Transport and infrastructure in Uruguay

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Uruguay with the average of all countries in Süd Amerika. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 77,732 km. Theoretically, this is 22.54 meter for each of the 3 millions inhabitants of the country. Uruguay hereby ranks 19th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.49 meters of railway tracks per person Uruguay come 37th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 660 km long coastline.

Airports in Uruguay

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South America

  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 77,700 km22,535.59 km441.11 m 3,097,400 km7,312.34 km173.93 m
Railroads 1,700 km485.03 km9.49 m 85,100 km200.95 km4.78 m
Waterways 1,600 km463.86 km9.08 m 119,400 km281.79 km6.70 m
Commercial harbors 5716.530.000 2,0374.810.000
Airports 13338.560.755 9,58122.620.001