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
Accelerating Road Safety, a Priority for Poorest Countries
The World Bank - 11/17/2015 8:03:17 PM
... death among those aged 15 to 29 The road safety challenge requires decisive and committed leadership, effective funding, and accelerated action if countries are to meet targets through proven results All World Bank road projects today address road saf ...
For Poor Countries, Well-Worn Path to Development Turns Rocky
Wall Street Journal - 11/25/2015 2:28:41 AM
There are ample reasons these countries have struggled. Their roads and electricity systems are poor ... Mr. Rodrik say there are also deeper forces at work. Global Headwinds World trade volume has been increasing at a slower rate than world GDP for ...
Dead at 26, Baby Huey left the world one grand LP
A.V. Club - 11/24/2015 3:37:17 PM
“Jimmy was very sensitive to the world around him,” says Ramey’s manager Marv ... Now Baby Huey is buried back in Richmond—surrounded by the golden cornfields and rolling country roads of his childhood—adding prophetic meaning to his lyrics ...
Traffic deaths increase; people 'are by far the largest cause of fatalities'
Central Pennsylvania - 11/24/2015 2:25:42 PM
Special project: Dangerous Roads in central Pa. The new estimate released Tuesday ... The agency plans to hold five meetings around the country early next year to get input on how to cut traffic deaths, followed by a larger meeting in Washington that ...
Greece cleared by eurozone fund for €2bn bailout loan
The Guardian - 11/23/2015 11:16:36 PM
The eurozone bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), said on Monday it had agreed to release the next instalment of the country’s bailout programme ... which include higher taxes on wine and road use as well as increased limits on ...
Iran gears up for big return to world oil markets
CNN Money - 11/24/2015 9:56:40 PM
with more than a dozen country delegations from Europe and Asia -- often including energy CEOs in tow -- beating a path to Tehran since the interim agreement was signed July 14. Iran's reemergence as a world oil power will clearly tip the balance within ...
The U.S. Can Lead the World to a Climate Agreement
Scientific American - 11/24/2015 10:39:37 PM
Some 150 countries representing more than 85 percent of global carbon emissions—including economies large and small—have submitted long-term pledges. And earlier this month in Dubai leaders from around the world agreed on a 2016 road map to negotiate a ...
99-year-old World War II vet receives overdue medals
Eye Witness News 3 - 11/24/2015 7:59:09 AM
A 99-year-old World War II veteran received long-overdue medals from his service to the country. Seventy years later ... had turned over the wheel to her as they drove down a gravel road.More > Authorities say an 8-year-old northeast Kansas girl has ...
5 O'Clock Somewhere: Come for the Second-Best Water in the World, Stay for the Wine
The Huffington Post - 11/24/2015 3:48:37 AM
Armenia boasts some of the earliest remnants of winemaking in the world: ancient grape residues clinging to fragments of pottery, detected by the presence of red pigment, indicate that the country has ... series here and see Roads & Kingdom's Breakfast ...
Road Beast: Florida
Daily Beast - 11/23/2015 11:45:14 PM
and alligators prone to more head-shaking moments than the rest of the country? In this first installment of our new Road Beast travel series, we visit some of the Florida’s weirdest landmarks. From a machine gun theme park at the gates of Disney World ...
India calls on SE Asia for road safety bloc
Times of India - 11/21/2015 12:10:16 AM
Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, according to the World Health Organization (WHO ... on Road safety organized by WHO Indian road transport minister Nitin Gadkari invited all the member countries to work together. "Deaths and injuries in traffic ...
Poor condition of roads costs economy N296trn annual loses
Vanguard - 11/24/2015 11:29:44 PM
He gave a vivid picture of the state of Nigerian bituminous roads constructed few ... quality is now available within the country. “This is against the fact that bitumen is derived from petroleum crude and the world supply of crude is not inexhaustible.
Town of Kobani, Scarred by ISIS, Strives to Rebuild
New York Times - 11/22/2015 11:53:35 PM
“But at night we lock the door and don’t open for anyone, because there is fear in the world.” A fierce battle by Kurdish ... Its first tasks were to restore water and sewage lines, reopen roads, dispose of unexploded ordnance and lay to rest the ...
Is Georgia the world's cradle of wine?
CNN - 11/23/2015 5:54:29 PM
Visit Kakheti, Georgia's lush wine-producing region, and find out why many believe the country is the world's cradle of wine.
People don’t want driverless cars created by tech companies
The Business Insider - 11/24/2015 2:54:20 PM
According to the survey, which included 5,500 consumers in ten different countries, 69% of people are more trusting of self-driving vehicles where both parties play a part. World Economic Forum ... for testing on public roads.