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    Malawi Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 789 km 1.067-meter gauge

      Highways: 13,135 km total; 2,364 km paved; 251 km crushed stone, gravel, or stabilized soil; 10,520 km earth and improved earth

      Inland waterways: Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi); Shire River, 144 km

      Ports: Chipoka, Monkey Bay, Nkhata Bay, and Nkotakota--all on Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi)

      Civil air: 4 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 51 total, 50 usable; 6 with permanent-surface runways; 1 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 9 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: fair system of open-wire lines, radio relay links, and radio communication stations; 36,800 telephones; stations--8 AM, 4 FM, no TV; satellite stations--1 Indian Ocean and 1 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT

      Note: a majority of exports would normally go through Mozambique on the Nacala railroad, but now most go through South Africa because of insurgent activity and damage to rail line

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

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