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    Libya Communications - 1989

      Highways: 19,300 km total; 10,800 km bituminous and bituminous treated, 8,500 km gravel, crushed stone and earth

      Pipelines: crude oil 4,383 km; natural gas 1,947 km; refined products 443 km (includes 256 km liquid petroleum gas)

      Ports: Tobruk, Tripoli, Banghazi, Misratah, Marsa el Brega

      Merchant marine: 30 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 816,546 GRT/1,454,874 DWT; includes 3 short-sea passenger, 11 cargo, 4 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 11 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 1 chemical tanker

      Civil air: 70 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 129 total, 120 usable; 53 with permanent-surface runways; 6 with runways over 3,659 m; 29 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 43 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: modern telecommunications system using radio relay, coaxial cable, tropospheric scatter, and domestic satellite stations; 370,000 telephones; stations--18 AM, 3 FM, 13 TV; 1 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT, 1 Indian Ocean INTELSAT, and 14 domestic satellite stations; submarine cables to France and Italy; radio relay to Tunisia; tropospheric scatter to Greece; planned ARABSAT and Intersputnik satellite stations

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

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