Transport and infrastructure in KiribatiOur listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Kiribati with the average of all countries in Oceania. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in a particularly good condition.
The waterways listed refer to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of ports includes those located on the total 1,143 km of coastline. In 2019, about 52,099.86 freight containers were transported.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 670 km. For each of the country's 119,446 inhabitants, this corresponds to 5.61 meters. This puts Kiribati in 101st place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 147 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants on the same or even larger area naturally achieve quite different values here and have to connect remote areas to the transport network despite a smaller population.
With an average of 4 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic in Kiribati is considered very safe. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 3.2 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.
In Kiribati, 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||700 km||5,609.23 km||827.16 m|
|Railroads||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 m|
|Waterways||5 km||41.86 km||6.17 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||30,900 km||2,504.49 km||55.93 m|
|Railroads||600 km||48.39 km||1.08 m|
|Waterways||11,200 km||908.39 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)