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 1.52 meter for each of the 39.31 millions inhabitants of the country. Iraq hereby ranks 185th 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.

Airports in Iraq

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  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 59,600 km1,516.75 km137.05 m 14,699,500 km3,219.33 km459.66 m
Railroads 2,300 km57.80 km5.22 m 345,900 km75.76 km10.82 m
Waterways 5,279 km134.29 km12.13 m 260,300 km57.01 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors 731.860.000 43,8729.610.001
Airports 1022.590.234 4,3490.950.000