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Transportation in Angola

Railways:
  • total: 2,952 km (inland, much of the track is unusable because of land mines still in place from the civil war)
  • narrow gauge: 2,798 km 1.067-m gauge; 154 km 0.600-m gauge (1997)

Highways:

  • total: 76,626 km
  • paved: 19,156 km
  • unpaved: 57,470 km (1997 est.)

Waterways: 1,295 km navigable

Pipelines: crude oil 179 km

Ports and harbors: Ambriz, Cabinda, Lobito, Luanda, Malongo, Namibe, Porto Amboim, Soyo

Merchant marine:

  • total: 9 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 39,305 GRT/63,067 DWT
  • ships by type: cargo 8, petroleum tanker 1 (1999 est.)

Airports: 249 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways:

  • total: 32
  • over 3,047 m: 4
  • 2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
  • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 7
  • under 914 m: 1 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways:

  • total: 217
  • over 3,047 m: 2
  • 2,438 to 3,047 m: 5
  • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 31
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 96
  • under 914 m: 83 (1999 est.)

Reference This article comes from the CIA World Factbook 2000.



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