Transport and infrastructure in Italy

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Italy with the average of all countries in Europe. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 487,700 km. Theoretically, this is 8.19 meter for each of the 59.55 millions inhabitants of the country. Italy hereby ranks 65th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.34 meters of railway tracks per person Italy come 49th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 7,600 km long coastline.

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways487,700 km8,189.20 km1,618.44 m
Railroads20,200 km338.89 km66.97 m
Waterways2,400 km40.30 km7.96 m
Commercial harbors1,31022.000.004


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways6,708,300 km11,135.99 km1,111.61 m
Railroads273,500 km454.00 km45.32 m
Waterways53,100 km88.21 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors15,35825.490.003
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