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Waterway Coverage by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/17/2015

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
12,800
13
12,290
14
11,000
15
10,000
16
8,808
17
8,600
18
8,501
19
8,370
20
7,842
21
7,467
22
7,200
23
7,100
24
6,237
25
5,279
26
4,600
27
4,349
28
4,000
29
3,997
30
3,720
31
3,700
32
3,500
33
3,219
34
3,200
35
3,100
36
2,900
37
2,800
38
2,500
39
2,400
40
2,250
41
2,250
42
2,220
43
2,150
44
2,052
45
2,043
46
2,000
47
1,770
48
1,731
49
1,723
50
1,622
51
1,600
52
1,600
53
1,600
54
1,577
55
1,500
56
1,300
57
1,300
58
1,299
59
1,293
60
1,200
61
1,200
62
1,120
63
1,100
64
1,000
65
990
66
980
67
900
68
850
69
800
70
785
71
664
72
636
73
600
74
600
75
587
76
580
77
540
78
470
79
465
80
460
81
441
82
400
83
335
84
300
85
300
86
240
87
210
88
200
89
172
90
170
91
160
92
41
93
10
94
6
95
0
96
0
97
0
98
0
99
0
100
0
101
0
102
0
103
0
104
0
105
0
106
0
107
0
108
0
109
0
110
0
111
0
112
0
113
0
114
0
115
0
116
0
117
0
118
0
119
0
120
0
121
0
122
0
123
0
124
0
125
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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