Transport and infrastructure in Papua New Guinea

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Papua New Guinea with the average of all countries in Oceania. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 9,349 km. Theoretically, this is 1.04 meter for each of the 8.9 millions inhabitants of the country. Papua New Guinea hereby ranks 201st in a worldwide comparison.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 5,152 km long coastline.

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Papua New Guinea

 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways9,300 km1,044.93 km20.20 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways11,000 km1,229.46 km23.77 m
Commercial harbors17519.560.000


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways30,900 km2,504.49 km55.93 m
Railroads600 km48.39 km1.08 m
Waterways11,200 km908.39 km20.29 m
Commercial harbors5,278427.780.010
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