Transport and infrastructure in Mauritania

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Mauritania with the average of all countries in Africa. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 12,253 km. Theoretically, this is 2.64 meter for each of the 4.6 millions inhabitants of the country. Mauritania hereby ranks 156th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.16 meters of railway tracks per person Mauritania come 71st worldwide.

Airports in Mauritania

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways12,300 km2,635.25 km11.89 m
Railroads700 km156.57 km0.71 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors51.080.000


 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
Mauritania: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in MauritaniaThe 2 biggest airports and 3 airlines in Mauritania with further information and data (Nouakchott–Oumtounsy Int'l. and Nouadhibou Int'l.)
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