Country Comparison > Waterways

RankCountryWaterways (km)
1China110,000
2Russia102,000
3Brazil50,000
4United States41,009
5Colombia24,725
6Indonesia21,579
7Vietnam17,702
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
18Finland7,842
19Germany7,467
20Malaysia7,200
21Venezuela7,100
22Netherlands6,214
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, 2012

See also: Waterways map

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