Transport and infrastructure in HondurasOur listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Honduras with the average of all countries in America. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in a particularly good condition.
In terms of the length of its rail network, Honduras ranks 92nd in the world with 0.07 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 699 kilometers long.
The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the total 669 km of coastline. In 2020, about 785,056 freight containers were transported.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 14,742 km. For each of the country's 10.06 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 1.46 meters. This puts Honduras in 185th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 89 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants on the same or even larger area naturally achieve quite different values here and have to connect remote areas to the transport network despite a smaller population.
With an average of 1515 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Honduras is considered rather mixed. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 16.2 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.
In Honduras, 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.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||14,700 km||1,464.97 km||131.05 m|
|Railroads||700 km||69.46 km||6.21 m|
|Waterways||465 km||46.21 km||4.13 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||644,200 km||2,865.26 km||236.78 m|
|Railroads||31,600 km||140.56 km||11.62 m|
|Waterways||9,200 km||40.78 km||3.37 m|
Data sources used• Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
• Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
• CIA Factbook
• OECD Statistics
• Wikipedia (german)