Transport and infrastructure on the Falkland Islands

Our listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of the Falkland Islands with the average of all countries in America.

Airports on the Falkland Islands

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 440 km. For each of the country's 3,198 inhabitants, this corresponds to 137.59 meters. This puts Falkland Islands in 1st place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note that the country's population density is very low at around 0 inhabitants per km². In this case, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country. On the Falkland Islands, left-hand traffic is the rule on the roads, i.e. you drive in the left lane and overtake on the right. Oncoming traffic comes to meet you on the right side. This regulation was enforced in January 1st, 1970. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.


Falkland Islands

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways400 km137,585.99 km36.15 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors2625.390.000

South America

 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways3,101,100 km7,134.46 km174.14 m
Railroads85,100 km195.82 km4.78 m
Waterways119,400 km274.61 km6.70 m
Commercial harbors2,2605.200.000

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
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