Transport and infrastructure on the FijisOur listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of the Fijis with the average of all countries in Oceania. The main traffic and transport routes are in good condition, but do not reach the level of the leading industrial nations.
In terms of the length of its rail network, Fiji ranks 24th in the world with 0.65 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 597 kilometers long.
The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the 1,129 km of coastline. In 2019, about 145,782.40 freight containers were transported.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 3,440 km. For each of the country's 924,610 inhabitants, this corresponds to 3.72 meters. This puts Fiji in 130th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note that the country's population density is very low at around 51 inhabitants per km². In this case, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.
With an average of 94 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic on the Fijis is considered reasonably safe. This corresponds to 10.3 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.
On the Fijis, left-hand traffic is the rule on the roads, i.e. you drive in the left lane and overtake on the right. Oncoming traffic comes to meet you on the right side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||3,400 km||3,720.49 km||188.29 m|
|Railroads||600 km||645.68 km||32.68 m|
|Waterways||203 km||219.55 km||11.11 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||30,900 km||2,302.70 km||55.93 m|
|Railroads||600 km||44.49 km||1.08 m|
|Waterways||11,200 km||835.21 km||20.29 m|
Data sources used• Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
• Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
• CIA Factbook
• OECD Statistics
• Wikipedia (german)