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  • Total Waterway Coverage by Country


    Waterways provide for tactical flexibility in times of war and access to critical shipping lanes in times of peace.

    Waterway Coverage is the total available distance of usable water lanes internally accessible to any one nation. Access to such routes allow for movement of various goods when and where serviceable roads and railways prove limiting. In peacetime, waterways are critical to shipping and general economic health. In times of war, they provide warplanners with routes for movement of man, machine and supplies to critical fronts.


    Values below displayed in Kilometers (km). For the purposes of the GFP ranking, some nations report 0 km of useful waterways (ex: Qatar) while others showcase no value whatsoever (ex: Israel). These values are per the CIA World Factbook.


    1
    110,000  
    China
    CHN
    2
    104,300  
    Ethiopia
    ETH
    3
    102,000  
    Russia
    RUS
    4
    50,000  
    Brazil
    BRA
    5
    41,009  
    United States
    USA
    6
    25,220  
    Pakistan
    PAK
    7
    24,725  
    Colombia
    COL
    8
    21,579  
    Indonesia
    INO
    9
    17,702  
    Vietnam
    VTN
    10
    15,000  
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    DRC
    11
    14,500  
    India
    IND
    12
    12,800  
    Myanmar
    MYA
    13
    12,290  
    Chile
    CHI
    14
    11,000  
    Argentina
    ARG
    15
    10,000  
    Bolivia
    BOL
    16
    8,808  
    Peru
    PER
    17
    8,600  
    Nigeria
    NIG
    18
    8,501  
    France
    FRA
    19
    8,370  
    Bangladesh
    BAN
    20
    7,842  
    Finland
    FIN
    21
    7,467  
    Germany
    GER
    22
    7,200  
    Malaysia
    MLY
    23
    7,100  
    Venezuela
    VEN
    24
    6,237  
    Netherlands
    NET
    25
    5,279  
    Iraq
    IRQ
    26
    4,600  
    Laos
    LAO
    27
    4,349  
    Georgia
    GEO
    28
    4,000  
    Thailand
    THA
    29
    3,997  
    Poland
    POL
    30
    3,720  
    Taiwan
    TAI
    31
    3,700  
    Cambodia
    CMB
    32
    3,500  
    Egypt
    EGP
    33
    3,219  
    Philippines
    PHI
    34
    3,200  
    United Kingdom
    UKD
    35
    3,100  
    Paraguay
    PAR
    36
    2,900  
    Mexico
    MEX
    37
    2,800  
    Central African Republic
    CAR
    38
    2,500  
    Belarus
    BLR
    39
    2,400  
    Italy
    ITA
    40
    2,250  
    Zambia
    ZAM
    41
    2,250  
    North Korea
    NKO
    42
    2,220  
    Nicaragua
    NIC
    43
    2,150  
    Ukraine
    UKR
    44
    2,052  
    Sweden
    SWE
    45
    2,043  
    Belgium
    BEL
    46
    2,000  
    Australia
    AUS
    47
    1,770  
    Japan
    JPN
    48
    1,731  
    Romania
    ROM
    49
    1,723  
    Sudan
    SUD
    50
    1,622  
    Hungary
    HUN
    51
    1,600  
    South Korea
    SKO
    52
    1,600  
    Gabon
    GAB
    53
    1,600  
    Uruguay
    URU
    54
    1,577  
    Norway
    NOR
    55
    1,500  
    Ecuador
    ECU
    56
    1,300  
    Turkmenistan
    TKM
    57
    1,300  
    Angola
    ANG
    58
    1,299  
    Switzerland
    SWI
    59
    1,293  
    Ghana
    GHA
    60
    1,200  
    Suriname
    SUR
    61
    1,200  
    Afghanistan
    AFG
    62
    1,200  
    Turkey
    TUR
    63
    1,120  
    Republic of the Congo
    ROC
    64
    1,100  
    Uzbekistan
    UZB
    65
    1,000  
    Spain
    SPA
    66
    990  
    Guatemala
    GUA
    67
    980  
    Ivory Coast
    IVC
    68
    900  
    Syria
    SYR
    69
    850  
    Iran
    IRN
    70
    800  
    Panama
    PAN
    71
    800  
    Sierra Leone
    SIE
    72
    785  
    Croatia
    CRO
    73
    664  
    Czech Republic
    CZR
    74
    636  
    Canada
    CAN
    75
    600  
    Madagascar
    MAD
    76
    600  
    Kyrgyzstan
    KYR
    77
    587  
    Serbia
    SER
    78
    580  
    Mongolia
    MON
    79
    540  
    Jordan
    JOR
    80
    470  
    Bulgaria
    BUL
    81
    465  
    Honduras
    HON
    82
    460  
    Mozambique
    MOZ
    83
    441  
    Lithuania
    LIT
    84
    400  
    Denmark
    DEN
    85
    350  
    Dominican Republic
    DOM
    86
    335  
    Estonia
    EST
    87
    300  
    Latvia
    LAT
    88
    300  
    Niger
    NGR
    89
    280  
    Macedonia
    MAC
    90
    240  
    Cuba
    CUB
    91
    210  
    Portugal
    POR
    92
    200  
    Tajikistan
    TAJ
    93
    172  
    Slovakia
    SLK
    94
    170  
    Lebanon
    LEB
    95
    160  
    Sri Lanka
    SRL
    96
    41  
    Albania
    ALB
    97
    10  
    Singapore
    SIN
    98
    6  
    Greece
    GRE
    99
    0  
    Israel
    ISR
    100
    0  
    Oman
    OMA
    101
    0  
    Libya
    LIB
    102
    0  
    Bahrain
    BAH
    103
    0  
    El Salvador
    ESL
    104
    0  
    Saudi Arabia
    SAR
    105
    0  
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BOS
    106
    0  
    Tunisia
    TUN
    107
    0  
    Algeria
    ALG
    108
    0  
    Botswana
    BOT
    109
    0  
    United Arab Emirates
    UAE
    110
    0  
    Somalia
    SOM
    111
    0  
    Namibia
    NAM
    112
    0  
    Mauritania
    MAU
    113
    0  
    Tanzania
    TAN
    114
    0  
    Morocco
    MOR
    115
    0  
    Chad
    CHD
    116
    0  
    Azerbaijan
    AZR
    117
    0  
    New Zealand
    NWZ
    118
    0  
    Yemen
    YEM
    119
    0  
    Cameroon
    CAM
    120
    0  
    Zimbabwe
    ZIM
    121
    0  
    Nepal
    NEP
    122
    0  
    South Sudan
    SSU
    123
    0  
    Armenia
    ARM
    124
    0  
    Kazakhstan
    KAZ
    125
    0  
    Qatar
    QTR
    126
    0  
    Kuwait
    KUW
    127
    0  
    Uganda
    UGA
    128
    0  
    Kenya
    KEN
    129
    0  
    South Africa
    SAF
    130
    0  
    Slovenia
    SLV
    131
    0  
    Austria
    AST