Country Comparison > Railways > TOP 20

RankCountryRailways (km)
1United States224,792
2Russia87,157
3China86,000
4India63,974
5Canada46,552
6Germany41,981
7Australia38,445
8Argentina36,966
9France29,640
10Brazil28,538
11Japan27,182
12Ukraine21,619
13Italy20,255
14South Africa20,192
15Poland19,428
16Mexico17,166
17United Kingdom16,454
18Kazakhstan15,333
19Spain15,293
20Turkey12,008

Definition: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, standard, narrow, and dual. Other gauges are listed under note.

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

See also: Railways map

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