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Tanzania Transportation - 2024


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National air transport system

number of registered air carriers: 11 (2020)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 91

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 1,481,557 (2018)

annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 390,000 (2018) mt-km

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix



206 (2024)


311 km gas, 891 km oil, 8 km refined products (2013)


total: 4,097 km (2022)

standard gauge: 421 km (2022)

narrow gauge: 969 km (2022) 1.067 m gauge

broad gauge: 2,707 km (2022) 1.000 m guage


total: 145,203 km (2022)

paved: 11,201 km (2022)

unpaved: 134,002 km (2022)


1,594 km (2022) (Lake Tanganyika 673 km, Lake Victoria 337 km, and Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi) 584 km are the principal avenues of commerce with neighboring countries; the rivers are not navigable)

Merchant marine

total: 381 (2023)

by type: bulk carrier 4, container ship 17, general cargo 170, oil tanker 58, other 132

Ports and terminals

major seaport(s): Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar

NOTE: The information regarding Tanzania on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tanzania 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tanzania 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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