Transport and infrastructure in Sierra Leone

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Sierra Leone with the average of all countries in Africa. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 11,700 km. Theoretically, this is 1.47 meter for each of the 8.0 millions inhabitants of the country. Sierra Leone hereby ranks 187th in a worldwide comparison.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 402 km long coastline.

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Sierra Leone

 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways11,700 km1,466.72 km161.83 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways800 km100.29 km11.07 m
Commercial harbors55769.830.008


 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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