Country Comparison > Airports - with unpaved runways

RankCountryAirports - with unpaved runways
1United States9,885
2Brazil3,392
3Mexico1,475
4Argentina990
5Canada931
6Bolivia844
7Paraguay785
8Colombia741
9Russia625
10Papua New Guinea542
11Indonesia491
12South Africa422
13Chile388
14Venezuela364
15Ecuador330
16Guatemala276
17Ukraine233
18Germany219
19United Kingdom190
20Iran188
21Zimbabwe185
22Kenya179
23France176
24Congo, Democratic Republic of the175
25Philippines164
26Angola146
27Saudi Arabia136
28Australia134
29Peru133
30Nicaragua132
31Oman118
32Costa Rica112
33India101
34Tanzania95
35Namibia93
36Iceland93
37Honduras91
38Guyana87
39Czech Republic87
40New Zealand83
41Uruguay83
42Algeria82
43Sweden81
44Zambia80
45Libya80
46Mozambique79
47Malaysia78
48Bulgaria78
49Finland73
50Cuba71
51Syria70
52Botswana66
53Panama63
54Denmark61
55El Salvador60
56Sudan57
57Madagascar56
58Lithuania55
59Somalia55
60Spain54
61Chad49
62China45
63Croatia45
64Pakistan44
65Korea, South43
66Korea, North42
67Suriname42
68Ethiopia41
69Uganda41
70Yemen40
71Thailand40
72Bahamas, The39
73Poland39
74Burma38
75Central African Republic38
76Belize37
77Nepal36
78Solomon Islands35
79Kazakhstan33
80Laos33
81Japan32
82Italy31
83Norway31
84Belarus31
85Gabon31
86Afghanistan29
87Mongolia29
88Iraq29
89Vanuatu28
90Austria28
91Liberia27
92Romania27
93Morocco25
94Malawi24
95Fiji24
96Ireland23
97Cameroon23
98Antarctica23
99Latvia23
100Switzerland23
101Burkina Faso22
102Portugal22
103Lesotho21
104Hungary21
105Cote d'Ivoire20
106Niger20
107Dominica20
108Dominican Republic20
109Uzbekistan20
110Serbia19
111Congo, Republic of the18
112Bosnia and Herzegovina18
113Mauritania18
114Israel18
115Slovakia18
116United Arab Emirates17
117Belgium16
118Jamaica15
119Kiribati15
120Greece15
121Tunisia14
122Swaziland13
123Mali13
124Nigeria13
125New Caledonia13
126Guinea12
127Egypt12
128Puerto Rico12
129Marshall Islands11
130Senegal11
131Djibouti10
132Cook Islands10
133Cambodia10
134Haiti10
135Kyrgyzstan10
136Eritrea9
137Slovenia9
138Turkey9
139Tajikistan7
140Sierra Leone7
141Seychelles7
142Vietnam7
143French Polynesia7
144Azerbaijan7
145Netherlands7
146Burundi6
147Togo6
148Guinea-Bissau6
149Tonga5
150Turkmenistan5
151Estonia5
152Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)5
153Moldova5
154Greenland5
155Kosovo4
156Macedonia4
157Georgia4
158Sri Lanka4
159Benin4
160East Timor4
161Trinidad and Tobago3
162Svalbard3
163Rwanda3
164Taiwan3
165Western Sahara3
166Samoa3
167Ghana3
168Mauritius3
169Kuwait3
170Jordan2
171Lebanon2
172Maldives2
173Northern Mariana Islands2
174Anguilla2
175Bangladesh2
176British Virgin Islands2
177Qatar2
178Palau2
179Turks and Caicos Islands2
180Tuvalu1
181Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1
182Antigua and Barbuda1
183Albania1
184Armenia1
185Bhutan1
186Cayman Islands1
187Cape Verde1
188Equatorial Guinea1
189Montenegro1
190Luxembourg1
191Spratly Islands1
192Jan Mayen1
193Guam1

Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel surfaces) by length. For airports with more than one runway, only the longest runway is included according to the following five groups - (1) over 3,047 m, (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m, (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m, (4) 914 to 1,523 m, and (5) under 914 m. Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Airports - with unpaved runways map

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