Transport and infrastructure in New Caledonia

Our listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of New Caledonia with the average of all countries in Oceania.

Airports in New Caledonia

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 5,622 km. For each of the country's 271,030 inhabitants, this corresponds to 20.74 meters. This puts New Caledonia in 23rd place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note that the country's population density is very low at around 15 inhabitants per km². In this case, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country. In New Caledonia, 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.


New Caledonia

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways5,600 km20,743.09 km302.58 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors2488.550.001


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways30,900 km2,302.70 km55.93 m
Railroads600 km44.49 km1.08 m
Waterways11,200 km835.21 km20.29 m
Commercial harbors5,395402.030.010

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
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