Top Countries by total length of waterways

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 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 kilometers of inland waterway that creates easy transportation between Villages, Towns and Cities and China has highest length of waterways in the world that about 110,000 km, Russia, Brazil and United states are respectively in second, third and fourth positions. The following ranks are given on date of information received.

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Rank Country (km) Date of Information
1 China 140,000 2013
2 Russia 102,000 2009
3 Brazil 50,000 2012
4 United States 41,009 2012
5 Colombia 24,725 2012
6 Indonesia 21,579 2011
7 Vietnam 17,702 2011
8 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 15,000 2011
9 India 14,500 2012
10 Burma 12,800 2011
11 Papua New Guinea 11,000 2011
12 Argentina 11,000 2012
13 Bolivia 10,000 2012
14 Peru 8,808 2011
15 Nigeria 8,600 2011
16 France 8,501 2010
17 Bangladesh 8,370 2011
18 Finland 7,842 2011
19 Germany 7,467 2012
20 Malaysia 7,200 2011
21 Venezuela 7,100 2011
22 Netherlands 6,214 2009
23 Iraq 5,279 2012
24 Laos 4,600 2012
25 Sudan 4,068 2011
26 Kazakhstan 4,000 2010
27 Thailand 4,000 2011
28 Poland 3,997 2009
29 Cambodia 3,700 2012
30 Egypt 3,500 2011

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