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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.

Total Waterway Coverage by Country

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

OVERVIEW



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
National Flag Graphic
110,000
China
CHN
2
National Flag Graphic
104,300
Ethiopia
ETH
3
National Flag Graphic
102,000
Russia
RUS
4
National Flag Graphic
50,000
Brazil
BRA
5
National Flag Graphic
41,009
United States
USA
6
National Flag Graphic
25,220
Pakistan
PAK
7
National Flag Graphic
24,725
Colombia
COL
8
National Flag Graphic
21,579
Indonesia
INO
9
National Flag Graphic
17,702
Vietnam
VTN
10
National Flag Graphic
15,000
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
11
National Flag Graphic
14,500
India
IND
12
National Flag Graphic
12,800
Myanmar
MYA
13
National Flag Graphic
12,290
Chile
CHI
14
National Flag Graphic
11,000
Argentina
ARG
15
National Flag Graphic
10,000
Bolivia
BOL
16
National Flag Graphic
8,808
Peru
PER
17
National Flag Graphic
8,600
Nigeria
NIG
18
National Flag Graphic
8,501
France
FRA
19
National Flag Graphic
8,370
Bangladesh
BAN
20
National Flag Graphic
7,842
Finland
FIN
21
National Flag Graphic
7,467
Germany
GER
22
National Flag Graphic
7,200
Malaysia
MLY
23
National Flag Graphic
7,100
Venezuela
VEN
24
National Flag Graphic
6,237
Netherlands
NET
25
National Flag Graphic
5,279
Iraq
IRQ
26
National Flag Graphic
4,600
Laos
LAO
27
National Flag Graphic
4,349
Georgia
GEO
28
National Flag Graphic
4,000
Thailand
THA
29
National Flag Graphic
3,997
Poland
POL
30
National Flag Graphic
3,720
Taiwan
TAI
31
National Flag Graphic
3,700
Cambodia
CMB
32
National Flag Graphic
3,500
Egypt
EGP
33
National Flag Graphic
3,219
Philippines
PHI
34
National Flag Graphic
3,200
United Kingdom
UKD
35
National Flag Graphic
3,100
Paraguay
PAR
36
National Flag Graphic
2,900
Mexico
MEX
37
National Flag Graphic
2,800
Central African Republic
CAR
38
National Flag Graphic
2,500
Belarus
BLR
39
National Flag Graphic
2,400
Italy
ITA
40
National Flag Graphic
2,250
Zambia
ZAM
41
National Flag Graphic
2,250
North Korea
NKO
42
National Flag Graphic
2,220
Nicaragua
NIC
43
National Flag Graphic
2,150
Ukraine
UKR
44
National Flag Graphic
2,052
Sweden
SWE
45
National Flag Graphic
2,043
Belgium
BEL
46
National Flag Graphic
2,000
Australia
AUS
47
National Flag Graphic
1,770
Japan
JPN
48
National Flag Graphic
1,731
Romania
ROM
49
National Flag Graphic
1,723
Sudan
SUD
50
National Flag Graphic
1,622
Hungary
HUN
51
National Flag Graphic
1,600
Uruguay
URU
52
National Flag Graphic
1,600
South Korea
SKO
53
National Flag Graphic
1,600
Gabon
GAB
54
National Flag Graphic
1,577
Norway
NOR
55
National Flag Graphic
1,500
Ecuador
ECU
56
National Flag Graphic
1,300
Angola
ANG
57
National Flag Graphic
1,300
Turkmenistan
TKM
58
National Flag Graphic
1,299
Switzerland
SWI
59
National Flag Graphic
1,293
Ghana
GHA
60
National Flag Graphic
1,200
Turkey
TUR
61
National Flag Graphic
1,200
Afghanistan
AFG
62
National Flag Graphic
1,200
Suriname
SUR
63
National Flag Graphic
1,120
Republic of the Congo
ROC
64
National Flag Graphic
1,100
Uzbekistan
UZB
65
National Flag Graphic
1,000
Spain
SPA
66
National Flag Graphic
990
Guatemala
GUA
67
National Flag Graphic
980
Ivory Coast
IVC
68
National Flag Graphic
956
Ireland
IRE
69
National Flag Graphic
900
Syria
SYR
70
National Flag Graphic
850
Iran
IRN
71
National Flag Graphic
800
Panama
PAN
72
National Flag Graphic
800
Sierra Leone
SIE
73
National Flag Graphic
785
Croatia
CRO
74
National Flag Graphic
664
Czech Republic
CZR
75
National Flag Graphic
636
Canada
CAN
76
National Flag Graphic
600
Madagascar
MAD
77
National Flag Graphic
600
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
78
National Flag Graphic
587
Serbia
SER
79
National Flag Graphic
580
Mongolia
MON
80
National Flag Graphic
540
Jordan
JOR
81
National Flag Graphic
470
Bulgaria
BUL
82
National Flag Graphic
465
Honduras
HON
83
National Flag Graphic
460
Mozambique
MOZ
84
National Flag Graphic
441
Lithuania
LIT
85
National Flag Graphic
400
Denmark
DEN
86
National Flag Graphic
350
Dominican Republic
DOM
87
National Flag Graphic
335
Estonia
EST
88
National Flag Graphic
300
Niger
NGR
89
National Flag Graphic
300
Latvia
LAT
90
National Flag Graphic
280
Macedonia
MAC
91
National Flag Graphic
240
Cuba
CUB
92
National Flag Graphic
210
Portugal
POR
93
National Flag Graphic
200
Tajikistan
TAJ
94
National Flag Graphic
172
Slovakia
SLK
95
National Flag Graphic
170
Lebanon
LEB
96
National Flag Graphic
160
Sri Lanka
SRL
97
National Flag Graphic
41
Albania
ALB
98
National Flag Graphic
10
Singapore
SIN
99
National Flag Graphic
6
Greece
GRE
100
National Flag Graphic
0
Algeria
ALG
101
National Flag Graphic
0
Kazakhstan
KAZ
102
National Flag Graphic
0
Austria
AST
103
National Flag Graphic
0
Libya
LBY
104
National Flag Graphic
0
Kenya
KEN
105
National Flag Graphic
0
Saudi Arabia
SAR
106
National Flag Graphic
0
Bahrain
BAH
107
National Flag Graphic
0
Morocco
MOR
108
National Flag Graphic
0
Botswana
BOT
109
National Flag Graphic
0
Tunisia
TUN
110
National Flag Graphic
0
Somalia
SOM
111
National Flag Graphic
0
Bhutan
BUT
112
National Flag Graphic
0
Namibia
NAM
113
National Flag Graphic
0
Tanzania
TAN
114
National Flag Graphic
0
El Salvador
ESL
115
National Flag Graphic
0
Oman
OMA
116
National Flag Graphic
0
Israel
ISR
117
National Flag Graphic
0
Uganda
UGA
118
National Flag Graphic
0
Zimbabwe
ZIM
119
National Flag Graphic
0
South Africa
SAF
120
National Flag Graphic
0
Liberia
LIB
121
National Flag Graphic
0
Nepal
NEP
122
National Flag Graphic
0
Montenegro
MTN
123
National Flag Graphic
0
Yemen
YEM
124
National Flag Graphic
0
Qatar
QTR
125
National Flag Graphic
0
United Arab Emirates
UAE
126
National Flag Graphic
0
Azerbaijan
AZR
127
National Flag Graphic
0
Slovenia
SLV
128
National Flag Graphic
0
Armenia
ARM
129
National Flag Graphic
0
New Zealand
NWZ
130
National Flag Graphic
0
Mauritania
MAU
131
National Flag Graphic
0
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
132
National Flag Graphic
0
Chad
CHD
133
National Flag Graphic
0
Cameroon
CAM
134
National Flag Graphic
0
Kuwait
KUW
135
National Flag Graphic
0
South Sudan
SSU