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Railroad lines, total length in km, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 12 countries was 3137 km. The highest value was in South Africa: 20953 km and the lowest value was in Burkina Faso: 518 km. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: km; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Railroad lines, km, 2021 Global rank Available data
South Africa 20953 1 2015 - 2021
Algeria 4001 2 1995 - 2021
DR Congo 3641 3 1995 - 2021
Morocco 2295 4 1995 - 2021
Tunisia 1777 5 1995 - 2021
Botswana 886 6 1995 - 2021
Cameroon 884 7 1995 - 2021
Mauritania 728 8 2002 - 2021
Madagascar 673 9 1995 - 2021
Gabon 648 10 1995 - 2021
Ivory Coast 639 11 2000 - 2021
Burkina Faso 518 12 1995 - 2021



Definition: Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks.

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