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, 2014See also: Roadways map
These are the most dangerous roads in the world, according to WHO
FOX News - 2/21/2017 10:55:22 AM
Libya has the most deadly roads in the world, according to a study from the World Health Organization (WHO). With information from 180 countries around the world, WHO determined that low-income countries have the highest rate of road traffic fatalities.
South Korea will take lead in life expectancy by 2030, study predicts
CNN - 2/21/2017 11:27:00 PM
In 2015, global average life expectancy at birth was 71.4 years, according to the World Health Organization ... health risks as well as homicides and road accidents. Lack of universal health care in countries like the US is also thought to play a role ...
U.S. women make history at cross country skiing world championships
USA Today - 2/24/2017 4:06:47 PM
USA TODAY Sports Eight years ago, Kikkan Randall made history when she was the first American woman to win a cross country skiing world championship medal ... "To get that result after that long road back and also to share it with a teammate and have ...
Thailand has world's most congested roads: Survey
The Jakarta Post - 2/22/2017 4:20:29 AM
Drivers in Thailand have it worst with road congestion, according to a new survey on traffic conditions across 38 countries worldwide ... also showed Los Angeles topping the list of the world's most gridlocked cities. Drivers there spent 104 hours last ...
UAE has best road quality but could do better on congestion
The National - 2/22/2017 7:33:45 AM
... the World Economic Forum that showed the UAE second on a list behind France as having the best roads in the world. On a scale of 1 to 7, with countries scoring 1 having extremely underdeveloped roads to those scoring 7 with extensive and efficient ...
Minneapolis is country's 15th most traffic riddled country, study says
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/21/2017 6:33:30 PM
The Seattle-based global traffic-tracking company Inrix came out Monday with its 2016 Traffic Scorecard and found that the U.S. has five of the 10 most traffic riddled cities in the world. The company's study of 1,064 cities in 38 countries across the ...
Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030
BBC - 2/22/2017 4:06:10 AM
Imperial College London and the World Health Organization analysed lifespans in 35 industrialised countries. It predicted all would ... "They smoked and drank more, and had more road traffic accidents and homicides, however, as lifestyles become more ...
UK is third most traffic-congested country in Europe - study
Sky News HD - 2/20/2017 4:30:01 AM
The most congested UK city is London, which was found to be the seventh worst city out of more than 1,000 analysed around the world ... extensive improvements to roads since the 1970s, investing a record £23bn to keep our country moving and make journeys ...
British 'caravan' family lands in India after travelling across the world
Webindia 123 - 2/25/2017 6:32:56 AM
This British family of four has travelled 35 countries by road in a span of three-and-a-half-years, and are now exploring India. With the thought that "We want to explore the world "the couple - Steve James Snaith (52) and Gilly Susan Snaith (42 ...
How one woman saved $17,000 in 10 months while living in one of the most expensive countries in the world
businessinsider.com - 2/24/2017 3:52:28 PM
From working 70 hour weeks to living on less than $3 per meal, here's how she was able to save over $17,000 while living in one of the most expensive countries in the world. Note ... making money on the road can happen, you don't need to be rich to ...
World’s ability to feed itself “in jeopardy,” U.N. warns in new report
Denver Post - 2/23/2017 5:09:24 AM
The world will have trouble feeding itself in decades to come unless countries undertake “major transformations ... Together, that’s creating a ticking time bomb down the road. The U.N. estimates that 600 million people will be undernourished ...
Bangkok on the road to nowhere
bangkokpost.com - 2/26/2017 1:31:06 AM
The news initially appeared on Monday when Inrix Inc -- a US-based company that provides services and applications for road traffic -- ranked Thailand as one of the world's most congested countries in 2016. The report said that Thais on average spend up to ...
World Vision warns that urgent action is needed to save children dying of hunger in South Sudan
Yahoo Finance - 2/23/2017 7:35:33 PM
World Vision warns that aid rapidly needs to reach millions of people who are at risk as almost half the country – 5.5 million people ... season is only weeks away and once that arrives the roads become impassable meaning that millions of people ...
Rail grant cut to put 190,000 trucks on road
driving.co.uk - 2/26/2017 1:31:06 AM
BRITISH roads could be hit by up to 190,000 extra lorry journeys ... The grant cut comes before a study last week named the UK as one of the most congested countries in the world. The annual traffic index from TomTom, the technology firm, gives a picture ...
Flood from lake created by landslide closes major highway in Bosnia
Hindustan Times - 2/25/2017 8:08:58 PM
(AP) Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide in central Bosnia has shut down one of the country’s main highways ... said emergency crews have redirected drivers to alternative roads and were struggling to defuse the lake’s flooding threat ...