Transport and infrastructure in Zambia

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Zambia with the average of all countries in Africa. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 67,671 km. Theoretically, this is 3.79 meter for each of the 17.86 millions inhabitants of the country. Zambia hereby ranks 129th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.18 meters of railway tracks per person Zambia come 68th 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 67,700 km3,788.75 km89.92 m 3,002,100 km2,295.28 km99.00 m
Railroads 3,100 km175.02 km4.15 m 89,000 km68.06 km2.94 m
Waterways 2,250 km125.97 km2.99 m 50,100 km38.27 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors 10.060.000 7,0955.420.000
Airports 884.930.117 3,1512.410.000