Transport and infrastructure in Iraq

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Iraq with the average of all countries in Asia. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 59,623 km. Theoretically, this is 1.48 meter for each of the 40.22 millions inhabitants of the country. Iraq hereby ranks 186th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.06 meters of railway tracks per person Iraq come 101st worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 58 km long coastline.

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways59,600 km1,482.33 km137.05 m
Railroads2,300 km56.49 km5.22 m
Waterways5,279 km131.24 km12.13 m
Commercial harbors681.690.000


 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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