Transport and infrastructure on the Marshall IslandsOur listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of the Marshall Islands with the average of all countries in Oceania. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in particularly good condition.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 2,028 km. For each of the country's 42,050 inhabitants, this corresponds to 48.23 meters. This puts Marshall Islands in 6th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 232 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants in 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 3 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2013), road traffic on the Marshall Islands is considered relatively safe. This corresponds to 5.7 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.
On the Marshall Islands, 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||2,000 km||48,228.30 km||11,178.48 m|
|Railroads||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 m|
|Waterways||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 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)