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    Afghanistan Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 9.6 km (single track) 1.524-meter gauge from Kushka (USSR) to Towraghondi and 15.0 km from Termez (USSR) to Kheyrabad transshipment point on south bank of Amu Darya

      Highways: 21,000 km total (1984); 2,800 km hard surface, 1,650 km bituminous-treated gravel and improved earth, 16,550 km unimproved earth and tracks

      Inland waterways: total navigability 1,200 km; chiefly Amu Darya, which handles steamers up to about 500 metric tons

      Pipelines: natural gas, 180 km

      Ports: Shir Khan (river port)

      Civil air: 8 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 38 total, 34 usable; 9 with permanent-surface runways; 11 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 14 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: limited telephone, telegraph, and radiobroadcast services; television introduced in 1980; 31,200 telephones; stations--5 AM, no FM, 1 TV; 1 satellite earth station

      NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan Communications 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan Communications 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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