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Transportation

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Airports:

  • 8 (2012)
  • country comparison to the world: 164

    Airports - with paved runways:

  • total: 1
  • over 3,047 m: 1 (2012)

    Airports - with unpaved runways:

  • total: 7
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 7 (2012)

    Heliports:

  • 2 (2012)

    Roadways:

  • total: 11,300 km
  • Country comparison to the world: 132
  • paved: 904 km
  • unpaved: 10,396 km (2002)

    Waterways:

  • 800 km (600 km navigable year round) (2011)
  • country comparison to the world: 72

    Merchant marine:

  • total: 215
  • country comparison to the world: 34
  • by type: bulk carrier 22, cargo 120, carrier 2, chemical tanker 19, container 6, liquefied gas 3, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 28, refrigerated cargo 7, roll on/roll off 4, specialized tanker 1, vehicle carrier 1
  • foreign-owned: 98 (Bangladesh 1, China 19, Cyprus 2, Egypt 3, Estonia 2, Hong Kong 7, Japan 4, Lebanon 2, North Korea 2, Romania 2, Russia 7, Singapore 9, Syria 13, Taiwan 7, Turkey 9, UAE 1, UK 1, Ukraine 5, Yemen 2) (2010)

    Ports and terminals:

  • Freetown, Pepel, Sherbro Islands