Transport and infrastructure in AlgeriaOur listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of Algeria with the average of all countries in Africa. The main traffic and transport routes are in good condition, but do not reach the level of the leading industrial nations.
In terms of the length of its rail network, Algeria ranks 81st in the world with 0.09 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 4,020 kilometers long. Freight traffic on the rails most recently totaled 908.00 million tons and kilometers traveled. Passenger traffic reached 348.00 million passenger-kilometers in 2020.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 104,000 km. For each of the country's 44.18 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 2.35 meters. This puts Algeria in 163rd place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note that the country's population density is very low at around 19 inhabitants per km². In this case, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.
With an average of 8671 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic in Algeria is considered rather mixed. This corresponds to 21.1 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.
In Algeria, traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road, i.e. people drive in the right-hand lane and overtake on the left. Oncoming traffic comes toward you on the left side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||104,000 km||2,354.11 km||43.67 m|
|Railroads||4,000 km||91.00 km||1.69 m|
|Waterways||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||2,997,800 km||2,151.40 km||98.86 m|
|Railroads||88,600 km||63.57 km||2.92 m|
|Waterways||68,400 km||49.09 km||2.26 m|
Data sources used• Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
• Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
• CIA Factbook
• OECD Statistics
• Wikipedia (german)