Transport and infrastructure on the Virgin Islands

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

Airports on the Virgin Islands

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 1,260 km. For each of the country's 105,870 inhabitants, this corresponds to 11.90 meters. This puts Virgin Islands in 45th place in the global ranking. However, the country's population density must also be taken into account, which is relatively high at around 302 inhabitants per km². The higher the population density of a country, the shorter the average distance traveled. On the Virgin 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. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.


Virgin Islands

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways1,300 km11,901.39 km3,600.00 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors1,86817,644.285.337

Central America

 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways950,800 km4,294.37 km349.46 m
Railroads31,600 km142.75 km11.62 m
Waterways9,600 km43.32 km3.53 m
Commercial harbors15,67470.790.006

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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