Countries with the Densest Road Networks

Can you name the countries that have most 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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Last updated: August 13, 2020
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km / sq km
Country
38.2
Monaco
11.2
Marshall Islands
10.8
Malta
5.39
Bahrain
5.04
Belgium
4.79
San Marino
4.78
Singapore
3.72
Barbados
3.34
Netherlands
3.28
Grenada
km / sq km
Country
3.21
Japan
2.65
Antigua & Barbuda
2.38
Liechtenstein
2.27
Hungary
2.16
Cyprus
2.15
Slovenia
2.13
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
2.05
Thailand
2.01
Dominica
2.01
Jamaica
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Level 80
Aug 12, 2020
At 0.49 km^2, Vatican City would only need to have 1 km of roads to make this list. Unless Google Maps is giving me driving directions that aren't confined to roads, Vatican City definitely has that.
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Level 61
Aug 12, 2020
Hmm, the Wikipedia page Quizmaster used didn’t have Vatican City. I don’t know, citypopulation.de doesn’t list it either. Maybe it just doesn’t have roads.
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Level 61
Aug 12, 2020
Update: it doesn’t have any roads
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Level 84
Aug 13, 2020
actually Vatican city HAS some roads: they are narrow, city center roads, but you can definitely drive there.

Anyway, maybe I'm getting the definition of "road" wrong

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Level 61
Aug 13, 2020
Maybe the source only counts roads where people do drive. Anyways, who would drive in a country 1.05 km by 0.85 km?
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Level 80
Oct 19, 2020
If people don't drive on the roads in Vatican City, how did all those cars in the satellite photos get to their parking spaces?
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Level 68
Dec 4, 2020
Touché.
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Level 66
Aug 12, 2020
Congrats on your first feature!
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Level 61
Aug 12, 2020
Thanks!
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Level 57
Aug 12, 2020
Congratulations on your first feature Chen!
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Level 51
Aug 12, 2020
Congrats on Feature!
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Level 68
Aug 13, 2020
Congrats for your first feature! Well deserved
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Level 51
Aug 13, 2020
Congrats on the feature!
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Level 61
Aug 13, 2020
Thank you!
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Level 71
Aug 13, 2020
Thighland. Didn't expect that one.
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Level 61
Aug 13, 2020
Thailand seems pretty developed road wise.
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2020
The 'h' in Thailand is not pronounced. I think even Donald Trump knows that.
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Level 61
Aug 20, 2020
I think it was a joke...
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2020
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Level 80
Oct 17, 2020
it wasn't a joke with the Don said it. He's just that dumb. But I'm sure pkerr was joking.
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Level 80
Oct 17, 2020
That was a surprise to me, as well. Though Thailand is probably the one country that I have spent the most amount of time in that I *have not* done much traveling around by road. Pretty much only the highway between Bangkok and Chon Buri. But... I always imagined some of the places in the jungles, mountains, and arid plains of Isaan to be fairly undeveloped. I guess that assumption was incorrect.
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Level 15
Aug 15, 2020
Congratulations on the First feature!
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Level 57
Aug 15, 2020
Omedeto on your first feature (。•̀ᴗ-)✧
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Level 83
Aug 17, 2020
Now that we have a quiz of countries with the densest roads, we need a companion quiz that covers countries with the densest drivers. I could certainly name a few.
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Level 56
Aug 18, 2020
Congrats on the feature Chen!
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Level 48
Aug 19, 2020
Congrats for your first feature! I hope I get one soon! (I have a 20 nominations quiz!)
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Level 77
Oct 4, 2020
Belgium having a denser road network than Singapore is absolutely crazy when thinking about it.

It might be one of the most urbanized countries in the world, but there is places in Ardennes where there is not a lot of roads, it just makes one wonder what is the density in Flanders, Brussels and Hainaut to be able to make the country overall beat a city-state.

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Level 61
Oct 4, 2020
I remember someone saying that Belgium has a lot of roads the quality of them is horrible.
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Level 80
Oct 19, 2020
Can't imagine that they're worse than the roads in Georgia or Egypt that I encountered.
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Level 81
Oct 19, 2020
Of course, it's relative. But for a western Europe country, we clearly have a problem with the quality of our roads, we just can't repair them all.
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Level 55
Oct 19, 2020
In the Netherlands we always joke that as a passenger in a car you can close your eyes and feel when you cross the border with Belgium. I wonder why I call it a joke to be honest, because it is true...
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Level 77
Oct 24, 2020
It depends, because road management is under regional authority. So roads in Flanders tend to be in very good condition since they have more money to spend on them, than the ones in Wallonia.

I remember an exception though: the highway between Antwerp and the Dutch border towards Eindhoven. It's absolutely terrible between Turnhout and the border, even worse than a lot of Walloon ones.

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Level 44
Oct 17, 2020
I think also Singapore has made an effort to keep some green areas. To my knowledge, Belgium has never had any planning regulations of that kind worth mentioning. It always strikes me that Belgium isn't very urbanised, it's just one endless low-density suburbia except in the province of Luxembourg.
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Level 81
Oct 19, 2020
I had a comment on this once, yes. In Hainaut where I live, there are roads just everywhere, even in the country. It still is strange that Singapore is not ahaid, since it's an almost fully urbanized country.
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Level 68
Oct 19, 2020
Well done for the front page Chen!! Great quiz.
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Level 33
Oct 20, 2020
WHAT!! Ths quiz was at 2,000 takes yesterday, now it is at almost 7,000
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Level 61
Oct 20, 2020
Yes, I know. That's what happens to all the quizzes that go on the front page.
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Level 33
Oct 22, 2020
Oh