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    Nigeria Communications - 1991

      Railroads: 3,505 km 1.067-meter gauge

      Highways: 107,990 km total 30,019 km paved (mostly bituminous-surface treatment); 25,411 km laterite, gravel, crushed stone, improved earth; 52,560 km unimproved

      Inland waterways: 8,575 km consisting of Niger and Benue Rivers and smaller rivers and creeks

      Pipelines: 2,042 km crude oil; 500 km natural gas; 3,000 km refined products

      Ports: Lagos, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Warri, Onne, Sapele

      Merchant marine: 28 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 420,658 GRT/668,951 DWT; includes 18 cargo, 1 refrigerated cargo, 1 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 6 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 1 chemical tanker, 1 bulk

      Civil air: 76 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 81 total, 68 usable; 32 with permanent-surface runways; 1 with runways over 3,659 m; 14 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 21 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: above-average system limited by poor maintenance; major expansion in progress; radio relay and cable routes; 155,000 telephones; stations--37 AM, 19 FM, 38 TV; 2 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT, 1 Indian Ocean INTELSAT, domestic, with 19 stations; 1 coaxial submarine cable

      NOTE: The information regarding Nigeria 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 Nigeria Communications 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nigeria Communications 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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