The length of stretches of water, not part of the sea, which by natural or man-made features are suitable for navigation, primarily by inland waterway vessels. This term covers navigable rivers, lakes, canals and estuaries.
The length of rivers and canals is measured in mid-channel. The length of lakes and lagoons is measured along the shortest navigable route between the most distant points to and from which transport operations are performed. A waterway forming a common frontier between two countries is reported by both.
Values for the following countries are missing and correspond to the previous year, Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan. Source: UNECE Transport Statistics Database, compiled from national and international official sources.
For definitions, see the Glossary for Transport Statistics.