Transport in Mozambique

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Railways[edit]

Railway network of Mozambique


total: 3,123 km
narrow gauge: 2,983 km of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge;
narrow gauge: 140 km of 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge (2005)

  • The railways only interconnect via neighbouring countries.

Standards[edit]

Steam locomotive at Inhambane, 2009

Maps[edit]

Timeline[edit]

2008[edit]

Towns served by railways[edit]

Highways[edit]

Construction works for the Armando Guebuza Bridge, Mozambique


total: 30,400 km
paved: 5,685 km
unpaved: 24,715 km (1996 est.)

Waterways[edit]

3,750 km (navigable routes)

Pipelines[edit]

crude oil 306 km; petroleum products 289 km
note: none of the pipelines are operating

Ports and harbours[edit]

Indian Ocean[edit]

Merchant marine[edit]


total: 3 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 4,125 GRT/7,024 tonnes deadweight (DWT)
ships by type: cargo 3
note: includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Belgium 2 (2002 est.)

Airports[edit]

158 (2006)

The main airport in the country is Maputo International Airport, which is also the hub of Mozambique's flag carrier, LAM Mozambique Airlines.

Airports - with paved runways[edit]

total: 22
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 10
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 5 (2006)

Airports - with unpaved runways[edit]

total: 136
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 14
914 to 1,523 m: 34
under 914 m: 87 (2006)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railway Gazette International, August 2008, p.483
  2. ^ "Golden Rock workshop exports locos to Mozambique". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mozambique: Australian Company Plans New Coal Mine in Tete By 2010". Allafrica.com. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "New Mozambique port gets approval". Railways Africa. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 

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