Transport and infrastructure in Nigeria

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Nigeria with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 193,200 km. Theoretically, this is 1.04 meter for each of the 186 millions inhabitants of the country. Nigeria hereby ranks 201st in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.02 meters of railway tracks per person Nigeria come 127th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 853 km long coastline.

Airports in Nigeria

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 193,200 km1,038.77 km209.14 m 6,817,900 km11,349.61 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 3,800 km20.42 km4.11 m 283,700 km472.30 km47.02 m
Waterways 8,600 km46.24 km9.31 m 53,100 km88.46 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 890.480.000 8,34513.890.001
Airports 540.290.058 3,7526.250.001