Transport and infrastructure in North Korea

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of North Korea with the average of all countries in Asien. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 25,554 km. Theoretically, this is 1.00 meter for each of the 25 millions inhabitants of the country. North Korea hereby ranks 202nd in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.29 meters of railway tracks per person North Korea come 55th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 2,495 km long coastline.

Airports in North Korea

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North Korea



  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 25,600 km1,002.47 km212.00 m 13,609,300 km3,036.47 km425.60 m
Railroads 7,400 km291.67 km61.68 m 333,900 km74.50 km10.44 m
Waterways 2,300 km88.27 km18.67 m 260,300 km58.08 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors 1586.200.001 15,9153.550.000
Airports 823.220.680 4,3790.980.000