30 Countries by the total length of waterways

The waterway is the navigable body of water such as seas, lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Canals and other human-made backwaters. The waterways are used mainly for transportation small to large for cargo and passengers, some countries main transportation system is on the water even they trade on boats in the countries like Thailand and China. It is difficult to maintain inland waterways like rivers and canals, China connected with thousands of kilometres of inland waterway that forms easy transportation between Villages, Towns and Cities. China has the highest length of waterways in the world with around 110,000 km, Russia, Brazil and the United States are respectively in second, third and fourth positions.

Waterway in Netherlands
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RankCountry(km)Date of Information
1China140,0002013
2Russia102,0002009
3Brazil50,0002012
4United States41,0092012
5Colombia24,7252012
6Indonesia21,5792011
7Vietnam17,7022011
8Congo, Democratic Republic of the15,0002011
9India14,5002012
10Burma12,8002011
11Papua New Guinea11,0002011
12Argentina11,0002012
13Bolivia10,0002012
14Peru8,8082011
15Nigeria8,6002011
16France8,5012010
17Bangladesh8,3702011
18Finland7,8422011
19Germany7,4672012
20Malaysia7,2002011
21Venezuela7,1002011
22Netherlands6,2142009
23Iraq5,2792012
24Laos4,6002012
25Sudan4,0682011
26Kazakhstan4,0002010
27Thailand4,0002011
28Poland3,9972009
29Cambodia3,7002012
30Egypt3,5002011

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