Country Comparison > Waterways

RankCountryWaterways (km)
1China110,000
2Russia102,000
3Brazil50,000
4Vietnam47,130
5United States41,009
6Colombia24,725
7Indonesia21,579
8Congo, Democratic Republic of the15,000
9India14,500
10Burma12,800
11Argentina11,000
12Papua New Guinea11,000
13Bolivia10,000
14Peru8,808
15Nigeria8,600
16France8,501
17Bangladesh8,370
18Finland8,000
19Germany7,467
20Malaysia7,200
21Venezuela7,100
22Netherlands6,237
23Iraq5,279
24Laos4,600
25Sudan4,068
26Thailand4,000
27Kazakhstan4,000
28Poland3,997
29Cambodia3,700
30Egypt3,500
31Philippines3,219
32United Kingdom3,200
33Paraguay3,100
34Mexico2,900
35Central African Republic2,800
36Belarus2,500
37Italy2,400
38Korea, North2,250
39Zambia2,250
40Nicaragua2,220
41Sweden2,052
42Belgium2,043
43Australia2,000
44Mali1,800
45Japan1,770
46Romania1,731
47Ukraine1,672
48Hungary1,622
49Gabon1,600
50Korea, South1,600
51Uruguay1,600
52Norway1,577
53Ecuador1,500
54Angola1,300
55Guinea1,300
56Turkmenistan1,300
57Ghana1,293
58Switzerland1,292
59Turkey1,200
60Suriname1,200
61Afghanistan1,200
62Congo, Republic of the1,120
63Uzbekistan1,100
64Spain1,000
65Senegal1,000
66Guatemala990
67Cote d'Ivoire980
68Ireland956
69Syria900
70Iran850
71Belize825
72Sierra Leone800
73Panama800
74Croatia785
75Costa Rica730
76Malawi700
77Czech Republic664
78Canada636
79Madagascar600
80Kyrgyzstan600
81Serbia587
82Mongolia580
83Moldova558
84Bulgaria470
85Honduras465
86Mozambique460
87Lithuania441
88Denmark400
89Gambia, The390
90Austria358
91Estonia335
92Guyana330
93Latvia300
94Niger300
95Cuba240
96Portugal210
97Brunei209
98Fiji203
99Tajikistan200
100Slovakia172
101Sri Lanka160
102Benin150
103Togo50
104Albania41
105Luxembourg37
106Liechtenstein28
107Greece6
108Kiribati5

Definition: This entry gives the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Waterways map

Related News

Algae is blooming in waterways all around the country
WTSP - 7/23/2016 11:54:42 AM
Blue-green algae also is blanketing inland lakes and rivers throughout the country, feeding off farm and residential ... events we've had have followed heavy rain events." A warmer world is making Florida's wet season less predictable, Lapointe said ...

Two Men Gone Country and Their Dreamgirls
New York Times - 7/21/2016 9:33:55 AM
And he’s traveled the United States performing and producing country songs. But as for socializing, Dr. Boone, who had been known to prefer the solitude offered by his 1886 farmhouse on the upper part of the Delaware River ... on the World Trade Center.

Hurricane Jumpers do well at World Jump Rope Pan Am Championships
The Miami Herald - 7/24/2016 12:29:19 PM
The Hurricane Jumpers Competition Team fared very well at the World Jump Rope Pan American Championships at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena in Orlando. Competing against 300 athletes on 26 teams from six countries, Hurricane Jumpers won 13 ...

River Falls, beware: A new breed of hunters is fanning out
River Falls Journal - 7/22/2016 6:12:18 AM
This summer, a different type of hunting has taken the country by storm -- and River Falls is no exception ... favorite part of the game is the way it brings the game into the real world. “It overlays everything onto your environment,” Nestrud said ...

Hundreds killed by floods in China
The Sun Chronicle - 7/24/2016 5:48:27 AM
The rains, which began on Monday, have flooded streams, triggered landslides and destroyed homes across the country. Most of the fatalities ... Authorities blamed extraordinary rainfall and a failure of a river levee near the village for the sudden water ...

Baker Hughes enslaves us in our own country – Nigerian staff protest in Rivers [PHOTOS]
dailypost.ng - 7/22/2016 4:20:45 PM
Rivers State, on Friday staged a protest demanding an end to modern day slavery, mental and psychological oppression. The staff lamented the anguish they have been subjected to for several years by the 3rd largest oil service firm in the world, which has ...

Nigeria To Earn Polio Free Certification By 2017 – PMB
Leadership - 7/24/2016 3:39:36 AM
In a statement on the second anniversary of interruption of wild polio virus transmission in Nigeria, PMB said “The next major milestone for the country is the certification of polio-free status in 2017 by the World ... some of the rivers Nigeria ...

'So much for freedom of speech in this country'
Coventry Telegraph - 7/22/2016 11:58:53 PM
Our city was built from ground up by people whose backgrounds are from all over the world ... made his notorious ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech in 1968 the result was a vicious carnival of reaction, abuse and hatred in this country. That speech is therefore ...

A country's size, culture matter in its approach to international law
AsiaOne - 7/24/2016 9:01:43 AM
It is the ambition of small countries to strengthen the rule ... both of which are active in the waterways around Singapore, namely the South China Sea. The current rules-based world order is largely an American construct, and accords with American norms ...

Albania to dam one of Europe’s last wild rivers for power, driving out residents of remote villages
Japan Times - 7/21/2016 6:49:16 AM
For the authorities, the mountainous country’s river system offers an easy source of energy. Only 30 to 35 percent of Albania’s hydropower potential has been developed so far, according to the International Hydropower Association. With dams “Albania ...

What's Behind Russian Support for World's Separatist Movements?
NBC News - 7/23/2016 9:17:14 AM
They will mingle with Texan, Californian, Puerto-Rican and Hawaiian wannabe-separatists from all over the world, the conference organizer ... by private donations from "Texas and other countries" that openly or clandestinely support the secessionist ...

The Death of World Heritage Sites
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 7/21/2016 11:52:54 PM
Not only will these power plants emit large quantities of greenhouse gases; they will also devastate the Sundarbans, where the Ganges and other rivers ... The country has significant potential for renewable-energy production, and it is already a world ...

Breathtaking Sights Around the World You Can See for Free
GoBankingRates - 7/24/2016 8:47:24 AM
Considered one of the country’s most beautiful ... the largest BASE jumping events in the world. Crabtree Falls in Montebello, Va., features the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. It includes five major cascades ...

A Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Jungle
The Huffington Post - 7/20/2016 10:03:44 AM
In 2003, Robert Young Pelton, author of The World's Most Dangerous ... largest paramilitary group in the country. In 2013, Jan Philip Braunisch, a Swedish traveler attempting to cross the Gap alone via the Cacarica River--our planned route--vanished ...

American surfer attacked by large crocodile in Costa Rica
New York Daily News - 7/23/2016 4:33:53 PM
"We live in a country where there's large crocodiles, and people take for granted that when you go into a river that you're safe," the lifeguard said. "But the fact of the matter is that you need to be aware of your environment. ... We're in their world."


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview