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Transportation in Botswana

A sparsely populated, arid country about the size of Texas, Botswana has nonetheless managed to incorporate much of its interior into the national economy. An "inner circle" highway connecting all major towns and district capitals is completely paved, and the all-weather Trans-Kalahari Highway connects the country (and, through it, South Africa's commercially dominant Gauteng Province[?]) to Walvis Bay in Namibia.

total: 971 km
narrow gauge: 971 km 1.067-m gauge (1995)

total: 18,482 km
paved: 4,343 km
unpaved: 14,139 km (1996 est.)

Ports and harbors: none

Airports: 92 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways:
total: 10
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 7
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 82
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 57
under 914 m: 21 (1999 est.)

See also : Botswana

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