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 3.54 meter for each of the 1,402.11 millions inhabitants of the country. China hereby ranks 133rd in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.09 meters of railway tracks per person China come 81st 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.

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways4,960,600 km3,537.95 km518.73 m
Railroads131,000 km93.43 km13.70 m
Waterways110,000 km78.45 km11.50 m
Commercial harbors6,1974.420.001


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways14,699,500 km3,192.38 km459.66 m
Railroads345,900 km75.12 km10.82 m
Waterways260,300 km56.53 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors45,0669.790.001
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