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Transport and infrastructure in Barbados

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Barbados with the average of all countries in America. Overall, the main traffic and transport routes are well developed and in comparatively good condition.

Airports in Barbados


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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 1,700 km. For each of the country's 287,371 inhabitants, this corresponds to 5.92 meters. This puts Barbados in 95th place in the global ranking. However, the country's population density must also be taken into account, which is relatively high at around 668 inhabitants per km².

With an average of 29 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Barbados is considered relatively safe. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 10.2 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.

In Barbados, 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.


 

Barbados

 totalper 1 mio
inhabitants
per km²
Roadways1,700 km5,915.70 km3,953.49 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors165574.170.384
Airports13.482.326
 

Central America

 total per 1 mio
inhabitants
per km²
Roadways644,200 km2,894.86 km236.78 m
Railroads31,600 km142.02 km11.62 m
Waterways9,200 km41.21 km3.37 m
Commercial harbors15,67270.420.006
Airports2,99313.450.001


Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
UNCTAD
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Barbados: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in BarbadosThe biggest airports and CARICOM AIRWAYS (BARBADOS) INC. in Barbados with further information and data
Barbados: ClimateClimate details in BarbadosA climate analysis for Barbados incl. temperatures, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Rainfalls
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