More than 67,000 civilian facilities worldwide will become no-drone fly zones

There are, globally, 20,287 prisons, 41,820 airports and airfields, 4,913 sports stadiums and 447 nuclear power stations, in more than 224 countries of the world, according to specialist source databases. The vast majority, if not all, will have to be planned as “no-fly-drone” zones  in those countries which allow civil and commercial drone operations – along with national, regional and municipal government buildings for which there is no reliable single source of material.

The figures unfortunately are not precise and do not include other sensitive areas – such as conventional power stations and military facilities – where no-fly areas and counter UAS systems will need to be installed.

But here is where they are located:

Prisons – There are approximately 20,287 prisons worldwide

Africa 2998 prisons
Algeria 131 (2013)
Angola 40 (2015)
Benin 9 (2012)
Botswana 23 (2015)
Burkina Faso 25 (2015)
Burundi 11 (2016)
Cameroon 78 (2013)
Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 5 (2013)
Central African Republic 12 (2016)
Chad 45 (2016)
Comoros 3 (2015)
Congo (Republic of) 12 (2016)
Cote d’Ivoire 34 (2015)
Democratic Republic of Congo 120 (2013)
Djibouti 2 (2016)
Egypt 184 (2016)
Equatorial Guinea 15 (2015)
Eritrea 36 (2009)
Ethiopia 126 (2015)
Gabon 9 (2015)
Gambia 3 (2014)
Ghana 43 (2017)
Guinea (Republic of) 31 (2014)
Guinea Bissau 3 (2013)
Kenya 108 (2016)
Lesotho 12 (2012)
Liberia 15 (2015)
Libya 24 (2012)
Madagascar 82 (2016)
Malawi 30 (2014)
Mali 58 (2002)
Mauritania 18 (Mid 2002)
Mauritius 10 (2016)
Mayotte (France) 1 (2017)
Morocco 82 (2016)
Mozambique 184 (2013)
Namibia 13 (2016)
Niger 38 (2016)
Nigeria 240 (2014)
Reunion (France) 3 (2017)
Rwanda 14 (2015)
Sao Tome e Principe 1 (2016)
Senegal 37 (2016)
Seychelles 3 (2014)
Sierra Leone 19 (2015)
Somali 7 (at least, figures unavailable)
South Africa 232 (2016)
South Sudan 80 (2011)
Sudan 125 (2002)
Swaziland 12 (2014)
Tanzania 126 (2015)
Togo 12 (2015)
Tunisia 27 (2016)
Uganda 249 (2016)
Zambia 90 (2016)
Zimbabwe 46 (2015)
Asia Approx. 4,348 prisons
Afghanistan 251 (2023)
Bangladesh 68 (2016)
Bhutan 7 (2013)
Brunei Darussalam 3 (2017)
Cambodia 28 (2017)
China 730 (Officially)
Macau 1
Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea 18
Hong Kong (China) 24 (2016)
India 1,401 (2015)
Indonesia 464 (2016)
Iran 252 (2014)
Japan 188 (2014)
Kazakhstan 86 (2017)
Kyrgyzstan 24 (2016)
Laos 19 (2016)
Malaysia 47
Maldives 6 (2015)
Mongolia 52 (2016)
Myanmar (formerly Burma) 42 (2017)
Nepal 74 (2014)
Pakistan 88 (2015)
Philippines 1 (2013)
Republic of (South) Korea 51 (2013)
Singapore 14 (2017)
Sri Lanka 61 (2015)
Taiwan 49 (2015)
Tajikistan 22 (2016)
Thailand 144 (2014)
Turkmenistan 22 (2010)
Uzbekistan 58 (2014)
Vietnam 53 (2016)
Caribbean 334 prisons
Anguilla (UK) 2 (2015)
Antigua and Barbuda 1 (2016)
Aruba (Netherlands) 1 (2014)
Bahamas 1 (2014)
Barbados 1 (2014)
Cayman Islands (UK) 3 (2015)
Cuba 200 (2013)
Curacao (Netherlands) 1 (2014)
Dominica 1 (2015)
Dominican Republic 38 (2014)
Grenada 1 (2016)
Guadeloupe (France) 2 (2017)
Haiti 17 (2015
Jamaica 11 (2014)
Martinique (France) 1 (2017)
Puerto Rico (USA) 34 (2017)
Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 1 (2014)
St Kitts and Nevis 2 (2014)
St Lucia 1 (2017)
St Vincent and the Grenadines 2 (2015)
Trinidad and Tobago 9 (2015)
Virgin Islands (UK) 1 (2014)
Virgin Islands (USA) 3 (2013)
Central America 520 prisons
Belize 1 (2015)
Costa Rica 33 (2009)
El Salvador 25 (2015) (one is a secure hospital ward)
Guatemala 22 (2013)
Honduras 27 (2016)
Mexico 379 (2016)
Nicaragua 9 (2014)
Panama 24 (2016)
Europe Approx 3,526 prisons
Albania 23 (2017)
Andorra 1 (2016)
Armenia 11 (2015)
Austria 27 (2015)
Azerbijan 53 (2006)
Belarus 34 (2011)
Belgium 36 (2016)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Federation 8 (2008)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Rupublika Srpska 6 (2015)
Bulgaria 55 (2012)
Croatia 23 (2016)
Cyprus Republic of 1 (2016)
Czech Republic 35 (2016)
Denmark 45 (2017)
Estonia 4 (2015)
Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 1 (2015)
Finland 26 (2017)
France 188 (2015)
Georgia 15 (2016)
Germany 183 (2016)
Gibraltar (UK) 1 (2016)
Greece 35 (2016)
Guernsey (UK) 1 (2017)
Hungary 33 (2016)
Iceland 5 (2017)
Ireland, Republic of 14 (2016) (11 closed)
Isle of Man (UK) 1 (2017)
Italy 209 (2017)
Jersey (UK) 1 (2017)
Kosovo/Kosova 12 (2014)
Latvia 11 (2017)
Liechtenstein 1 (2015)
Lithuania 11 (2017)
Luxembourg 2 (2017)
Macedonia (formerly Yugoslav Republic of ) 14 (2016)
Malta 1 (2013)
Moldova (Republic of) 17 (2017)
Monaco 2 (2014)
Montenegro 3 (2013)
Netherlands 54 (2015)
Norway 54 (2017)
Poland 215 (2011)
Portugal 49 (2015)
Romania 45 (2017)
Russian Federation 961 (2017)
San Marino 1 (2016)
Serbia 28 (2011)
Slovakia 18 (2016)
Slovenia 7 (2017)
Spain 82 (2010)
Sweden 79 (2015)
Switzerland 114 (2016)
Turkey 381 (2017)
Ukraine 148 (2016)
United Kingdom England & Wales 123 (2016)
United Kingdom Northern Ireland 3 (2017)
United Kingdom Scotland 15 (2017)
Middle East Approx 1,286 prisons
Bahrain 4 (2014)
Iraq 1,000 + (2007)
Israel 30 (2015)
Jordan 14 (2015)
Kuwait 3  – one complex (2015)
Lebanon 22 (2011)
Oman 3 (2000)
Qatar 1 (2012)
Saudi Arabia 110 (2016)
Syria 35 (2004)
United Arab Emirates 21 (2006)
Yemen 43 (2015)
Northern America Approx 4,801 prisons
Bermuda (UK) 4 (2017)
Canada 216 (2015)
Greenland (Denmark) 6 (2015)
USA 4,575 (2005-6)
Oceania Approx 204 prisons
American Samoa (USA) 1 (2016)
Australia 111 (2015)
Cook Islands (New Zealand) 1 (2016)
Fiji 13 (2014)
French Polynesia (France) 4 (2017)
Guam (USA) 4 (2015)
Kiribati 4 (2012)
Marshall Islands 1 (2014)
Micronesia, Federated States of  4 (2013)
Nauru 1 (2014)
New Caledonia (France) 1 (2017)
New Zealand 18 (2016)
Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 1 (2015)
Palau 1 (2014)
Papua New Guinea 19 (2016)
Samoa 4 (2010)
Solomon Islands 6 (2014)
Timor-Leste (Formerly East Timor) 2 (2016)
Tonga 4 (2014)
Tuvalu 2 (2011)
Vanuatu 4 (2015)
South America Approx 2,270 prisons
Argentina 285 (2015)
Bolivia 61 (2016)
Brazil 1,424 (2014)
Chile 103 (2012)
Colombia 136 (2017)
Ecuador 52 (2014)
French Guiana (Guyane) (France) 1 (2017)
Guyana 5 (2016)
Paraguay 16 (2016)
Peru 69 (2017)
Suriname 31 (2014)
Uruguay 29 (2017)
Venezuala 58 (2016)

 

Source: http://www.prisonstudies.org/

Airports – There are 41,820 airports in the world

Country Airports
Afghanistan 43 (2016)
Akrotiri 1 (2017)
Albania 4 (2016)
Algeria 157 (2016)
American Samoa 3 (2016)
Angola 176 (2013)
Anguilla 2 (2013)
Antarctica 23 (2013)
Antigua and Barbuda 3 (2013)
Argentina 1,138 (2013)
Armenia 11 (2013)
Aruba 1 (2013)
Australia 480 (2013)
Austria 52 (2013)
Azerbaijan 37 (2013)
Bahamas, The 61 (2013)
Bahrain 4 (2013)
Bangladesh 18 (2013)
Barbados 1 (2013)
Belarus 65 (2013)
Belgium 41 (2013)
Belize 47 (2013)
Benin 6 (2013)
Bermuda 1 (2013)
Bhutan 2 (2013)
Bolivia 855 (2013)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 24 (2013)
Botswana 74 (2013)
Brazil 4,093 (2013)
British Indian Ocean Territory 1 (2013)
British Virgin Islands 4 (2013)
Brunei 1 (2013)
Bulgaria 68 (2013)
Burkina Faso 23 (2013)
Burma 64 (2013)
Burundi 7 (2013)
Cabo Verde 9 (2013)
Cambodia 16 (2013)
Cameroon 33 (2013)
Canada 1,467 (2013)
Cayman Islands 3 (2013)
Central African Republic 39 (2013)
Chad 59 (2013)
Chile 481 (2013)
China 507 (2013)
Christmas Island 1 (2013)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1 (2013)
Colombia 836 (2013)
Comoros 4 (2013)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 198 (2013)
Congo, Republic of the 27 (2013)
Cook Islands 11 (2013)
Costa Rica 161 (2013)
Cote d’Ivoire 27 (2013)
Croatia 69 (2013)
Cuba 133 (2017)
Curacao 1 (2017)
Cyprus 15 (2013)
Czechia 128 (2013)
Denmark 80 (2013)
Djibouti 13 (2013)
Dominica 2 (2013)
Dominican Republic 36 (2013)
Ecuador 432 (2013)
Egypt 83 (2013)
El Salvador 68 (2013)
Equatorial Guinea 7 (2013)
Eritrea 13 (2013)
Estonia 18 (2013)
Ethiopia 57 (2013)
European Union 3,102 (2013)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 7 (2013)
Faroe Islands 1 (2013)
Fiji 28 (2013)
Finland 148 (2013)
France 464 (2013)
French Polynesia 54 (2013)
Gabon 44 (2013)
Gambia, The 1 (2013)
Gaza Strip 1 (2013)
Georgia 22 (2013)
Germany 539 (2013)
Ghana 10 (2013)
Gibraltar 1 (2013)
Greece 77 (2013)
Greenland 15 (2013)
Grenada 3 (2013)
Guam 5 (2013)
Guatemala 291 (2013)
Guernsey 2 (2013)
Guinea-Bissau 8 (2013)
Guinea 16 (2013)
Guyana 117 (2013)
Haiti 14 (2013)
Honduras 103 (2013)
Hong Kong 2 (2013)
Hungary 41 (2013)
Iceland 96 (2013)
India 346 (2013)
Indonesia 673 (2013)
Iran 319 (2013)
Iraq 102 (2013)
Ireland 40 (2013)
Isle of Man 1 (2013)
Israel 47 (2013)
Italy 129 (2013)
Jamaica 28 (2013)
Jan Mayen 1 (2013)
Japan 175 (2013)
Jersey 1 (2013)
Jordan 18 (2013)
Kazakhstan 96 (2013)
Kenya 197 (2013)
Kiribati 19 (2013)
Korea, North 82 (2013)
Korea, South 111 (2013)
Kosovo 6 (2013)
Kuwait 7 (2013)
Kyrgyzstan 28 (2013)
Laos 41 (2013)
Latvia 42 (2013)
Lebanon 8 (2013)
Lesotho 24 (2013)
Liberia 29 (2013)
Libya 146 (2013)
Lithuania 61 (2013)
Luxembourg 2 (2013)
Macau 1 (2013)
Macedonia 10 (2013)
Madagascar 83 (2013)
Malawi 32 (2013)
Malaysia 114 (2013)
Maldives 9 (2013)
Mali 25 (2013)
Malta 1 (2013)
Marshall Islands 15 (2013)
Mauritania 30 (2013)
Mauritius 5 (2013)
Mexico 1,714 (2013)
Micronesia, Federated States of 6 (2013)
Moldova 7 (2013)
Mongolia 44 (2013)
Montenegro 5 (2013)
Montserrat 1 (2013)
Morocco 55 (2013)
Mozambique 98 (2013)
Namibia 112 (2013)
Nauru 1 (2013)
Nepal 47 (2013)
Netherlands 29 (2013)
New Caledonia 25 (2013)
New Zealand 123 (2013)
Nicaragua 147 (2013)
Nigeria 54 (2013)
Niger 30 (2013)
Niue 1 (2013)
Norfolk Island 1 (2013)
Northern Mariana Islands 5 (2013)
Norway 95 (2013)
Oman 132 (2013)
Pakistan 151 (2013)
Palau 3 (2013)
Panama 117 (2013)
Papua New Guinea 561 (2013)
Paracel Islands 1 (2013)
Paraguay 799 (2013)
Peru 191 (2013)
Philippines 247 (2013)
Poland 126 (2013)
Portugal 64 (2013)
Puerto Rico 29 (2013)
Qatar 6 (2013)
Romania 45 (2013)
Russia 1,218 (2013)
Rwanda 7 (2013)
Saint Barthelemy 1 (2013)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 2 (2015)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 (2013)
Saint Lucia 2 (2013)
Saint Martin 1 (2013)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2 (2013)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 (2013)
Samoa 4 (2013)
Sao Tome and Principe 2 (2013)
Saudi Arabia 214 (2013)
Senegal 20 (2013)
Serbia 26 (2013)
Seychelles 14 (2013)
Sierra Leone 8 (2013)
Singapore 9 (2013)
Sint Maarten 1 (2013)
Slovakia 35 (2013)
Slovenia 16 (2013)
Solomon Islands 36 (2013)
Somalia 61 (2013)
South Africa 566 (2013)
South Sudan 85 (2013)
Spain 150 (2013)
Spratly Islands 4 (2013)
Sri Lanka 19 (2013)
Sudan 74 (2013)
Suriname 55 (2013)
Svalbard 4 (2013)
Swaziland 14 (2013)
Sweden 231 (2013)
Switzerland 63 (2013)
Syria 90 (2013)
Taiwan 37 (2013)
Tajikistan 24 (2013)
Tanzania 166 (2013)
Thailand 101 (2013)
Timor-Leste 6 (2013)
Togo 8 (2013)
Tonga 6 (2013)
Trinidad and Tobago 4 (2013)
Tunisia 29 (2013)
Turkey 98 (2013)
Turkmenistan 26 (2013)
Turks and Caicos Islands 8 (2013)
Tuvalu 1 (2013)
Uganda 47 (2013)
Ukraine 187 (2013)
United Arab Emirates 43 (2013)
United Kingdom 460 (2013)
United States 13,513 (2013)
Uruguay 133 (2013)
Uzbekistan 53 (2013)
Vanuatu 31 (2013)
Venezuela 444 (2013)
Vietnam 45 (2013)
Virgin Islands 2 (2013)
Wake Island 1 (2013)
Wallis and Futuna 2 (2013)
West Bank 2 (2013)
Western Sahara 6 (2013)

 

Source: CIA Factbook. This listing gives the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved (concrete or asphalt surfaces) or unpaved (grass, earth, sand, or gravel surfaces) and may include closed or abandoned installations. Airports or airfields that are no longer recognizable (overgrown, no facilities, etc.) are not included. Note that not all airports have accommodations for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.

Stadiums

There are 4,913 sports stadiums in more than 224 countries

 

Continent Stadiums
Africa 394
Asia 1,166
Central America 94
Europe 1,266
Middle East 325
North America 1,026
Oceania 159
South America 483

 

Source: http://www.worldstadiums.com/

 

Nuclear power stations – There are currently 447 operable civil nuclear power nuclear reactors around the world, with a further 61 under construction

Countries Operating power stations
Argentina 3
Armenia 1
Belgium 7
Brazil 2
Bulgaria 2
Canada 17
China 36
Czech Republic 6
Finland 4
France 57
Germany 8
Hungary 4
India 21
Iran 1
Japan 40
Mexico 2
Netherlands 1
Pakistan 4
Republic of Korea 24
Romania 2
Russia 34
Slovakia 4
Slovenia 1
South Africa 2
Spain 7
Sweden 10
Switzerland 5
Ukraine 15
United Kingdom 14
United States of America 61

 

Source: https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=207&t=3

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