Transport and infrastructure in NepalOur listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Nepal with the average of all countries in Asia. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in a particularly good condition.
In terms of the length of its rail network, Nepal ranks 135th in the world with 0.00 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 59 kilometers long.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 27,990 km. For each of the country's 29.14 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 0.96 meters. This puts Nepal in 209th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 198 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants on the same or even larger area naturally achieve quite different values here and have to connect remote areas to the transport network despite a smaller population.
With an average of 4464 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Nepal is considered rather mixed. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 16.2 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.
In Nepal, traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road, i.e. people drive in the right-hand lane and overtake on the left. Oncoming traffic comes toward you on the left side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||28,000 km||960.64 km||190.18 m|
|Railroads||100 km||2.02 km||0.40 m|
|Waterways||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||14,699,500 km||3,186.25 km||459.66 m|
|Railroads||280,000 km||60.70 km||8.76 m|
|Waterways||260,300 km||56.42 km||8.14 m|
Data sources used• Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
• Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
• CIA Factbook
• OECD Statistics
• Wikipedia (german)