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Waterway Coverage by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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

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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.


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.


The values below are displayed in Kilometers (km).

1
110,000
2
104,300
3
102,000
4
50,000
5
41,009
6
25,220
7
24,725
8
21,579
9
17,702
10
15,000
11
14,500
12
12,290
13
11,000
14
10,000
15
8,808
16
8,600
17
8,501
18
8,370
19
7,842
20
7,467
21
7,200
22
7,100
23
6,237
24
5,279
25
4,600
26
4,349
27
4,000
28
3,997
29
3,720
30
3,700
31
3,500
32
3,219
33
3,200
34
3,100
35
2,900
36
2,500
37
2,400
38
2,250
39
2,250
40
2,220
41
2,150
42
2,052
43
2,043
44
2,000
45
1,770
46
1,731
47
1,723
48
1,622
49
1,600
50
1,600
51
1,577
52
1,500
53
1,300
54
1,299
55
1,293
56
1,200
57
1,200
58
1,100
59
1,000
60
900
61
850
62
800
63
785
64
664
65
636
66
600
67
587
68
580
69
540
70
470
71
460
72
441
73
400
74
335
75
210
76
172
77
170
78
160
79
10
80
6
81
0
82
0
83
0
84
0
85
0
86
0
87
0
88
0
89
0
90
0
91
0
92
0
93
0
94
0
95
0
96
0
97
0
98
0
99
0
100
0
101
0
102
0
103
0
104
0
105
0
106
0

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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