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    Sudan Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 5,500 km total; 4,784 km 1.067-meter gauge, 716 km 1.6096-meter-gauge plantation line

      Highways: 20,000 km total; 2,000 km bituminous treated, 4,000 km gravel, 2,304 km improved earth; remainder unimproved earth and track

      Inland waterways: 5,310 km navigable

      Pipelines: refined products, 815 km

      Ports: Port Sudan, Suakin

      Merchant marine: 10 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 91,107 GRT/122,222 DWT; includes 8 cargo, 2 roll-on/roll-off cargo

      Civil air: 14 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 79 total, 69 usable; 8 with permanent-surface runways; 4 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 31 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: large, well-equipped system by African standards, but barely adequate and poorly maintained; consists of radio relay, cables, radio communications, and troposcatter; domestic satellite system with 14 stations; 68,800 telephones; stations--4 AM, 1 FM, 2 TV; 1 Atlantic Ocean satellite station and 1 ARABSAT station

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

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