Transport and infrastructure in TanzaniaOur listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Tanzania with the average of all countries in Africa. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in a particularly good condition.
In terms of the length of its rail network, Tanzania ranks 89th in the world with 0.08 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 4,567 kilometers long.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 87,581 km. For each of the country's 59.73 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 1.47 meters. This puts Tanzania in 188th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 63 inhabitants per km². Like this, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.
With an average of 16330 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Tanzania is considered quite dangerous. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 30.7 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.
In Tanzania, 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||87,600 km||1,466.18 km||92.45 m|
|Railroads||4,600 km||76.46 km||4.82 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)