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 1.50 meter for each of the 7.8 millions inhabitants of the country. Sierra Leone hereby ranks 188th 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.

Airports in Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone



  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 11,700 km1,497.46 km161.83 m 3,002,100 km2,295.28 km99.00 m
Railroads 0 km0.00 km0.00 m 89,000 km68.06 km2.94 m
Waterways 800 km102.39 km11.07 m 50,100 km38.27 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors 51866.300.007 7,0955.420.000
Airports 81.020.111 3,1512.410.000