Transport and infrastructure in Guatemala

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Guatemala with the average of all countries in America. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 17,621 km. Theoretically, this is 1.06 meter for each of the 16.60 millions inhabitants of the country. Guatemala hereby ranks 202nd in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.05 meters of railway tracks per person Guatemala come 111st worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 400 km long coastline.

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways17,600 km1,061.25 km161.82 m
Railroads800 km48.18 km7.35 m
Waterways990 km59.62 km9.09 m
Commercial harbors90.540.000

Central America

 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways644,200 km2,924.69 km236.78 m
Railroads31,600 km143.48 km11.62 m
Waterways9,200 km41.63 km3.37 m
Commercial harbors15,67771.170.006