Transport in the Republic of the Congo

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Railway network of Republic of Congo

total: 795 km (includes 285 km private track) - Congo-Ocean Railway connects Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.
narrow gauge: 795 km 1.067-m gauge (1995 est.)



  • 12 April 2007 According to Engineering News, a South Korean consortium has agreed to build a new 800 km railway in the Congo-Brazzaville Republic in return for timber concessions. They would build a railway from Brazzaville to Ouesso in the Sangha region in the north-west of the country. A two-year feasibility study would take place before signing a final agreement with the government and starting construction work on the railway. [1] See CMKC Group.




total: 12,800 km
paved: 1,242 km
unpaved: 11,558 km (1996 est.)


the Congo and Ubangi (Oubangui) rivers provide 1,120 km of commercially navigable water transport; other rivers are used for local traffic only


crude oil 25 km

Ports and harbours[edit]

Atlantic Ocean[edit]

Congo River[edit]

Other Rivers[edit]

Sangha River[edit]


36 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways[edit]

total: 4
over 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways[edit]

total: 32
1,524 to 2,437 m: 8
914 to 1,523 m: 14
under 914 m: 10 (1999 est.)

See also[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the CIA World Factbook.