Transport and infrastructure in LiberiaOur listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Liberia 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, Liberia ranks 86th in the world with 0.08 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 429 kilometers long.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 10,600 km. For each of the country's 5.18 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 2.05 meters. This puts Liberia in 171st place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 47 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 1674 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Liberia is considered very dangerous. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 36.0 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.
In Liberia, 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||10,600 km||2,046.25 km||95.18 m|
|Railroads||400 km||82.82 km||3.85 m|
|Waterways||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||3,002,100 km||2,186.19 km||99.00 m|
|Railroads||88,600 km||64.51 km||2.92 m|
|Waterways||50,100 km||36.46 km||1.65 m|
Data sources used• Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
• Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
• CIA Factbook
• OECD Statistics
• Wikipedia (german)