Transport and infrastructure in TajikistanOur listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Tajikistan 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, Tajikistan ranks 91st in the world with 0.07 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 680 kilometers long. Freight traffic on the rails most recently totaled 231.70 million tons and kilometers traveled. Passenger traffic reached 33.00 million passenger-kilometers in 2018.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 30,000 km. For each of the country's 9.75 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 3.08 meters. This puts Tajikistan in 144th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 69 inhabitants per km². Like this, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.
With an average of 1560 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Tajikistan is considered rather mixed. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 17.8 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.
In Tajikistan, 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||30,000 km||3,077.04 km||212.19 m|
|Railroads||700 km||69.75 km||4.81 m|
|Waterways||200 km||20.51 km||1.41 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||16,613,000 km||3,573.71 km||519.50 m|
|Railroads||280,000 km||60.24 km||8.76 m|
|Waterways||260,300 km||55.99 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)