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Railways: total:  681 km (Ethiopian segment of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad)

narrow gauge:  681 km 1.000-m gauge

note:  in April 1998, Djibouti and Ethiopia announced plans to revitalize the century-old railroad that links their capitals; since May 1998 Ethiopia has expended considerable effort to repair and maintain the lines
Highways: total:  24,145 km

paved:  3,290 km

unpaved:  20,855 km (1998)
Waterways: none
Ports and harbors: none; Ethiopia is landlocked and was by agreement with Eritrea using the ports of Assab and Massawa; since the border dispute with Eritrea flared, Ethiopia has used the port of Djibouti for nearly all of its imports
Merchant marine: total:  11 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 85,382 GRT/108,526 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 6, container 1, petroleum tanker 1, roll on/roll off 3 (2000 est.)
Airports: 86 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  12

over 3,047 m:  3

2,438 to 3,047 m:  5

1,524 to 2,437 m:  3

914 to 1,523 m:  1 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  74

over 3,047 m:  2

2,438 to 3,047 m:  7

1,524 to 2,437 m:  10

914 to 1,523 m:  35

under 914 m:  20 (2000 est.)

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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