Transport and infrastructure in SamoaOur listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of Samoa with the average of all countries in Oceania. The main traffic and transport routes are in good condition, but do not reach the level of the leading industrial nations.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 1,150 km. For each of the country's 218,764 inhabitants, this corresponds to 5.26 meters. This puts Samoa in 108th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 77 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 27 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic in Samoa is considered reasonably safe. This corresponds to 13.1 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.
In Samoa, left-hand traffic is the rule on the roads, i.e. you drive in the left lane and overtake on the right. Oncoming traffic comes to meet you on the right side. This regulation was enforced on September 2nd, 2009. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||1,200 km||5,256.81 km||404.93 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)