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    Liberia Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 480 km total; 328 km 1.435-meter standard gauge, 152 km 1.067-meter narrow gauge; all lines single track; rail systems owned and operated by foreign steel and financial interests in conjunction with Liberian Government

      Highways: 10,087 km total; 603 km bituminous treated, 2,848 km all weather, 4,313 km dry weather; there are also 2,323 km of private, laterite-surfaced roads open to public use, owned by rubber and timber companies

      Ports: Monrovia, Buchanan, Greenville, Harper (on Cape Palmas)

      Merchant marine: 1,412 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 49,210,588 GRT/91,517,792 DWT; includes 10 passenger, 153 cargo, 26 refrigerated cargo, 21 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 42 vehicle carrier, 41 container, 4 barge carrier, 438 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 100 chemical, 75 combination ore/oil, 44 liquefied gas, 5 specialized tanker, 421 bulk, 2 heavy-lift carrier, 25 combination bulk; note--a flag of convenience registry

      Civil air: no major transport aircraft

      Airports: 76 total, 61 usable; 2 with permanent-surface runways; 1 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 4 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: telephone and telegraph service via radio relay network; main center is Monrovia; 8,500 telephones; stations--3 AM, 4 FM, 5 TV; 1 Atlantic Ocean satellite station

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

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