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road system, which handles more than 90% of the country's transportation, has
been intimately connected to Korea's rapid economic growth and land development
since the 1960s when it began to expand dramatically. The express highway
system is currently the backbone of the country's transportation system.
other newly industrialized nations, Korea is facing serious urban transportation
problems, such as congestion and parking difficulties, all of which have
resulted from the increasing number of vehicles on the road due to the rapid
urbanization. To solve these problems, government policy has focused on
developing a more convenient public transport system. The subway system
will be expanded in the six metropolitan cities, and urban railway networks
connecting the central city to its satellite cities will also be established.
extremely limited land mass area contrasts to its relatively large
population. Its geographical constraints and scant supply of natural
resources have forced Koreans to secure supplies abroad. The Korean
economy is heavily dependent on overseas raw materials and markets. In
this way, the Korean shipping industry and ports have played a vital role in the
country's economic growth and national security.
km 1.435-m gauge (1,843 km electrified) (2008)
comparison to the world:41
km (includes 3,367 km of expressways)
1,608 km; (most
navigable only by small craft) (2010)
comparison to the world:50
comparison to the world:14
by type: bulk
carrier 201, cargo 246, carrier 5, chemical tanker
132, container 69, liquefied gas 40, passenger 5,
passenger/cargo 21, petroleum tanker 67,
refrigerated cargo 15, roll on/roll off 9, vehicle
(China 9, France 1, Japan 15, US 8)
other countries: 438
(Cambodia 11, Ghana 1, Honduras 6, Hong Kong 3,
Indonesia 1, Kiribati 2, Liberia 1, Malta 3,
Marshall Islands 25, North Korea 1, Panama 366,
Philippines 1, Russia 1, Singapore 9, Tuvalu 1,
unknown 6) (2010)
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