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 1.17 meter for each of the 26.97 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 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 31,600 km1,173.19 km53.87 m 3,002,100 km2,295.28 km99.00 m
Railroads 800 km31.00 km1.42 m 89,000 km68.06 km2.94 m
Waterways 600 km22.25 km1.02 m 50,100 km38.27 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors 281.040.000 7,0955.420.000
Airports 833.080.141 3,1512.410.000