10 cities in the world with the biggest traffic jams
I hate the traffic jams! All the fun of the Friday evening breaks off sitting in traffic jams. The road to Dubna (100 km) sometimes takes seven hours and five of which I spend on the Ring Road. They say a man spends his life for 4 days in the interception of telephone rings, and some are in a traffic jam on the 4 days of the year!
In Russia, of course, most of all goes to the Muscovites. We head rating of the most severe of traffic jams in the country. But we are more fortunate than those in Stuttgart and San Francisco. Where are the infernal traffic jams on the planet, read under the cut ...
№10. Brussels -
Brussels - capital of Belgium, Brussels-Capital Region. In Brussels, housed offices of the French and Flemish communities and Flanders, the headquarters of the European Union, NATO office, the Benelux countries, the secretariat.
Brussels takes tenth place ranking. Innumerable cars create endless traffic jams in the city. Here, on average, people spend in traffic 70 hours a year.
№9. Cologne - 71 hours
Cologne - the city-millionaire, is the fourth in terms of population and the third largest city in Germany and one of the largest economic and cultural centers of the country. In addition, Cologne - the largest center 10,000,000th nadaglomeratsii Rhine-Ruhr region and the center of the two millionth monocentric agglomeration. Cologne - one of the oldest cities in Germany, which played a significant role in the history of Europe during the whole of its existence, since the Roman era. Cologne is famous for its main church - the Cologne Cathedral, one of the main Catholic churches in Germany. The area of the city 405 km2, population - about 1 million people.. Cologne - German capital of traffic jams. On average, people spend in traffic jams here about 71 hours a year.
№8. Antwerp - 71 hours
The eighth line of the rating belongs to the Belgian city of Antwerp.
Antwerp - the second largest city of Belgium. It is also a sea port, one of the twenty biggest ports in the world and is the second in Europe after the port city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
The area of the city 204 km2, population - 510 610 people. On average, people spend in traffic jams here about 71 hours a year.
№7. Stuttgart - 73 hours
Stuttgart - city in Germany, one of the most important industrial centers in Germany, as well as an important cultural center. The area of the city 207 km2, population - about 613 thousand people..
Stuttgart residents spend in traffic jams each year an average of about 73 hours.
№6. New York - 73 hours
New York City - the largest city in the US, part of one of the largest agglomerations in the world.
New York - the most important global financial, political, economic and cultural center. The area of the city in 1214 km2, population - about 8, 4 million people..
New York never sleeps, so there are traffic jams at any time of the day. New Yorkers spend in traffic jams each year an average of about 73 hours.
№5. Houston - 74 hours
Houston - the fourth in the number of inhabitants of a city in the United States and the largest city in Texas.
The city is the world's leading center for the energy industry, and economy of the city is also represented by companies in the field of aeronautics, transport and health. The area of the city in 1552 km2, population - about 2, 3 million people..
Traffic congestion in Houston arise due to the large number of vehicles that exceed the maximum road capacity and due to poorly developed public transport in the city. During rush hours in traffic jams sink all the main thoroughfares of the city. Houston residents spend in traffic jams each year an average of about 74 hours.
№4. San Francisco - 75 hours
San Francisco - city and county in California, USA, named in honor of the Catholic St. Francis of Assisi.
San Francisco is famous for the bridge "Golden Gate", the island of Alcatraz, a system of cable car and Chinatown.
Traffic and traffic jams - it's a lifestyle of San Francisco. San Francisco residents spend in traffic jams on average about 75 hours per year.
The area of the city 121 km2, population - about 850 thousand people..
№3. Washington - 75 hours
Washington - the city, the capital of the United States of America. The area of the city 177 km2, population - about 650 thousand people..
Washington is on the third place ranking. Washington residents complain about the traffic jams and say that Washington is perhaps the busiest city in the US. They spend in traffic jams on average about 75 hours per year.
№2. Los Angeles - 81 hours
Los Angeles - a city in the United States in southern California, located on the Pacific coast. The largest by population in the state, and the second - in a country town is the center of Greater Los Angeles - agglomerations with a population of over 17 million people. Los Angeles is one of the world's major cultural, scientific, economic, educational centers, the world's largest entertainment centers in the field of film, music, television, and computer games.
The area of the city in 1302 km2, population - about 3, 8 million people..
Los Angeles is famous for its giant traffic jams. Residents of Los Angeles to spend in traffic jams each year an average of about 81 hours.
№1. London - 101 hour
London - the capital and largest city of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The main political, economic and cultural center of the UK. The city's economy is the fifth part of the country's economy. It refers to the global cities of the highest rank, the world's leading financial centers.
The area of the city in 1706 km2, population - more than 8, 5 million people..
London is very big city and there are a lot of cars. London takes "honorary" first place ranking. London residents spend in traffic jams each year an average of about 101 hours.
Rating busiest traffic jams Russian cities
1. Moscow. The drivers of the Russian capital in a year spend in traffic about 57 hours.
6. St. Petersburg