Transport and infrastructure on the Northern Mariana Islands

Our listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of the Northern Mariana Islands with the average of all countries in Oceania.

Airports on the Northern Mariana Islands

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 536 km. For each of the country's 49,481 inhabitants, this corresponds to 10.83 meters. This puts Northern Marianas in 50th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 108 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. On the Northern Mariana 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.


Northern Marianas

 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways500 km10,832.44 km1,165.22 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors120.210.002


 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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