November 2012: Number of the month
No matter if it’s a highway or a small village road: the earth combines more than 32 million road kilometres. To cover this distance, you would have to travel 10 times to the moon and back or you would have to walk around the equator over 800 times.
The longest road network has a length of 430.366 kilometres and, not very surprisingly, spans across the country with the highest car density, the United States of America. India provides overall 3.383.344 kilometres of roads, streets and tracks. Means of transportation comprise rickshaws, buses and tuk-tuks... at least still until today. Almost two million kilometres of streets (1.930.544) stretch across China catapulting the country to third position as country with the longest road networks.