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    Tunisia Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 2,051 km total; 465 km 1.435-meter standard gauge; 1,586 km 1.000-meter gauge

      Highways: 17,700 km total; 9,100 km bituminous; 8,600 km improved and unimproved earth

      Pipelines: 797 km crude oil; 86 km refined products; 742 km natural gas

      Ports: Bizerte, Gabes, Sfax, Sousse, Tunis, La Goulette

      Merchant marine: 21 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 160,172 GRT/218,970 DWT; includes 1 short-sea passenger, 4 cargo, 2 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 2 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 6 chemical tanker, 1 liquefied gas, 5 bulk

      Civil air: 17 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 30 total, 28 usable; 13 with permanent-surface runways; 7 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 7 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: the system is above the African average; facilities consist of open-wire lines, multiconductor cable, and radio relay; key centers are Safaqis, Susah, Bizerte, and Tunis; 233,000 telephones; stations--18 AM, 4 FM, 14 TV; 4 submarine cables; 1 ARABSAT satellite station and back-up control station; 1 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT station; coaxial cable to Algeria; radio relay to Algeria, Libya, and Italy

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

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