
128Dominica142
129Dominican Republic142
130Djibouti100
131Panama76
132Isle of Man63
133Nepal59
134Saint Kitts and Nevis50
135Honduras44
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, 2014

See also: Railways map

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