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Transport and infrastructure in Eswatini

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Eswatini 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, Eswatini ranks 56th in the world with 0.26 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 301 kilometers long.

Airports in Eswatini


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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 3,769 km. For each of the country's 1.16 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 3.25 meters. This puts Eswatini in 142nd place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 67 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 356 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Eswatini is considered very dangerous. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 31.9 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.

In Eswatini, 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.


 

Eswatini

 totalper 1 mio
inhabitants
per km²
Roadways3,800 km3,248.68 km217.11 m
Railroads300 km259.45 km17.34 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors00.000.000
Airports1412.070.806
 

Africa

 total per 1 mio
inhabitants
per km²
Roadways3,002,100 km2,239.70 km99.00 m
Railroads88,600 km66.09 km2.92 m
Waterways50,100 km37.35 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors7,8295.840.000
Airports3,1592.360.000


Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
UNCTAD
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
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