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    Sierra Leone Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 84 km 1.067-meter narrow-gauge mineral line is used on a limited basis because the mine at Marampa is closed

      Highways: 7,400 km total; 1,150 km bituminous, 490 km laterite (some gravel), remainder improved earth

      Inland waterways: 800 km; 600 km navigable year round

      Ports: Freetown, Bonthe, Pepel

      Civil air: no major transport aircraft

      Airports: 12 total, 9 usable; 5 with permanent-surface runways; 1 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 3 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: fair telephone and telegraph service; national microwave radio relay system unserviceable at present; 23,650 telephones; stations--3 AM, 1 FM, 2 TV; 1 INTELSAT Atlantic Ocean satellite ground station

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

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