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28 countries that have most cars per 1,000 citizens

Last updated on: April 2, 2013 09:54 IST

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Car ownership across the world has been rising steadily and strongly over the years, the economic condition of the globe and the high prices of fuel notwithstanding.

As the world becomes more and more motorised, let us take a look at nations with the highest number of cars per 1,000 citizens.

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San Marino

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 1,263

Global rank: 1

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Monaco

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 863

Global rank: 2

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The United States

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 797

Global rank: 3

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Liechtenstein

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 750

Global rank: 4

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Image: People walk past the government building, right, and the Landtag parliament, left, in Liechtenstein's capital Vaduz.
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Iceland

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 745

Global rank: 5

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Image: Children skate on the ice of the frozen Tjoernin lake in central Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Luxembourg

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 739

Global rank: 6

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New Zealand

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 712

Global rank: 7

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Image: A view of Auckland City from atop the Sky Tower in New Zealand.
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Australia

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 695

Global rank: 8

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Malta

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 693

Global rank: 9

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Image: A boat sails past the medieval Fort Saint Angelo in Vittoriosa in Valletta's Grand Harbour, Malta.
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Italy

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 679

Global rank: 10

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Guam

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 677

Global rank: 11

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Puerto Rico

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 635

Global rank: 12

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Greece

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 624

Global rank: 13

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Finland

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 612

Global rank: 14

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Image: Tourists take part in the reindeer safari at Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi in northern Finland.
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Canada

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 607

Global rank: 15

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Spain

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 593

Global rank: 16

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Japan

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 591

Global rank: 17

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Norway

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 584

Global rank: 18

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Austria

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 578

Global rank: 19

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France

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 578

Global rank: 20

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Germany

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 572

Global rank: 21

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Slovenia

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 567

Global rank: 22

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Image: A church on Bled island and a castle are seen on Lake Bled in Slovenia.
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Switzerland

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 566

Global rank: 23

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Image: A view of Jet d'Eau (water fountain) and Lake Leman from St-Pierre Cathedrale in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Lithuania

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 560

Global rank: 24

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Image: A man drives a city resident in a Velomobile outside the cathedral in Vilnius, Lithuania.
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Belgium

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 559

Global rank: 25

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Poland

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 537

Global rank: 26

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Bahrain

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 537

Global rank: 27

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Portugal

Cars per 1,000 citizens: 537

Global rank: 28


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