Transport and infrastructure in Madagascar

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Madagascar with the average of all countries in Africa. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 31,640 km. Theoretically, this is 1.14 meter for each of the 27.69 millions inhabitants of the country. Madagascar hereby ranks 197th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.03 meters of railway tracks per person Madagascar come 120th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 4,828 km long coastline.

Airports in Madagascar

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways31,600 km1,142.61 km53.87 m
Railroads800 km30.19 km1.42 m
Waterways600 km21.67 km1.02 m
Commercial harbors291.050.000


 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
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