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International Transport Statistics Database

Transport in Spain

Description Value
Land Area
Lengths of Roads
Length of Railways
GDP per person

Spain has a population of 44 million, which will probably begin declining in a decade. Seventy-seven per cent live in urban areas. With an area of over 500,000 square kilometres, it has a population density that is lower than that of France. Despite expansion of the road network between 1990 and the end of the decade, alongside rising car ownership, only about 69% of the passenger kilometres travelled are by car.

Road Safety in Spain

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Spain is an interesting example of a country where rising car ownership led to a large increase in road accident fatalities. Following the introduction of an exemplary package of policies, including the construction of modern high quality roads, changes to traffic laws with strong legislation, enforcement and education of road-users, the accident trend was stemmed, and then reversed, despite continuing growth in traffic

Further Information

The information you see above is just a sample of what we have available in the Transport Statistics Database. Additional information can be accessed by using the Table & Graph Builder. Data about Spain can be found in the following data sets:

  • General & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Emissions
  • Safety
  • Traffic & Travel
  • Vehicle Stock

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Published Date: 13 April 2008

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