Transport and infrastructure in China

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of China with the average of all countries in Asia. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 5 m km. Theoretically, this is 3.56 meter for each of the 1,393 millions inhabitants of the country. China hereby ranks 129th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.09 meters of railway tracks per person China come 83rd 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 4,960,600 km3,561.78 km518.73 m 14,699,500 km3,247.79 km459.66 m
Railroads 131,000 km94.06 km13.70 m 345,900 km76.43 km10.82 m
Waterways 110,000 km78.98 km11.50 m 260,300 km57.51 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors 5,5944.020.001 43,8729.690.001
Airports 5070.360.053 4,3640.960.000