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    Nicaragua Communications - 1990

      Railroads: 373 km 1.067-meter gauge, government owned; majority of system not operating; 3 km 1.435-meter gauge line at Puerto Cabezas (does not connect with mainline)

      Highways: 25,930 km total; 4,000 km paved (includes all 2,170 km gravel or crushed stone, 5,425 km earth or graded earth, 14,335 km unimproved, 368.5 km of the Pan-American highway)

      Inland waterways: 2,220 km, including 2 large lakes

      Pipelines: crude oil, 56 km

      Ports: Corinto, El Bluff, Puerto Cabezas, Puerto Sandino, Rama

      Merchant marine: 2 cargo ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 2,161 GRT/2,500 DWT

      Civil air: 12 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 261 total, 169 usable; 9 with permanent-surface runways; none with runways over 3,659 m; 2 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 12 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: low-capacity radio relay and wire system being expanded; connection into Central American Microwave System; 60,000 telephones; stations--45 AM, no FM, 7 TV, 3 shortwave; satellite earth stations--1 Intersputnik and 1 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT

      NOTE: The information regarding Nicaragua on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nicaragua Communications 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nicaragua Communications 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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