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 3.68 meter for each of the 18.38 millions inhabitants of the country. Zambia hereby ranks 129th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.17 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.

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways67,700 km3,680.98 km89.92 m
Railroads3,100 km170.04 km4.15 m
Waterways2,250 km122.39 km2.99 m
Commercial harbors10.050.000


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways3,002,100 km2,239.71 km99.00 m
Railroads89,000 km66.41 km2.94 m
Waterways50,100 km37.35 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors7,4825.580.000
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