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Road Network Size by Country 2024

Country
Road Network Size
United States6,586,610
India6,371,847
China5,200,000
Brazil2,000,000
Russia1,283,387
Japan1,218,772
France1,053,215
Canada1,042,300
Australia873,573
Germany830,000

The number and spread of roads in a country is a vital factor in a country's development and economic potential. However, there are some very significant differences in road network size around the world.

The United States comes out on top for the most extensive road network, with nearly 4.1 million miles (6.6 million kilometers) of roads, ranging from the country's expansive interstate highway system to the vast selection of state, county, and local roads that access nearly every part of the nation. India takes second place, with just under 4 million miles (6.4 million kilometers) of roads created to move the country's billion-plus residents over a relatively small area. Another of the world's largest countries comes in third, China. Just over 3.2 million miles (5.2 million kilometers) span a nation roughly the size of the contiguous United States. There's a steep drop to fourth place, with Brazil's 1.2 million miles (2 million kilometers) less than half of China's count. Russia rounds out the top five with approximately 800,000 miles (1.3 million kilometers) of road network, a notably low amount considering its status as the world's largest country by area.

It's no surprise that the world's numerous island nations typically have the smallest road networks. Tuvalu has just five miles (eight kilometers) of roads on the 10-square-mile island, while Tokelau packs six miles (10 kilometers) of road network onto under four square miles of land. The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar has the smallest network on a continent, with 18 miles (29 kilometers) of roadway in the tiny peninsula. This is followed by the microstate of San Marino, which is surrounded by Italy and provides 181 miles (292 kilometers) of roads.

These numbers are constantly shifting and evolving as countries build new road projects and, in some cases, previously created roads fall into disrepair.

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Country
Road Network Size (km)
Road Network Size (mi)
Year
United States6,586,6104,092,7282012
India6,371,8473,959,2812021
China5,200,0003,231,1292020
Brazil2,000,0001,242,7422018
Russia1,283,387797,4592012
Japan1,218,772757,3102015
France1,053,215654,4372011
Canada1,042,300647,6552011
Australia873,573542,8132015
Germany830,000515,7382022
South Africa750,000466,0282016
Mexico704,884437,9942017
Spain683,175424,5052011
Sweden573,134356,1292016
Indonesia496,607308,5772011
Italy487,700303,0432007
Finland454,000282,1022012
Poland420,000260,9762016
United Kingdom394,428245,0862009
Bangladesh369,105229,3512018
Argentina281,290174,7852017
Pakistan264,175164,1512021
Iran223,485138,8672018
Saudi Arabia221,372137,5542006
Philippines216,387134,4572014
Colombia205,379127,6172019
Hungary203,601126,5122014
Vietnam195,468121,4582013
Nigeria195,000121,1672017
Thailand180,053111,8802006
Ukraine169,694105,4432012
Kenya161,452100,3222018
DR Congo152,37394,6802015
Tanzania145,20390,2252022
Malaysia144,40389,7282010
Netherlands139,12486,4482016
Mali139,10786,4372018
Austria137,03985,1522018
Ethiopia120,17174,6712018
Belgium118,41473,5792015
Greece117,00072,7002018
Sri Lanka114,09370,8942010
Mongolia113,20070,3392017
Algeria104,00064,6232015
South Korea100,42862,4032016
Ireland99,83062,0312018
Zimbabwe97,26760,4392019
Venezuela96,18959,7692014
Kazakhstan96,16759,7552021
Norway94,90258,9692018
New Zealand94,00058,4092017
Bolivia90,56856,2762017
South Sudan90,20056,0482019
Belarus86,60053,8112017
Uzbekistan86,49653,7462000
Romania84,18552,3102012
Lithuania84,16652,2982012
Portugal82,90051,5162008
Ivory Coast81,99650,9502007
Paraguay78,81148,9712020
Chile77,80148,3432016
Uruguay77,73248,3002010
Cameroon77,58948,2122016
Denmark74,55846,3282017
Switzerland71,55744,4632017
Yemen71,30044,3042005
Latvia70,24443,6482018
Syria69,87343,4172010
Zambia67,67142,0492018
Turkey67,33341,8392018
Ghana65,72540,8402021
Egypt65,05040,4202018
Oman60,23037,4252012
Cuba60,00037,2822015
Iraq59,62337,0482012
Turkmenistan58,59236,4072002
Estonia58,41236,2962011
Morocco57,30035,6052018
Slovakia56,92635,3722016
Namibia48,87530,3702018
Cambodia47,26329,3682013
Guinea44,30127,5272018
Serbia44,24827,4942016
Ecuador43,95027,3092022
Taiwan43,20626,8472017
Chad40,00024,8552018
Laos39,58624,5982009
Slovenia38,98524,2242012
Libya37,00022,9912010
Afghanistan34,90321,6882017
Kyrgyzstan34,00021,1272022
Botswana31,74719,7272017
Madagascar31,64019,6602018
Mozambique31,08319,3142015
Sudan31,00019,2632019
Tajikistan30,00018,6412018
Nepal27,99017,3922016
Croatia26,95816,7512015
Puerto Rico26,86216,6912012
Angola26,00016,1562018
North Korea25,55415,8792006
Azerbaijan24,98115,5222013
Central African Republic24,00014,9132018
Nicaragua23,89714,8492014
Bosnia and Herzegovina22,92614,2462010
Jamaica22,12113,7452011
Lebanon21,70513,4872017
Uganda20,54412,7652017
Georgia20,29512,6112018
Dominican Republic19,70512,2442002
Israel19,55512,1512017
Bulgaria19,51212,1242011
Niger18,94911,7742010
Peru18,69911,6192018
Guatemala17,44010,8372020
Senegal16,66510,3552017
Benin16,0009,9422006
Eritrea16,0009,9422018
Malawi15,4529,6012015
Burkina Faso15,3049,5092014
Somalia15,0009,3212018
Honduras14,7429,1602012
Gabon14,3008,8862001
North Macedonia14,1828,8122017
Cyprus12,9018,0162016
Iceland12,8988,0142012
Burundi12,3227,6572016
Mauritania12,2537,6142018
Bhutan12,2057,5842017
Sierra Leone11,7017,2712015
Liberia10,6006,5872018
Togo9,9516,1832018
Moldova9,3525,8112012
Papua New Guinea9,3495,8092011
El Salvador9,0125,6002017
Montenegro7,7624,8232010
Armenia7,7004,7852019
Jordan7,2034,4762011
Qatar7,0394,3742016
Timor Leste6,0403,7532008
Lesotho5,9403,6912011
Kuwait5,7493,5722018
New Caledonia5,6223,4932006
Costa Rica5,0353,1292017
Rwanda4,7002,9202012
Guinea Bissau4,4002,7342018
Suriname4,3042,6742003
Bahrain4,1222,5612010
Haiti4,1022,5492011
United Arab Emirates4,0802,5352008
Guyana3,9952,4822019
Albania3,9452,4512018
Eswatini3,7692,3422019
Singapore3,5002,1752017
Fiji3,4402,1382011
Belize3,2812,0392017
Malta3,0961,9242008
Gambia2,9771,8502011
Brunei2,9761,8492014
Djibouti2,8931,7982013
Equatorial Guinea2,8801,7902017
Luxembourg2,8751,7862019
Bahamas2,7001,6782011
French Polynesia2,5901,6091999
Mauritius2,4281,5092015
Hong Kong2,1931,3632021
Marshall Islands2,0281,2602007
Barbados1,7001,0562015
Dominica1,5129402018
Solomon Islands1,3908642011
Sao Tome and Principe1,3008082018
Saint Lucia1,2107522011
Antigua and Barbuda1,1707272011
Samoa1,1507152018
Grenada1,1277002017
Isle of Man1,1076882022
Vanuatu1,0706652000
Guam1,0456492008
Aruba1,0006212010
Faroe Islands9605972017
Comoros8805472002
Cayman Islands7854882007
Tonga6804232011
Kiribati6704162017
Liechtenstein6303912019
Jersey5763582010
Curacao550342
Northern Mariana Islands5363332008
Seychelles5263272015
Bermuda4472782010
Falkland Islands4402732008
Macau4282662017
Saint Kitts and Nevis3832382002
Andorra3201992019
Cook Islands2951832018
San Marino2921812006
Guernsey2601622017
American Samoa2411502016
Niue2341452017
British Virgin Islands2001242007
Anguilla1751092004
Palau125782018
Turks and Caicos Islands121752003
Saint Pierre and Miquelon117732009
Maldives93582018
Sint Maarten5333
Saint Barthelemy4025
Nauru30192002
Gibraltar29182007
Tokelau1062019
Tuvalu852011
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Which country has largest road network in world?

Drivers in the United States have the largest road network globally. This country has a massive network of 6.5 million km of streets, highways, and byways.

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