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
World Eats: Culinary Road Trip in Switzerland
Passport Magazine - 8/20/2014 4:51:34 PM
I arrive at Zürich International Airport and quickly activate my Swiss Rail Pass (www.swiss-pass.ch), which is my one-stop shop for getting around the country. At only 216 miles wide and 137 miles from north to south, Switzerland is a relatively small ...
Road like 'third world country' after incessant fly-tipping
This is Local London - 8/13/2014 3:59:37 AM
Continuous fly-tipping has left a road "looking like a third-world country", causing misery to those who live on it. Carterhatch Road, in Enfield Wash, has been subject to incessant fly-tipping for several years, leaving people who live closest to the ...
Mountain bike eliminator racers Van der Ploeg and Mels contemplate switch to the road
Cycling News - 8/19/2014 9:31:55 PM
Riders starting near the front row in the cross country World Cups often have an advantage over those in back rows as it's usually not very long before the entire pack must funnel into singletrack. Van der Ploeg has raced both on and off the road ...
‘No Country’ road
LJWORLD - 4/24/2008 11:57:49 PM
I try to give clues to everyone else through lighting and mood," he says. For "No Country," the 58-year-old designer began by making concept sketches in order to visualize the world of the Cormac McCarthy novel. Once those were approved by the directors ...
A surprising map of countries that have the most traffic deaths
Washington Post - 1/18/2013 8:18:38 PM
... to the highest concentration of road deaths (48.4 per 100,000 people), followed by the Cook Islands, Egypt and Libya, according to World Health Organization figures. The WHO also estimates that road traffic fatalities will be the fifth leading ...
Saudi Arabia Has the Highest Road Accident Death Toll in the World
Green Prophet - 3/14/2010 11:56:44 PM
The news comes after the World Health Organization found Saudi Arabia to have the world’s highest number of deaths from road accidents, which now make up the country’s principal ... that if the current rise in road accident rates is not curbed, Saudi ...
Mexico is on the road to surpassing the U.S. — as world's fattest country
McClatchy DC - 3/22/2008 11:54:00 PM
MEXICO CITY — Fueled by the rising popularity of soft drinks and fast-food restaurants, Mexico has become the second fattest nation in the world. Mexican health officials say it could surpass the U.S. as the most obese country within 10 years if trends ...
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 ...
How To Road Trip USA
Forbes - 8/19/2014 2:22:26 PM
All of my road trips have been regionally ... U.S.]. It changes so quickly when you travel our country by land and you are not skipping over giant portions in the middle.” Alexandra Talty is traveling the world on a freelance journalist’s paycheck.
In World Cup, Mexico Believes Anything Can Happen After Rough Road to Brazil
New York Times - 6/13/2014 1:08:34 AM
“Whoever gets lost in that superficial drama forgets that the 32 teams that get to the World Cup got there however they could.” What drama it was, though. The country’s performance at the Olympics two years ago in London, for the sake of ...
Road 10km and 15km World Record Holder Leonard Komon To Make Marathon Debut on October 12th in Eindhoven, Belgium
Letsrun - 8/18/2014 11:56:16 PM
Leonard Komon, the 10km and 15km world record holder on the roads ... after he delivered a heartfelt eulogy to the hospitality of the Dutch road running community, and the country in general. “One of the reasons I chose Eindhoven to make my marathon ...
WHO: UAE can be world's best country in road safety
One India News - 11/6/2013 11:54:51 AM
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 ...
The Wonderful World of Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry
CMT - 8/20/2014 4:37:15 PM
You're gonna want to step inside the wonderful world of Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry ... And hopefully maybe something will happen with it down the road. Either way, it's cool to step out of my zone and write for somebody else." In the meantime ...
World of Wines: Make a road trip into Mexico's wine country
Ruidoso News - 8/14/2014 12:09:22 AM
One of the historical wine regions of Mexico happens to be just a quick two-hour drive from San Diego in the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California. This area was where a migration of wine makers took place in the 16th century and has evolved into an ...