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    Zimbabwe Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 3,394 km 1.067-meter gauge; 42 km double track; 355 km electrified

      Highways: 85,237 km total
      15,800 km paved, 39,090 km crushed stone, gravel, stabilized soil: 23,097 km improved earth; 7,250 km unimproved earth

      Inland waterways: Lake Kariba is a potential line of communication

      Pipelines: 8 km, refined products

      Civil air: 11 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 517 total, 437 usable; 23 with permanent-surface runways; 2 with runways over 3,659 m; 3 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 38 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: system was once one of the best in Africa, but now suffers from poor maintenance; consists of radio relay links, open-wire lines, and radio communications stations; 247,000 telephones; stations--8 AM, 18 FM, 8 TV; 1 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT station

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

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