Country Comparison > Airports - with unpaved runways

RankCountryAirports - with unpaved runways
1United States8,459
2Brazil3,395
3Mexico1,471
4Argentina977
5Canada944
6Bolivia834
7Paraguay784
8Colombia715
9Russia624
10Papua New Guinea540
11Indonesia487
12South Africa422
13Chile391
14Ecuador328
15Venezuela317
16Guatemala275
17Germany221
18United Kingdom189
19Kenya181
20Iran179
21Zimbabwe179
22Congo, Democratic Republic of the172
23France170
24Philippines158
25Tanzania156
26Angola145
27Nicaragua135
28Peru132
29Saudi Arabia132
30Australia131
31Uruguay122
32Oman119
33Costa Rica114
34Guyana106
35India93
36Algeria93
37Namibia93
38Honduras90
39Iceland89
40New Zealand84
41South Sudan82
42Sweden82
43Zambia80
44Ukraine79
45Libya78
46Mozambique77
47Malaysia75
48Finland74
49Cuba69
50Botswana64
51El Salvador63
52Syria61
53Panama60
54Sudan58
55Madagascar57
56Somalia55
57Denmark52
58Spain51
59Chad50
60Suriname49
61Croatia45
62China44
63Korea, North43
64Pakistan43
65Uganda42
66Belize41
67Ethiopia40
68Korea, South40
69Yemen40
70Lithuania39
71Poland39
72Thailand38
73Central African Republic37
74Bahamas, The37
75Nepal36
76Solomon Islands35
77Kazakhstan33
78Laos33
79Japan33
80Belarus32
81Italy31
82Iraq30
83Gabon30
84Mongolia29
85Vanuatu28
86Norway28
87Burma28
88Austria28
89Liberia27
90Malawi25
91Morocco24
92Latvia24
93Fiji24
94Ireland24
95Antarctica23
96Switzerland23
97Cameroon22
98Lesotho21
99Hungary21
100Mauritania21
101Portugal21
102Burkina Faso21
103Uzbekistan20
104Niger20
105Cote d'Ivoire20
106Dominican Republic20
107Congo, Republic of the19
108Romania19
109United Arab Emirates18
110Afghanistan18
111Israel18
112Jamaica17
113Mali17
114Bosnia and Herzegovina17
115Serbia16
116Belgium15
117Kiribati15
118Slovakia14
119Nigeria14
120Tunisia14
121New Caledonia13
122Guinea12
123Puerto Rico12
124Swaziland12
125Marshall Islands11
126Senegal11
127Bulgaria11
128Egypt11
129Djibouti10
130Cook Islands10
131Cambodia10
132Haiti10
133Kyrgyzstan10
134Eritrea9
135French Polynesia9
136Greece9
137Slovenia9
138Sierra Leone7
139Seychelles7
140Turkey7
141Tajikistan7
142Vietnam7
143Azerbaijan7
144Burundi6
145Netherlands6
146Guinea-Bissau6
147Togo6
148Tonga5
149Turkmenistan5
150Benin5
151Greenland5
152Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)5
153Estonia5
154Georgia4
155Sri Lanka4
156East Timor4
157Rwanda3
158Svalbard3
159Western Sahara3
160Samoa3
161Ghana3
162Mauritius3
163Lebanon3
164Kuwait3
165Kosovo3
166Jordan2
167Macedonia2
168Moldova2
169Maldives2
170Qatar2
171Palau2
172Northern Mariana Islands2
173Bangladesh2
174British Virgin Islands2
175Taiwan2
176Turks and Caicos Islands2
177Trinidad and Tobago2
178Tuvalu1
179Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1
180Antigua and Barbuda1
181Albania1
182Armenia1
183Anguilla1
184Bhutan1
185Cayman Islands1
186Equatorial Guinea1
187Guam1
188Spratly Islands1
189Niue1
190Midway Islands1
191Luxembourg1
192Palmyra Atoll1
193Jan Mayen1

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 (over 10,000 ft), (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m (8,000 to 10,000 ft), (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m (5,000 to 8,000 ft), (4) 914 to 1,523 m (3,000 to 5,000 ft), and (5) under 914 m (under 3,000 ft). Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control. The type aircraft capable of operating from a runway of a given length is dependent upon a number of factors including elevation of the runway, runway gradient, average maximum daily temperature at the airport, engine types, flap settings, and take-off weight of the aircraft.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2017

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