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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
China
CHN
110,000
2
Ethiopia
ETH
104,300
3
Russia
RUS
102,000
4
Brazil
BRA
50,000
5
United States
USA
41,009
6
Pakistan
PAK
25,220
7
Colombia
COL
24,725
8
Indonesia
INO
21,579
9
Vietnam
VTN
17,702
10
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
15,000
11
India
IND
14,500
12
Myanmar
MYA
12,800
13
Chile
CHI
12,290
14
Argentina
ARG
11,000
15
Bolivia
BOL
10,000
16
Peru
PER
8,808
17
Nigeria
NIG
8,600
18
France
FRA
8,501
19
Bangladesh
BAN
8,370
20
Finland
FIN
7,842
21
Germany
GER
7,467
22
Malaysia
MLY
7,200
23
Venezuela
VEN
7,100
24
Netherlands
NET
6,237
25
Iraq
IRQ
5,279
26
Laos
LAO
4,600
27
Georgia
GEO
4,349
28
Thailand
THA
4,000
29
Poland
POL
3,997
30
Taiwan
TAI
3,720
31
Cambodia
CMB
3,700
32
Egypt
EGP
3,500
33
Philippines
PHI
3,219
34
United Kingdom
UKD
3,200
35
Paraguay
PAR
3,100
36
Mexico
MEX
2,900
37
Central African Republic
CAR
2,800
38
Belarus
BLR
2,500
39
Italy
ITA
2,400
40
Zambia
ZAM
2,250
41
North Korea
NKO
2,250
42
Nicaragua
NIC
2,220
43
Ukraine
UKR
2,150
44
Sweden
SWE
2,052
45
Belgium
BEL
2,043
46
Australia
AUS
2,000
47
Japan
JPN
1,770
48
Romania
ROM
1,731
49
Sudan
SUD
1,723
50
Hungary
HUN
1,622
51
Uruguay
URU
1,600
52
South Korea
SKO
1,600
53
Gabon
GAB
1,600
54
Norway
NOR
1,577
55
Ecuador
ECU
1,500
56
Angola
ANG
1,300
57
Turkmenistan
TKM
1,300
58
Switzerland
SWI
1,299
59
Ghana
GHA
1,293
60
Turkey
TUR
1,200
61
Afghanistan
AFG
1,200
62
Suriname
SUR
1,200
63
Republic of the Congo
ROC
1,120
64
Uzbekistan
UZB
1,100
65
Spain
SPA
1,000
66
Guatemala
GUA
990
67
Ivory Coast
IVC
980
68
Ireland
IRE
956
69
Syria
SYR
900
70
Iran
IRN
850
71
Sierra Leone
SIE
800
72
Panama
PAN
800
73
Croatia
CRO
785
74
Czechia
CZC
664
75
Canada
CAN
636
76
Madagascar
MAD
600
77
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
600
78
Serbia
SER
587
79
Mongolia
MON
580
80
Moldova
MOL
558
81
Jordan
JOR
540
82
Bulgaria
BUL
470
83
Honduras
HON
465
84
Mozambique
MOZ
460
85
Lithuania
LIT
441
86
Denmark
DEN
400
87
Dominican Republic
DOM
350
88
Estonia
EST
335
89
Niger
NGR
300
90
Latvia
LAT
300
91
Macedonia
MAC
280
92
Cuba
CUB
240
93
Portugal
POR
210
94
Tajikistan
TAJ
200
95
Slovakia
SLK
172
96
Lebanon
LEB
170
97
Sri Lanka
SRL
160
98
Albania
ALB
41
99
Singapore
SIN
10
100
Greece
GRE
6
101
Tunisia
TUN
0
102
Nepal
NEP
0
103
Uganda
UGA
0
104
Azerbaijan
AZR
0
105
Kenya
KEN
0
106
Libya
LBY
0
107
El Salvador
ESL
0
108
Bahrain
BAH
0
109
Mali
MAL
0
110
Morocco
MOR
0
111
Austria
AST
0
112
Botswana
BOT
0
113
Somalia
SOM
0
114
Tanzania
TAN
0
115
Bhutan
BUT
0
116
Namibia
NAM
0
117
Kazakhstan
KAZ
0
118
Saudi Arabia
SAR
0
119
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
120
Oman
OMA
0
121
United Arab Emirates
UAE
0
122
Armenia
ARM
0
123
Slovenia
SLV
0
124
Chad
CHD
0
125
New Zealand
NWZ
0
126
Mauritania
MAU
0
127
Algeria
ALG
0
128
Zimbabwe
ZIM
0
129
South Africa
SAF
0
130
Israel
ISR
0
131
Montenegro
MTN
0
132
Cameroon
CAM
0
133
Qatar
QTR
0
134
Kuwait
KUW
0
135
Liberia
LIB
0
136
South Sudan
SSU
0
137
Yemen
YEM
0