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    Suriname Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 166 km total; 86 km 1.000-meter gauge, government owned, and 80 km 1.435-meter standard gauge; all single track

      Highways: 8,300 km total; 500 km paved; 5,400 km bauxite gravel, crushed stone, or improved earth; 2,400 km sand or clay

      Inland waterways: 1,200 km; most important means of transport; oceangoing vessels with drafts ranging from 4.2 m to 7 m can navigate many of the principal waterways

      Ports: Paramaribo, Moengo

      Merchant marine: 3 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 6,472 GRT/8,914 DWT; includes 2 cargo, 1 container

      Civil air: 2 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 47 total, 43 usable; 6 with permanent-surface runways; 1 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 1 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: international facilities good; domestic radio relay system; 27,500 telephones; stations--5 AM, 14 FM, 6 TV, 1 shortwave; 2 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT satellite stations

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

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