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Tanzania Transportation

Tanzania    Transportation Top of Page
Railways: total:  3,569 km (1995)

narrow gauge:  2,600 km 1.000-m gauge; 969 km 1.067-m gauge

note:  the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA), which operates 1,860 km of 1.067-m narrow gauge track between Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia (of which 969 km are in Tanzania and 891 km are in Zambia) is not a part of Tanzania Railways Corporation; because of the difference in gauge, this system does not connect to Tanzania Railways
Highways: total:  88,200 km

paved:  3,704 km

unpaved:  84,496 km (1996)
Waterways: note:  Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, and Lake Nyasa are principal avenues of commerce between Tanzania and its neighbors on those lakes
Pipelines: crude oil 982 km
Ports and harbors: Bukoba, Dar es Salaam, Kigoma, Kilwa Masoko, Lindi, Mtwara, Mwanza, Pangani, Tanga, Wete, Zanzibar
Merchant marine: total:  8 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 21,987 GRT/27,121 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 2, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 2, roll on/roll off 1, short-sea passenger 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 126 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  11

over 3,047 m:  2

2,438 to 3,047 m:  2

1,524 to 2,437 m:  5

914 to 1,523 m:  1

under 914 m:  1 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  115

1,524 to 2,437 m:  17

914 to 1,523 m:  63

under 914 m:  35 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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