Transport and infrastructure in Angola

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Angola with the average of all countries in Africa. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in a particularly good condition.

In terms of the length of its rail network, Angola ranks 85th in the world with 0.08 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 2,852 kilometers long.

The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the total 1,600 km of coastline. In 2019, about 672,212.50 freight containers were transported.

Airports in Angola

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 26,000 km. For each of the country's 33.93 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 0.77 meters. This puts Angola in 216th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 27 inhabitants per km². Like this, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.

With an average of 7156 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Angola is considered quite dangerous. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 24.3 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.

In Angola, 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.



 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways26,000 km766.20 km20.86 m
Railroads2,900 km84.05 km2.29 m
Waterways1,300 km38.31 km1.04 m
Commercial harbors541.590.000


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways3,002,100 km2,186.19 km99.00 m
Railroads88,600 km64.51 km2.92 m
Waterways50,100 km36.46 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors7,8295.700.000

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Angola: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in AngolaThe 13 biggest airports and 2 airlines in Angola with further information and data
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