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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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Railways varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

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

See also: Railways bar chart

 

Country NameRailways (km)Year of Estimate
United States224,7922007
Russia87,1572006
China86,0002008
India63,9742009
Canada46,5522008
Germany41,9812008
Australia38,4452008
Argentina36,9662008
France29,6402008
Brazil28,5382008
Japan27,1822009
Ukraine21,6192012
Italy20,2552008
South Africa20,1922008
Poland19,4282007
Mexico17,1662008
United Kingdom16,4542008
Kazakhstan15,3332012
Spain15,2932008
Turkey12,0082012
Sweden11,6332008
Romania10,7772012
Czech Republic9,4692008
Iran8,4422008
Cuba8,2032011
Hungary8,0572009
Pakistan7,7912007
Chile7,0822008
Austria6,3992008
Sudan5,9782008
Finland5,9442013
Belarus5,5372008
Korea, North5,2422009
Egypt5,0832009
Indonesia5,0422008
Burma5,0312008
Switzerland4,8762008
Mozambique4,7872008
Norway4,2372012
Uzbekistan4,2302012
Bulgaria4,1522011
New Zealand4,1282008
Thailand4,0712008
Congo, Democratic Republic of the4,0072008
Algeria3,9732008
Serbia3,8092010
Tanzania3,6892008
Bolivia3,6522010
Slovakia3,6222008
Niger3,5052008
Nigeria3,5052008
Zimbabwe3,4272008
Korea, South3,3812008
Portugal3,3192008
Ireland3,2372008
Belgium3,2332008
Netherlands3,0132012
Turkmenistan2,9802008
Zambia2,9222013
Azerbaijan2,9182009
Angola2,7642008
Croatia2,7222011
Denmark2,6672008
Vietnam2,6322008
Namibia2,6262008
Bangladesh2,6222008
Greece2,5482008
Iraq2,3702012
Latvia2,2392008
Tunisia2,1652011
Morocco2,0672008
Kenya2,0662008
Syria2,0522008
Mongolia1,9082010
Peru1,9072012
Malaysia1,8492010
Lithuania1,7672011
Uruguay1,6412010
Georgia1,6122008
Taiwan1,5802009
Sri Lanka1,4492007
Saudi Arabia1,3782008
Cameroon1,2452008
Uganda1,2442008
Slovenia1,2282007
Estonia1,1962011
Moldova1,1902008
Guinea1,1852008
Philippines9952010
Israel9752008
Ecuador9652008
Ghana9472008
Senegal9062008
Botswana8882008
Congo, Republic of the8862008
Colombia8742008
Armenia8692009
Madagascar8542008
Venezuela8062008
Malawi7972008
Mauritania7282008
Macedonia6992012
Cambodia6902010
Ethiopia6812008
Tajikistan6802008
Cote d'Ivoire6602008
Gabon6492008
Burkina Faso6222008
Bosnia and Herzegovina6012009
Fiji5972008
Mali5932008
Togo5682008
Jordan5072008
Kyrgyzstan4702008
Benin4382008
Liberia4292008
Lebanon4012008
Albania3392009
Guatemala3322008
Eritrea3062008
Swaziland3012008
El Salvador2832008
Costa Rica2782008
Luxembourg2752008
Montenegro2502010
Dominica1422008
Dominican Republic1422008
Djibouti1002008
Panama762008
Nepal592008
Saint Kitts and Nevis502008
Honduras442012
Paraguay362008
Liechtenstein92008