Transport and infrastructure on the Solomon IslandsOur listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of the Solomon Islands with the average of all countries in Oceania. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in a particularly good condition.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 1,390 km. For each of the country's 703,995 inhabitants, this corresponds to 1.97 meters. This puts Solomon Islands in 175th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note the country's population density, which is very low at around 24 inhabitants per km². Like this, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.
With an average of 106 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic on the Solomon Islands is considered rather mixed. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 16.8 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.2 in the USA and 17.1 worldwide.
On the Solomon Islands, 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. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||1,400 km||1,974.45 km||48.10 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||2,461.92 km||55.93 m|
|Railroads||600 km||47.56 km||1.08 m|
|Waterways||11,200 km||892.96 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)