Transport in Guinea-Bissau

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Trucks on a rural road in Guinea-Bissau.

Transport infrastructure in Guinea-Bissau is basic, with most roads outside the capital being unpaved.

Railways[edit]

There are no railways in Guinea-Bissau. In 1998 an agreement was signed between Portugal and Guinea-Bissau for construction of railway to Guinea.[1][2]

Roads[edit]

  • Total: 4,400 km
  • Paved: 453 km
  • Unpaved: 3,947 km (1996 est.)

The Trans–West African Coastal Highway crosses Guinea-Bissau, connecting it to Banjul (the Gambia), Conakry (Guinea), and eventually to 11 other nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Waterways[edit]

Several rivers are accessible to coastal shipping

Seaports and harbours[edit]

Merchant Marine[edit]

In 1999 no merchant vessels were operating.

Airports[edit]

The main airport serving the country, and the only one with scheduled commercial service, is Osvaldo Vieira International Airport in Bissau.

  • 30 (1999 est.)

Paved runways:

Over 3, 047 m:

  • 1

1,524 to 2,437 m:

  • 1

914 to 1,523 m:

  • 1

Unpaved runways:

  • 27

1,524 to 2,437 m:

  • 1

914 to 1,523 m:

  • 4

under 914 m:

  • 22 (1999 est.)

See also[edit]

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