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 1.32 meter for each of the 12.12 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.

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways16,000 km1,319.78 km139.42 m
Railroads400 km36.13 km3.82 m
Waterways150 km12.37 km1.31 m
Commercial harbors60.490.000


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways3,002,100 km2,239.71 km99.00 m
Railroads89,000 km66.41 km2.94 m
Waterways50,100 km37.35 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors7,4825.580.000
Benin: AirportsThe 1 airports in BeninCadjehoun Airport - the only public airport in Benin with further information on airlines and destinations
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