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Informations about Waterways in 2002 year

AfghanistanAfghanistan 1,200 km

note: chiefly Amu Darya, which handles vessels up to 500 DWT (2001)
AlbaniaAlbania 43 km

note: includes Albanian sections of Lake Scutari, Lake Ohrid, and Lake Prespa (1990)
AlgeriaAlgeria none
American SamoaAmerican Samoa none
AndorraAndorra none
AngolaAngola 1,295 km
AnguillaAnguilla none
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda none
ArgentinaArgentina 10,950 km
ArmeniaArmenia NA km
ArubaAruba none
Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore and Cartier Islands none
AustraliaAustralia 8,368 km (mainly used by small, shallow-draft craft)
AustriaAustria 358 km (1999)
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan none
Bahamas, TheBahamas, The none
BahrainBahrain none
Baker IslandBaker Island none
BangladeshBangladesh up to 8,046 km depending on season

note: includes 3,058 km main cargo routes
BarbadosBarbados none
Bassas da IndiaBassas da India none
BelarusBelarus NA km; note - Belarus has extensive and widely used canal and river systems
BelgiumBelgium 1,570 km (route length in regular commercial use) (2001)
BelizeBelize 825 km (river network used by shallow-draft craft; seasonally navigable)
BeninBenin streams navigable along small sections, important only locally
BermudaBermuda none
BhutanBhutan none
BoliviaBolivia 10,000 km (commercially navigable)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina NA km; large sections of the Sava blocked by downed bridges, silt, and debris
BotswanaBotswana none
Bouvet IslandBouvet Island none
BrazilBrazil 50,000 km
British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territory none
British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands none
BruneiBrunei 209 km; navigable by craft drawing less than 1.2 m
BulgariaBulgaria 470 km (1987)
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso none
BurmaBurma 12,800 km

note: 3,200 km navigable by large commercial vessels
BurundiBurundi Lake Tanganyika
CambodiaCambodia 3,700 km

note: navigable all year to craft drawing 0.6 m or less; 282 km navigable to craft drawing as much as 1.8 m
CameroonCameroon 2,090 km (of decreasing importance) (2002)
CanadaCanada 3,000 km (including Saint Lawrence Seaway)
Cape VerdeCape Verde none
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands none
Central African RepublicCentral African Republic 900 km

note: traditional trade carried on by means of shallow-draft dugouts; Oubangui is the most important river, navigable all year to craft drawing 0.6 m or less; 282 km navigable to craft drawing as much as 1.8 m
ChadChad 2,000 km
ChileChile 725 km
ChinaChina 110,000 km (1999)
Christmas IslandChristmas Island none
Clipperton IslandClipperton Island none
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCocos (Keeling) Islands none
ColombiaColombia 18,140 km (navigable by river boats) (April 1996)
ComorosComoros none
Congo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Democratic Republic of the 15,000 km (including the Congo and its tributaries, and unconnected lakes)
Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 1,120 km

note: the Congo and Ubangi (Oubangui) rivers provide 1,120 km of commercially navigable water transport; other rivers are used for local traffic only
Cook IslandsCook Islands none
Coral Sea IslandsCoral Sea Islands none
Costa RicaCosta Rica 730 km (seasonally navigable)
Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 980 km (navigable rivers, canals, and numerous coastal lagoons)
CroatiaCroatia 785 km

note: (perennially navigable; large sections of Sava blocked by downed bridges, silt, and debris)
CubaCuba 240 km
CyprusCyprus none
Czech RepublicCzech Republic 303 km

note: (the Labe (Elbe) is the principal river) (2000)
DenmarkDenmark 417 km
DjiboutiDjibouti none
DominicaDominica none
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic none
East TimorEast Timor NA
EcuadorEcuador 1,500 km
EgyptEgypt 3,500 km

note: including the Nile, Lake Nasser, Alexandria-Cairo Waterway, and numerous smaller canals in the delta; Suez Canal (193.5 km including approaches), used by oceangoing vessels drawing up to 16.1 m of water
El SalvadorEl Salvador Rio Lempa partially navigable
Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea none
EritreaEritrea none
EstoniaEstonia 320 km (perennially navigable) (2002)
EthiopiaEthiopia none
Europa IslandEuropa Island none
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) none
Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands none
FijiFiji 203 km

note: 122 km navigable by motorized craft and 200-metric-ton barges
FinlandFinland 6,675 km

note: includes Saimaa Canal; 3,700 km suitable for large ships
FranceFrance 14,932 km (6,969 km heavily traveled)
French GuianaFrench Guiana 3,300 km navigable by native craft

note: 460 km navigable by small oceangoing vessels and coastal and river steamers
French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia none
French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Southern and Antarctic Lands none
GabonGabon 1,600 km (perennially navigable)
Gambia, TheGambia, The 400 km
Gaza StripGaza Strip none
GeorgiaGeorgia none
GermanyGermany 7,500 km

note: major rivers include the Rhine and Elbe; Kiel Canal is an important connection between the Baltic Sea and North Sea (1999)
GhanaGhana 1,293 km

note: Volta, Ankobra, and Tano Rivers provide 168 km of perennial navigation for launches and lighters; Lake Volta provides 1,125 km of arterial and feeder waterways
GibraltarGibraltar none
Glorioso IslandsGlorioso Islands none
GreeceGreece 80 km

note: system consists of three coastal canals including the Corinth Canal (6 km) which crosses the Isthmus of Corinth connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf and shortens the sea voyage from the Adriatic to Peiraiefs (Piraeus) by 325 km; there are also three unconnected rivers
GreenlandGreenland none
GrenadaGrenada none
GuadeloupeGuadeloupe none
GuamGuam none
GuatemalaGuatemala 990 km

note: 260 km navigable year round; additional 730 km navigable during highwater season
GuernseyGuernsey none
GuineaGuinea 1,295 km (navigable by shallow-draft native craft)
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau several rivers are accessible to coastal shipping
GuyanaGuyana 5,900 km (total length of navigable waterways)

note: Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo rivers are navigable by oceangoing vessels for 150 km, 100 km, and 80 km, respectively
HaitiHaiti NEGL; less than 100 km navigable
Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Island and McDonald Islands none
Holy See (Vatican City)Holy See (Vatican City) none
HondurasHonduras 465 km (navigable by small craft)
Hong KongHong Kong none
Howland IslandHowland Island none
HungaryHungary 1,373 km (permanently navigable) (1997)
IcelandIceland none
IndiaIndia 16,180 km

note: 3,631 km navigable by large vessels
IndonesiaIndonesia 21,579 km total

note: Sumatra 5,471 km, Java and Madura 820 km, Kalimantan 10,460 km, Sulawesi (Celebes) 241 km, Irian Jaya 4,587 km
IranIran 904 km

note: the Shatt al Arab is usually navigable by maritime traffic for about 130 km; channel has been dredged to 3 m and is in use
IraqIraq 1,015 km

note: Shatt al Arab is usually navigable by maritime traffic for about 130 km; channel has been dredged to 3 m and is in use; Tigris and Euphrates Rivers have navigable sections for shallow-draft boats; Shatt al Basrah canal was navigable by shallow-draft craft before closing in 1991 because of the Gulf war
IrelandIreland 700 km (limited facilities for commercial traffic) (1998)
Isle of ManIsle of Man none
IsraelIsrael none
ItalyItaly 2,400 km

note: serves various types of commercial traffic, although of limited overall value (2002)
JamaicaJamaica none
Jan MayenJan Mayen none
JapanJapan 1,770 km approximately

note: seagoing craft ply all coastal inland seas
Jarvis IslandJarvis Island none
JerseyJersey none
Johnston AtollJohnston Atoll none
JordanJordan none
Juan de Nova IslandJuan de Nova Island none
KazakhstanKazakhstan 3,900 km

note: on the Syr Darya (Syrdariya) and Ertis (Irtysh) rivers
KenyaKenya NA

note: part of the Lake Victoria system is within the boundaries of Kenya
Kingman ReefKingman Reef none
KiribatiKiribati 5 km (small network of canals in Line Islands)
Korea, NorthKorea, North 2,253 km

note: mostly navigable by small craft only
Korea, SouthKorea, South 1,609 km

note: restricted to small native craft
KuwaitKuwait none
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 600 km (1990)
LaosLaos 4,587 km approximately

note: primarily Mekong and tributaries; 2,897 additional km are intermittently navigable by craft drawing less than 0.5 m
LatviaLatvia 300 km (perennially navigable)
LebanonLebanon none
LesothoLesotho none
LiberiaLiberia none
LibyaLibya none
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein none
LithuaniaLithuania 600 km (perennially navigable)
LuxembourgLuxembourg 37 km (on the Moselle)
MacauMacau none
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of note: lake transport only, on the Greek and Albanian borders
MadagascarMadagascar note: of local importance only
MalawiMalawi 144 km

note: on Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi) and Shire Riverall
MalaysiaMalaysia 7,296 km

note: Peninsular Malaysia 3,209 km, Sabah 1,569 km, Sarawak 2,518 km
MaldivesMaldives none
MaliMali 1,815 km
MaltaMalta none
Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands none
MartiniqueMartinique none
MauritaniaMauritania note: ferry traffic on the Senegal River
MauritiusMauritius none
MayotteMayotte none
MexicoMexico 2,900 km

note: navigable rivers and coastal canals
Micronesia, Federated States ofMicronesia, Federated States of none
Midway IslandsMidway Islands none
MoldovaMoldova 424 km (1994)
MonacoMonaco none
MongoliaMongolia 400 km (1999)
MontserratMontserrat none
MoroccoMorocco none
MozambiqueMozambique 3,750 km (navigable routes)
NamibiaNamibia none
NauruNauru none
Navassa IslandNavassa Island none
NepalNepal none
NetherlandsNetherlands 5,046 km (of which 3,745 km are canals)

note: 47% of total route length is usable by craft of 1,000-metric-ton capacity or larger
Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antilles none
New CaledoniaNew Caledonia none
New ZealandNew Zealand 1,609 km

note: of little importance in satisfying total transportation requirements
NicaraguaNicaragua 2,220 km (including 2 large lakes)
NigerNiger 300 km

note: the Niger River is navigable from Niamey to Gaya on the Benin frontier from mid-December through March
NigeriaNigeria 8,575 km

note: consisting of the Niger and Benue rivers and smaller rivers and creeks
NiueNiue none
Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island none
Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands none
NorwayNorway 1,577 km (along west coast)

note: navigable by 2.4 m maximum draft vessels
OmanOman none
PakistanPakistan none
PalauPalau none
Palmyra AtollPalmyra Atoll none
PanamaPanama 882 km

note: 800 km navigable by shallow draft vessels; 82 km Panama Canal
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea 10,940 km
Paracel IslandsParacel Islands none
ParaguayParaguay 3,100 km
PeruPeru 8,808 km

note: 8,600 km of navigable tributaries of Amazon system and 208 km of Lago Titicaca
PhilippinesPhilippines 3,219 km

note: limited to vessels with a draft of less than 1.5 m
Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn Islands none
PolandPoland 3,812 km (navigable rivers and canals) (1996)
PortugalPortugal 820 km

note: relatively unimportant to national economy, used by shallow-draft craft limited to 300 metric-ton or less cargo capacity
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico none
QatarQatar none
ReunionReunion none
RomaniaRomania 1,724 km (1984)
RussiaRussia 95,900 km (total routes in general use)

note: routes with navigation guides serving the Russian River Fleet - 95,900 km; routes with night navigational aids - 60,400 km; man-made navigable routes - 16,900 km (Jan 1994)
RwandaRwanda note: Lac Kivu navigable by shallow-draft barges and native craft
Saint HelenaSaint Helena none
Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis none
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia none
Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Pierre and Miquelon none
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines none
SamoaSamoa none
San MarinoSan Marino none
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe none
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia none
SenegalSenegal 897 km

note: 785 km on the Senegal river, and 112 km on the Saloum river
Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro 587 km

note: the Danube River, central Europe's connection with the Black Sea, runs through Serbia; since early 2000, a pontoon bridge, replacing a destroyed conventional bridge, has obstructed river traffic at Novi Sad; the obstruction is bypassed by a canal system, the inadequate lock size of which limits the size of vessels which may pass; the pontoon bridge can be opened for large ships but has slowed river traffic (2001)
SeychellesSeychelles none
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 800 km (of which 600 km navigable year round)
SingaporeSingapore none
SlovakiaSlovakia 172 km (all on the Danube)
SloveniaSlovenia NA
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands none
SomaliaSomalia none
South AfricaSouth Africa NA
South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands none
SpainSpain 1,045 km (of minor economic importance)
Spratly IslandsSpratly Islands none
Sri LankaSri Lanka 430 km (navigable by shallow-draft craft)
SudanSudan 5,310 km
SurinameSuriname 1,200 km

note: most important means of transport; oceangoing vessels with drafts ranging up to 7 m can navigate many of the principal waterways
SvalbardSvalbard none
SwazilandSwaziland none
SwedenSweden 2,052 km

note: navigable to small steamers and barges
SwitzerlandSwitzerland 65 km

note: The Rhine carries heavy traffic on the Basel-Rheinfelden and Schaffhausen-Bodensee stretches; there are also 12 navigable lakes
SyriaSyria 870 km (minimal economic importance)
TaiwanTaiwan NA
TajikistanTajikistan none
TanzaniaTanzania note: Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, and Lake Nyasa are principal avenues of commerce between Tanzania and its neighbors on those lakes
ThailandThailand 4,000 km

note: 3,701 km are navigable throughout the year by boats with drafts up to 0.9 meters; numerous minor waterways serve shallow-draft native craft
TogoTogo 50 km (Mono river)
TokelauTokelau none
TongaTonga none
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago none
Tromelin IslandTromelin Island none
TunisiaTunisia none
TurkeyTurkey 1,200 km (approximately)
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan the Amu Darya is an important inland waterway for Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands none
TuvaluTuvalu none
UgandaUganda Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake Kyoga, Lake George, Lake Edward, Victoria Nile, Albert Nile
UkraineUkraine 4,499 km

note: 1,672 km are on the Pryp'yat' and Dniester (Dnister) (1990)
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates none
United KingdomUnited Kingdom 3,200 km
United StatesUnited States 41,009 km

note: navigable inland channels, exclusive of the Great Lakes
UruguayUruguay 1,600 km (used by coastal and shallow-draft river craft)
UzbekistanUzbekistan 1,100 km (1990)
VanuatuVanuatu none
VenezuelaVenezuela 7,100 km

note: Rio Orinoco and Lago de Maracaibo accept oceangoing vessels
VietnamVietnam 17,702 km

note: more than 5,149 km are navigable at all times by vessels up to 1.8 m draft
Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands none
Wake IslandWake Island none
Wallis and FutunaWallis and Futuna none
West BankWest Bank none
Western SaharaWestern Sahara none
YemenYemen none
ZambiaZambia 2,250 km

note: includes Lake Tanganyika and the Zambezi and Luapula rivers
ZimbabweZimbabwe chrome ore is transported from Harare - by way of the Mazoe River - to the Zambezi River in Mozambique
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