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Madagascar Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 883 km
    narrow gauge: 883 km 1.000-m gauge (1994)

    Highways:
    total: 49,837 km
    paved: 5,781 km
    unpaved: 44,056 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: of local importance only; isolated streams and small portions of Lakandranon' Ampangalana (Canal des Pangalanes)

    Ports and harbors: Antsiranana, Antsohimbondrona, Mahajanga, Toamasina, Toliara

    Merchant marine:
    total: 12 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 23,311 GRT/31,533 DWT
    ships by type: cargo 6, chemical tanker 1, liquefied gas tanker 1, oil tanker 2, roll-on/roll-off cargo 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 133 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 29
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
    914 to 1,523 m: 20
    under 914 m: 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 104
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
    914 to 1,523 m: 59
    under 914 m: 42 (1998 est.)

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