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, 2012See also: Roadways map
President Obama tells Myanmar to move forward on democracy
CNN - 11/14/2014 5:58:23 AM
(CNN)-- On the road to democracy, Myanmar has sputtered, and it's time to move forward, said President Obama from the porch of an infamously symbolic home in the country's largest city ... according to the CIA World Factbook. The government has negotiated ...
New Orleans aquarium takes in new shark after its cross-country road trip
Chron - 11/19/2014 4:43:51 PM
A new shark called Caroline has taken up residence along the Gulf Coast but don't worry, it's unlikely this shark will come near you taking a dip in our now chilly waters; Caroline is the latest arrival at the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans. The three ...
CNN series ‘On the Road’ looks at drinks and drums in Japan
Japan Times - 11/27/2014 10:29:18 AM
Her verdict? “The drink was very good.” Newton is shooting a new segment for her show “On the Road,” which takes her around the world to explore the culture, politics and trends of a given country. This episode has brought her to Japan. As a ...
Xi risks Silk Road backlash to remake China centre of world
Live Mint & Wall Street Journal - 11/26/2014 9:47:32 AM
China’s leader is staking political capital on the Silk Road, which started from ... have yet to get traction in the country. The Confucius Institute, which promotes Chinese language and culture throughout the world, has two bases in Kazakhstan.
The Strange, Hidden World of Uzbek Tourism
silkroadreporters.com - 11/26/2014 5:47:08 PM
Uzbektourism, the country’s official tourism agency, has announced that a total of 2 million tourists visited Uzbekistan in a year – by 16% higher than last year. This is a high number for Uzbekistan, Abror K. Uzbektourism officer, told Silk Road ...
The best economies in the world
USA Today - 9/14/2014 7:32:12 AM
The most developed economies, which rely on innovation and technological changes to drive growth, are considered "innovation-driven" economies. Nations may also fall between these classifications. A country's ... of quality for road networks and ...
Ahsan vows to bring economic stability in country
Business Recorder - 11/27/2014 9:27:52 PM
Ahsan Iqbal said that under Vision 2010, the PML-N government forecast that Pakistan would require 25,000 MW electricity but the road map for energy need under the vision was not implemented and discontinued, as a result, the country was facing worst type ...
The 21 Most Miserable Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 9/2/2014 8:36:32 AM
Bloomberg's Alex Tanzi compiled a list of the "most miserable countries" in the world according to this index ... To improve its economy, Poland must attend to road and rail infrastructure deficiencies, rigid labor code, commercial court system, and ...
A Shocking Map of Traffic Fatalities Around the World
Slate - 9/19/2013 7:32:38 PM
Editor Tom Hundley notes that traffic fatalities around the world have reached 1.24 million ... An estimated 1.5 million of them race across the country, representing more than half of all vehicles on the road. The use of motorcycles has grown by an ...
World's best drives: Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China on their top routes
Radio Times - 9/1/2014 3:25:45 PM
Car experts Mike Brewer and Edd China will scour ... it it’s been a nice clear day. On this road you don’t think you are in Scotland, you could be in Norway or Scandinavia or some other part of the world. It takes you away. Edd says: It doesn’t ...
Brazilian Fan Killed by Thrown Toilet in World Cup Host City
Bleacher Report - 5/4/2014 12:22:57 AM
Although there are still plenty of details to emerge and many questions still to be answered, there's no doubt this incident reflects poorly on Brazil's passionate football fans, especially with the nation set to host the 2014 World Cup in less than two ...
Qatar’s sporting ambitions undented by controversy
aquila-style.com - 11/27/2014 3:26:58 AM
The country will organise the world short-course swimming championships in December, the handball World Cup in early 2015 and the world cycling road championships in 2016, Ali noted. The busy agenda reflects the “confidence of the international sports ...
Solar Roadways installs energy harvesting parking lot
Gizmag - 4/23/2014 11:59:01 PM
As the latter contract comes to an end, the Solar Roadways project has released photos ... After entertaining the world media circus for a while, and traveling around the country to deliver talks on the project, funding was secured in June of 2011 for ...
The World According to Maxwell Smart, Part 1
New York Times - 7/11/2014 11:58:23 PM
“Get Smart” famously introduced the shoe phone to American audiences, but the show also introduced something else: its own version of the bipolar world. Do you remember the name of the intelligence agency Maxwell ... of “The Road to Global Prosperity ...
Tesla Team Finishes World Record Model S Cross-Country Road Rally In 76.5 Hours
Hot Hardware - 2/3/2014 4:07:13 PM
The two teams of Tesla ... to complete a cross-country road rally driving electric Model S sedans and using only Tesla’s Supercharger stations to recharge have completed the trek in an impressive 76 and a half hours. It’s a Guinness World Record ...