Transport and infrastructure on the Solomon IslandsOur listing of the primary types 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 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 707,851 inhabitants, this corresponds to 1.96 meters. This puts Solomon Islands in 175th place in the global ranking. However, it is also important to note that the country's population density is very low at around 24 inhabitants per km². In this case, disproportionately long distances generally have to be covered to reach the more remote parts of the country.
With an average of 108 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic on the Solomon Islands is considered rather mixed. This corresponds to 16.8 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 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||1,963.69 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||2,302.70 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)