Transport and infrastructure on the SeychellesOur listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of the Seychelles with the average of all countries in Africa. The main traffic and transport routes are in good condition, but do not reach the level of the leading industrial nations.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 526 km. For each of the country's 98,462 inhabitants, this corresponds to 5.34 meters. This puts Seychelles in 105th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 214 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants on the same or even larger area naturally achieve quite different values here and have to connect remote areas to the transport network despite a smaller population.
With an average of 11 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic on the Seychelles is considered reasonably safe. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 12.0 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.
On the Seychelles, 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||500 km||5,342.16 km||1,143.48 m|
|Railroads||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 m|
|Waterways||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||3,002,100 km||2,239.70 km||99.00 m|
|Railroads||88,600 km||66.09 km||2.92 m|
|Waterways||50,100 km||37.35 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)