Transport and infrastructure in Syria

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Syria with the average of all countries in Asia. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 69,873 km. Theoretically, this is 3.99 meter for each of the 17.50 millions inhabitants of the country. Syria hereby ranks 125th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.12 meters of railway tracks per person Syria come 78th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 193 km long coastline.

Airports in Syria

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways69,900 km3,992.59 km377.32 m
Railroads2,100 km117.25 km11.08 m
Waterways900 km51.43 km4.86 m
Commercial harbors261.490.000


 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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