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Tanzania Transportation

    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 est.)

    Waterways: Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Lake Nyasa

    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: 7 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 20,618 GRT/26,321 DWT
    ships by type: cargo 2, oil tanker 2, passenger-cargo 2, roll-on/roll-off cargo 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 129 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 10
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
    914 to 1,523 m: 1
    under 914 m: 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 119
    over 3,047 m: 1
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 18
    914 to 1,523 m: 65
    under 914 m: 35 (1998 est.)

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