Transport and infrastructure in Zambia

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Zambia with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 40,454 km. Theoretically, this is 2.44 meter for each of the 17 millions inhabitants of the country. Zambia hereby ranks 156th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.19 meters of railway tracks per person Zambia come 66th worldwide.

The given length of waterways and number of harbours are only refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. There is no direct access to the open sea in Zambia.

Airports in Zambia

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 40,500 km2,438.25 km53.75 m 6,817,900 km11,349.61 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 3,100 km188.41 km4.15 m 283,700 km472.30 km47.02 m
Waterways 2,300 km135.61 km2.99 m 53,100 km88.46 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 10.060.000 8,34513.890.001
Airports 885.300.117 3,7556.250.001