Nigeria Transportation - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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National air transport system

number of registered air carriers: 13 (2020)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 104

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 8,169,192 (2018)

annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 19.42 million mt-km (2018)

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

5N

Airports

total: 54 (2013)

country comparison to the world: 87

Airports - with paved runways

total: 40 (2017)

over 3,047 m: 10 (2017)

2,438 to 3,047 m: 12 (2017)

1,524 to 2,437 m: 9 (2017)

914 to 1,523 m: 6 (2017)

under 914 m: 3 (2017)

Airports - with unpaved runways

total: 14 (2013)

1,524 to 2,437 m: 2 (2013)

914 to 1,523 m: 9 (2013)

under 914 m: 3 (2013)

Heliports

5 (2013)

Pipelines

124 km condensate, 4045 km gas, 164 km liquid petroleum gas, 4441 km oil, 3940 km refined products (2013)

Railways

total: 3,798 km (2014)

standard gauge: 293 km 1.435-m gauge (2014)

narrow gauge: 3,505 km 1.067-m gauge (2014)

note: as of the end of 2018, there were only six operational locomotives in Nigeria primarily used for passenger service; the majority of the rail lines are in a severe state of disrepair and need to be replaced

country comparison to the world: 54

Roadways

total: 195,000 km (2017)

paved: 60,000 km (2017)

unpaved: 135,000 km (2017)

country comparison to the world: 29

Waterways

8,600 km (Niger and Benue Rivers and smaller rivers and creeks) (2011)

country comparison to the world: 15

Merchant marine

total: 728

by type: general cargo 15, oil tanker 110, other 603 (2020)

country comparison to the world: 31

Ports and terminals

major seaport(s): Bonny Inshore Terminal, Calabar, Lagos

LNG terminal(s) (export): Bonny Island

NOTE: The information regarding Nigeria on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nigeria 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nigeria 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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