Transport and infrastructure in Burma

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Burma with the average of all countries in Asia. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 157,000 km. Theoretically, this is 2.89 meter for each of the 54.41 millions inhabitants of the country. Burma hereby ranks 150th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.09 meters of railway tracks per person Burma come 82nd worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 1,930 km long coastline.

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways157,000 km2,885.51 km232.05 m
Railroads5,000 km92.46 km7.44 m
Waterways12,800 km235.25 km18.92 m
Commercial harbors931.710.000


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways14,699,500 km3,192.38 km459.66 m
Railroads345,900 km75.12 km10.82 m
Waterways260,300 km56.53 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors45,0669.790.001
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