Transport and infrastructure in GuineaOur listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of Guinea with the average of all countries in Africa. In many places, the traffic routes show considerable deficiencies and are often not in a particularly good condition.
In terms of the length of its rail network, Guinea ranks 87th in the world with 0.08 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 1,086 kilometers long.
The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the 320 km of coastline. In 2019, about 197,739.40 freight containers were transported.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 44,301 km. For each of the country's 13.53 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 3.27 meters. This puts Guinea in 141st place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note that the country's population density is very low at around 55 inhabitants per km². In this case, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.
With an average of 3634 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic in Guinea is considered quite dangerous. This corresponds to 29.7 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.
In 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.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||44,300 km||3,273.82 km||180.19 m|
|Railroads||1,100 km||80.25 km||4.42 m|
|Waterways||1,300 km||96.07 km||5.29 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||2,997,800 km||2,151.40 km||98.86 m|
|Railroads||88,600 km||63.57 km||2.92 m|
|Waterways||68,400 km||49.09 km||2.26 m|
Data sources used• Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
• Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
• CIA Factbook
• OECD Statistics
• Wikipedia (german)