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 2.90 meter for each of the 54.05 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 83rd 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.

Airports in Burma

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 157,000 km2,904.96 km232.05 m 14,699,500 km3,219.33 km459.66 m
Railroads 5,000 km93.09 km7.44 m 345,900 km75.76 km10.82 m
Waterways 12,800 km236.84 km18.92 m 260,300 km57.01 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors 951.760.000 43,8729.610.001
Airports 641.180.095 4,3490.950.000