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    Congo Communications - 1991

      Railroads: 797 km, 1.067-meter gauge, single track (includes 285 km that are privately owned)

      Highways: 12,000 km total; 560 km bituminous surface treated; 850 km gravel, laterite; 5,350 km improved earth; 5,240 km unimproved roads

      Inland waterways: the Congo and Ubangi (Oubangui) Rivers provide 1,120 km of commercially navigable water transport; the rest are used for local traffic only

      Pipelines: crude oil 25 km

      Ports: Pointe-Noire (ocean port), Brazzaville (river port)

      Civil air: 4 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 50 total, 45 usable; 5 with permanent-surface runways; none with runways over 3,659 m; 1 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 18 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: services adequate for government use; primary network is composed of radio relay routes and coaxial cables; key centers are Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, and Loubomo; 18,100 telephones; stations--3 AM, 1 FM, 4 TV; 1 Atlantic Ocean satellite station

      NOTE: The information regarding Congo on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Congo Communications 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Congo Communications 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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