Transport and infrastructure in China

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of China with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 4 m km. Theoretically, this is 2.98 meter for each of the 1,379 millions inhabitants of the country. China hereby ranks 138th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.14 meters of railway tracks per person China come 74th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 14,500 km long coastline.

Airports in China

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 4,106,400 km2,978.52 km429.41 m 6,817,900 km11,347.03 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 191,300 km138.74 km20.00 m 279,700 km465.54 km46.36 m
Waterways 110,000 km79.79 km11.50 m 53,100 km88.44 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 4,0522.940.000 8,32813.860.001
Airports 5070.370.053 3,7556.250.001