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Democratic Republic of Congo Transportation




Congo, Democratic Republic of the    Transportation Top of Page
Railways: total:  5,138 km (1995)

note:  severely reduced route-distance in use because of damage to facilities by civil strife

narrow gauge:  3,987 km 1.067-m gauge (858 km electrified); 125 km 1.000-m gauge; 1,026 km 0.600-m gauge (2000)
Highways: total:  157,000 km (including 30 km of expressways)(1996)

paved:  NA km

unpaved:  NA km
Waterways: 15,000 km (including the Congo and its tributaries, and unconnected lakes)
Pipelines: petroleum products 390 km
Ports and harbors: Banana, Boma, Bukavu, Bumba, Goma, Kalemie, Kindu, Kinshasa, Kisangani, Matadi, Mbandaka
Merchant marine: none (2000 est.)
Airports: 232 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  24

over 3,047 m:  4

2,438 to 3,047 m:  3

1,524 to 2,437 m:  15

914 to 1,523 m:  2 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  208

1,524 to 2,437 m:  20

914 to 1,523 m:  96

under 914 m:  92 (2000 est.)

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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