Countries with the Least Dense Road Networks

Can you name the countries that have fewest kilometers of road per square kilometer of area?
Derived from these Wikipedia pages: 1, 2
Includes paved and unpaved roads. No data exists for the Vatican.
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km / sq km
Country
0.0065
Sudan
0.0103
Mauritania
0.0150
Niger
0.0181
Mali
0.0202
Papua New Guinea
0.0263
Suriname
0.0308
Botswana
0.0313
Chad
0.0325
Central African Republic
0.0328
Mongolia
km / sq km
Country
0.0341
Eritrea
0.0343
Gabon
0.0347
Somalia
0.0357
Kazakhstan
0.0362
Madagascar
0.0371
Guyana
0.0400
Mozambique
0.0413
Angola
0.0477
Algeria
0.0481
Solomon Islands
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Level 84
Aug 18, 2020
Amazed that Libya isn't on here. Or even Canada -- there are very few roads in the entire northern half, and it's BIG up there.
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Level 84
Aug 19, 2020
Thought the same, along with Mongolia.
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Level 71
Oct 17, 2020
Thought the same for Namibia.
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2020
yeah pretty amazing. and Russia due to Siberia. Just demonstrates how poor and sparse the infrastructure is in all the countries that DO make the list.
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Level 81
Aug 18, 2020
South Sudan is missing from your road network source.
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Level 83
Aug 19, 2020
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Level 71
Aug 18, 2020
Interesting - Solomon Islands has a much larger area than I thought, especially compared to the other countries in Oceania, hence its position on this list. Good quiz!
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Level 21
Aug 24, 2020
Solomon islands is nearly as big as albania
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Level 82
Aug 18, 2020
"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."

"We're going to Sudan?"

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Level 62
Sep 3, 2020
Hmm, surprised Namibia isn't on here.
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Level 61
Oct 10, 2020
Are dependent territories excluded? Otherwise, according to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Greenland) Greenland has 150 km of roads. Now, mainland Denmark + Faroe + Greenland would have 79,599 km of roads, on a total land of 2,220,093 km², which would result in a 0.036 1/km ratio, which would result in Denmark being included in the answers.
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Level 69
Oct 17, 2020
I'm assuming it must not be included, but this should be mentioned in the comments.
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Level 65
Oct 17, 2020
I tried Denmark because of that, but wasn't expecting it to be included since it rarely is.
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Level 48
Oct 17, 2020
What gets me is the massive gap in the figures between first and second, and then again between second and fifth.
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Level 66
Oct 17, 2020
Brilliant quiz. I would have said that both Congos were on this list.
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Level 71
Oct 17, 2020
I'd bet that, in reality, they should both be here.
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2020
Republic of Congo is pretty small and dense, DRC is very populous; I wouldn't be so sure.
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Level 69
Oct 17, 2020
Not the easiest quiz! I definitely expected Iceland to be here.
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Level 78
Nov 10, 2020
A lot of Iceland is pretty empty, sure, but I got the impression that (a) it's still a very small country and (b) there are roads to basically everywhere
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Level 44
Nov 25, 2020
greenland doesnt count to denmark does it? bc i feel like denmark would be 1 then