Transport and infrastructure in Benin

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Benin with the average of all countries in Africa. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 16,000 km. Theoretically, this is 1.36 meter for each of the 11.80 millions inhabitants of the country. Benin hereby ranks 193rd in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.04 meters of railway tracks per person Benin come 118th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 121 km long coastline.

Airports in Benin

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 16,000 km1,355.80 km139.42 m 3,002,100 km2,295.28 km99.00 m
Railroads 400 km37.12 km3.82 m 89,000 km68.06 km2.94 m
Waterways 150 km12.71 km1.31 m 50,100 km38.27 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors 60.510.000 7,0955.420.000
Airports 60.510.052 3,1512.410.000