MADAGASCAR: TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Highways: About 4,000 kilometers of 40,000-kilometer road system asphalted in 1994.
Railroads: In 1994 1,095 kilometers 1,000-meter gauge track in two separate systems: Antananarivo to Toamasina and Fianarantsoa to Manakara.
Ports: Fifteen major ports of which Toamasina, Mahajanga, and Antsiranana most important.
Airports: About 105 of total airports usable; of these thirty had permanent-surface runways in 1994.
Telecommunications: Telephone service sparse; most telephones located in Antananarivo. Two satellite ground stations provide excellent international links via International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation's (Intelsat) Indian Ocean satellite and Symphonie ground station with European telecommunications satellite. Seventeen government-owned amplitude modulation (AM) stations, three frequency modulation (FM) stations.
Data as of August 1994
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