Transport and infrastructure in TogoOur listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of Togo with the average of all countries in Africa. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in particularly good condition.
In terms of the length of its rail network, Togo ranks 96th in the world with 0.07 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 568 kilometers long.
The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the 56 km of coastline. In 2021, about 1.99 million freight containers were transported.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 9,951 km. For each of the country's 8.64 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 1.15 meters. This puts Togo in 194th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 152 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants in 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 2317 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic in Togo is considered quite dangerous. This corresponds to 29.6 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.
In Togo, 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. This regulation was enforced on April 4th, 1974. Regionally, this also applied before, now it exists for all parts of the country. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||10,000 km||1,151.09 km||175.22 m|
|Railroads||600 km||65.70 km||10.00 m|
|Waterways||50 km||5.78 km||0.88 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||2,997,800 km||2,151.40 km||98.86 m|
|Railroads||88,600 km||63.57 km||2.92 m|
|Waterways||68,400 km||49.09 km||2.26 m|
Data sources used• Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
• Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
• CIA Factbook
• OECD Statistics
• Wikipedia (german)