Transport and infrastructure in Iraq

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Iraq with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 59,623 km. Theoretically, this is 1.60 meter for each of the 37 millions inhabitants of the country. Iraq hereby ranks 179th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.06 meters of railway tracks per person Iraq come 97th 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 km1,602.66 km137.05 m 6,817,900 km11,347.03 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 2,300 km61.07 km5.22 m 279,700 km465.54 km46.36 m
Waterways 5,300 km141.90 km12.13 m 53,100 km88.44 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 20.050.000 8,32813.860.001
Airports 1022.740.234 3,7556.250.001