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
2016 Global 2000: The World's Largest Transportation Companies
Forbes - 5/27/2016 9:41:53 AM
The world’s 25 biggest transportation companies include 9 airlines from 6 countries, 9 railroads from 5 countries ... While UPS is a force on both roads and runways, ever-increasing demand for faster delivery by consumers and businesses has led its ...
Energy Consumption Will Increase 48% By 2040, Led By Countries Exempt From Climate Treaties
Science 2.0 - 5/27/2016 4:01:16 PM
world energy consumption will have grown by 48% from 2012 levels. That sounds like a terrific advancement for developing nations. We worry about water in other countries, we worry about food, we worry about education and culture. Every single one of those ...
Team refugee: Olympians without a country
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/26/2016 7:44:21 PM
“All I could think of was the road.” On those days ... Nor is it the first time that athletes forced to flee their home countries have become Olympians. The world of international distance running, to take just one example, is proof of the vast ...
Implementing Research In Road Safety To Curb Fatalities
Modern Ghana - 5/26/2016 1:46:27 PM
including road safety and violence prevention. "These issues are of great relevance to all countries, but in particular those of the developing world, which are actively seeking solutions to these challenges. "the theme "From research to implementation ...
World's scariest school run? Chinese children tackle 800-metre cliff
The Guardian - 5/27/2016 4:34:04 AM
“Although China has made remarkable achievements seen across the world, China remains the world’s biggest developing country,” Xi told a poverty ... said authorities did not have sufficient money to build a road between Atuler and the outside world ...
'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' second trailer explores open-world Bolivia
United Press International - 5/27/2016 11:36:24 AM
Taking place in Bolivia, the trailer showcases the South American country's beautiful ... a massive and responsive open world," Ubisoft's Giancarlo Varanini," noted on Sony's Playstation Blog. "From the infamous Death Road to the iconic salt flat, you ...
Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly update
WHO - 5/27/2016 6:17:16 PM
The resolution asks the WHO Secretariat to develop and present to the Seventieth World Health Assembly a road map outlining concrete actions ... by ensuring equitable access to health workers in every country. Today’s resolution calls on countries ...
World may not let India do what China did 20 years ago: Michael Spencer
Live Mint - 5/27/2016 3:46:57 PM
It is fascinating that a country of 1.2 billion people is automating production faster than anyone else in the world, but the Chinese are looking at 15-20 years down the road, when their working-age population will be ageing, and will be declining at a ...
‘A Country Road, a Tree’: the World War II battles of Samuel Beckett
The Seattle Times - 5/22/2016 5:58:44 AM
Tucked away at the end of Jo Baker’s new novel, “A Country Road, A Tree,” is the Author’s Note — normally a fairly inconsequential nicety that can be safely ignored. Not this time. It is in Baker’s note that the reader discovers that the ...
South Africa alcohol consumption vs the world
businesstech.co.za - 5/27/2016 11:22:05 AM
South Africa has been highlighted as the worst country in the world for drunk driving, where as much as 58% of deaths on SA roads can be attributed to alcohol consumption.
Nigeria: Dangote and the Road Ahead
AllAfrica - 5/26/2016 2:15:05 PM
Notwithstanding, in many countries today, concrete roads are being preferred, in part, because of their cost advantage and durability. For instance, India, which has the second largest network of roads in the world (4,689,842 kilometres) after the United ...
Chasing an epidemic: On the road with Brazil's Zika detectives
Los Angeles Times - 5/27/2016 11:07:46 AM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February dispatched researchers to Brazil, which has seen an increase in microcephaly cases unparalleled elsewhere in the world ... of miles down undulating country roads and narrow alleyways.
6 road-trip apps to make the miles fly by
Atlanta Journal Constitution - 5/27/2016 10:10:30 AM
It shows you a Google Street View image of some location in the world. You then navigate for clues from road signs or vegetation ... You can pay to focus the game on specific countries or cities. To avoid paying or to use other phones, visit http ...
Retiring Overseas: Find The Best Place For You In This Great Big World
The Huffington Post - 5/27/2016 7:54:30 AM
Perfectly maintained roads and streets ... we have lived in seven different communities in four different countries. And we've considered each one successful. Why? Because the world really is a big place, and we're spoiled for choice.
Belt and Road Initiative connects Chinese capabilities with UK expertise
ECNS - 5/26/2016 9:28:45 AM
Around two-thirds of the world's population live in the countries that are linked by the Belt and Road Initiative. However, these same countries only account for one-third of the world's GDP. Infrastructure is key to the economic development along these ...