Transport and infrastructure in Brazil

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Brazil with the average of all countries in America. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 2 m km. Theoretically, this is 9.48 meter for each of the 211.05 millions inhabitants of the country. Brazil hereby ranks 55th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.14 meters of railway tracks per person Brazil come 76th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 7,491 km long coastline.

Airports in Brazil

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 2,000,000 km9,476.45 km234.86 m 3,097,400 km7,249.62 km173.93 m
Railroads 29,900 km141.44 km3.51 m 85,100 km199.23 km4.78 m
Waterways 50,000 km236.91 km5.87 m 119,400 km279.38 km6.70 m
Commercial harbors 8644.090.000 2,1945.140.000
Airports 4,09319.390.481 9,35921.910.001