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    Madagascar Communications - 1991

      Railroads: 1,020 km 1.000-meter gauge

      Highways: 40,000 km total; 4,694 km paved, 811 km crushed stone, gravel, or stabilized soil, 34,495 km improved and unimproved earth (est.)

      Inland waterways: of local importance only; isolated streams and small portions of Canal des Pangalanes

      Ports: Toamasina, Antsiranana, Mahajanga, Toliara

      Merchant marine: 14 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 59,416 GRT/82,869 DWT; includes 9 cargo, 2 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 1 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 1 chemical tanker, 1 liquefied gas

      Civil air: 5 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 148 total, 115 usable; 30 with permanent-surface runways; none with runways over 3,659 m; 3 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 42 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: above average system includes open-wire lines, coaxial cables, radio relay, and troposcatter links; submarine cable to Bahrain; satellite earth stations--1 Indian Ocean INTELSAT and 1 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT; over 38,200 telephones; stations--14 AM, 1 FM, 7 (30 repeaters) TV

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

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