Transport and infrastructure in Equatorial Guinea

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Equatorial Guinea 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.

Airports in Equatorial Guinea

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 2,880 km. For each of the country's 1.45 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 1.99 meters. This puts Equatorial Guinea in 173rd place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 52 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 302 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Equatorial Guinea is considered quite dangerous. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 24.4 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.

In Equatorial Guinea, 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.


Equatorial Guinea

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways2,900 km1,986.36 km102.67 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors4228.970.001


 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)
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