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Congo, Democratic Republic of the Transportation

    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

    Highways:
    total: 145,000 km
    paved: 2,500 km
    unpaved: 142,500 km (1993 est.)

    Waterways: 15,000 km including the Congo, 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

    Airports: 233 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 23
    over 3,047 m: 4
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 14
    914 to 1,523 m: 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 210
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 21
    914 to 1,523 m: 95
    under 914 m: 94 (1998 est.)

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