Flag of Korea, North

Korea, North Transportation Profile 2018

Home > Factbook > Countries > Korea, North

Railwaystotal: 7,435 km
standard gauge: 7,435 km 1.435-m gauge (5,400 km electrified)
note: figures are approximate; some narrow-gauge railway also exists (2014)
Roadwaystotal: 25,554 km
paved: 724 km
unpaved: 24,830 km (2006)
Waterways2,250 km (most navigable only by small craft) (2011)
Pipelinesoil 6 km (2013)
Ports and terminalsmajor seaport(s): Ch'ongjin, Haeju, Hungnam (Hamhung), Namp'o, Songnim, Sonbong (formerly Unggi), Wonsan
Merchant marinetotal: 248
by type: bulk carrier 6, container ship 3, general cargo 184, oil tanker 25, other 30 (2017)
Airports82 (2013)
Airports - with paved runwaystotal: 39
over 3,047 m: 3
2,438 to 3,047 m: 22
1,524 to 2,437 m: 8
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 4 (2017)
Airports - with unpaved runwaystotal: 43
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 17
914 to 1,523 m: 15
under 914 m: 8 (2013)
Heliports23 (2013)
National air transport systemnumber of registered air carriers: 1
inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 17
annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 223,418
annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 1,574,719 mt-km (2015)
Civil aircraft registration country code prefixP (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

Transportation Comparison