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    Hong Kong Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 35 km 1.435-meter standard gauge, government owned

      Highways: 1,160 km total; 794 km paved, 306 km gravel, crushed stone, or earth

      Ports: Hong Kong

      Merchant marine: 158 ships (1,000 GRT or over), totaling 5,005,332 GRT/8,500,466 DWT; includes 1 passenger, 1 short-sea passenger, 11 cargo, 8 refrigerated cargo, 16 container, 2 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 15 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 5 chemical tanker, 10 combination ore/oil, 6 liquefied gas, 82 bulk, 1 specialized bulk; note--ships registered in Hong Kong fly the UK flag and an estimated 500 Hong Kong-owned ships are registered elsewhere

      Civil air: 16 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 2 total; 2 usable; 2 with permanent-surface runways; 1 with runways 2,440-3,659 m

      Telecommunications: modern facilities provide excellent domestic and international services; 2,300,000 telephones; microwave transmission links and extensive optical fiber transmission network; stations--6 AM, 6 FM, 4 TV; 1 BBC relay station and 1 British Forces Broadcasting Service relay station; 2,500,000 radio receivers; 1,312,000 TV sets (1,224,000 color TV sets); 3 INTELSAT ground stations (1 to a Pacific Ocean satellite and 2 working through Indian Ocean satellites); coaxial cable to Guangzhou, China; links to 5 international submarine cables providing access to ASEAN member nations, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Middle East, and Western Europe

      NOTE: The information regarding Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong Communications 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Communications 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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