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Which country has the smallest road network? Palau… with just 18 kilometres of roads!

At the other end of the spectrum is Australia. Although it has just 0.3% of the world’s population it has 2.87% of the world’s roads! Interestingly, Norfolk Island, an Australian Territory has just 10 kilometres of roads!

The global road network. Road density by country.
Australia has just 0.3% of the global population but almost 3% of the world’s roads!

Despite having over 620,000 kilometres of roads, the vast bulk of the country is inaccessible to all but 4WD vehicles.

Eastern China and western Europe have the greatest density followed by the eastern half of the USA.

Where does your county fit?

Road networks by country.

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