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Country With Most Airports Per Square Kilometer  
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 8000 times:
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So, with the exception of especially tiny countries with only 4 or 5 airports, which countries have the most airports per square kilometer?


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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7585 times:

My guess....Germany.

Of course Monaco has one Heliport for every 2kms but that doesn't count in this thread.

QFF


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8193 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7412 times:

I think the UK has the most jet-capable international airports per square km - it's probably something like 50 airports in a tiny country (the big cities + Bournemouth, Blackpool, Sheffield, Inverness, Prestwick, Southend, Manston etc etc), in a fraction of the space of a country like Germany.

Even though it's a big country, I would think the USA is probably right up there as well.



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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7348 times:

From the CIA Factbook:


CountryAirportsArea in sqkmAirports/sqkm
USA:148079,631,4181.537x10^-3
Ger:550357,0211.541x10^-3
UK:471244,8201.924x10^-3


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User currently offlineAngelAirways From United Kingdom, joined Nov 1999, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7118 times:

Malta 1 airport 246 sq km --> 4.06x10^-3 airports/km2
Gibraltar 1 airport 5.8 sq km --> 172 x 10^-3 airports/km2

need i go on  Smile


User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7078 times:

Maldives: 5 airports, 300 sq. km. = 16.667 x 10^-3 airports/sq. km

Of course, that's not counting all the places they land with seaplanes!


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6608 times:

>> with the exception of especially tiny countries

> Gibraltar 1 airport 5.8 sq km --> 172 x 10^-3 airports/km2
> need i go on

Nope, no need to go on as you've already made a fool of yourself!!!  Wink/being sarcastic Unless you know of any countries far smaller than Gibraltar not already mentioned...?

Geoff M.


User currently offlineTockeyhockey From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6097 times:

does luxembourg have its own airport!?

how about the vatican?

we have a winner!


User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1388 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6075 times:

any country that's an island group will have tons of airports. but yes, those are small. (Hawaii undoubtedly has the most per U.S. state)

UK is a good guess. Japan is probably up there too.

basically, any country that has three qualities: small, crowded, and rich

[Edited 2005-02-09 17:52:15]

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6051 times:

Luxembourg is a really keen example that was mentioned, but seems to have been missed. It is a city, not a large one at that, and it has a rather decent sized airport.


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User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2969 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6033 times:

Well Luxembourg does have an airport, but the country as such isn't as small as people like to believe.
 Big grin

Area:
total: 2,586 sq km
land: 2,586 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Rhode Island

Source: CIA World fact Book



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User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

And what about the Netherlands? We've got some airports too!


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User currently offlineJfr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5647 times:

My best guess: Singapore; which has Changi, Paya Lebar and Seletar on their one island. 647.5 sq km

User currently offlineCaravelle From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5583 times:

Good thread.

If size is everything, I'm sure we're beat. But if pop per airport is concerned, I think we'd be among the top few.

- caravelle



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User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5424 times:

Could Gibraltar really even be called a country? It seems like it's a country in the sense that Aruba or Puerto Rico are countries.

User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

No, Gibraltar is not considered a country, it's just British overseas territory...
England must be the winner...



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User currently offlineSteve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

No, Gibraltar has British sovereignty....as long as Tony Bliar doesn't capitulate and give it away to Spain against the wishes of the locals.


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User currently offlineColumbia107 From Gibraltar, joined Aug 2004, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

I do not want to sound biased but from the moment I read the subject matter of this discussion I knew tiny Gibraltar would be the winner.
Gibraltar is not an independent state but certainly has its own parliament, judiciary, laws, taxes etc. Albeit based on UK practices and institutions. The only things Gibraltar's elected representatives are not responsible for are foreign affairs and defence. That is why in certain political circles it is deemed to be a British Dependent (not overseas) Territory. Its the French and the Dutch who use the overseas terminology when referring to a number of their small former colonial territories. The difference being that such territories do not have their own national parliaments but send elected representatives to the French or Dutch national assembly respectively. SLC1 and 319114, please take note.
Thanks Steve6666 for your supporting words regarding its British sovereign status. Long may it continue. Mind you I think Messrs Blair and Straw have now realised that Gibraltar is not theirs to give away!



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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4960 times:

The Bahamas

10,070 sqkm, 69 airports

6.685x10^-3 airports per square kilometre



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User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4884 times:

The difference being that such territories do not have their own national parliaments but send elected representatives to the French or Dutch national assembly respectively

Not true, Columbia107, at least not for the Netherlands. The Netherlands Antilles for instance are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but are largely self governing and have their own parlement.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_the_Netherlands_Antilles



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User currently offlineColumbia107 From Gibraltar, joined Aug 2004, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

It therefore seems that what we have in the Netherlands Antilles is a hybrid arrangement between the British and the French arrangements. Thanks for bringing to my attention my misinterpretation of the facts.


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