Transportation/Communication

 Transportation & Communication


Transportation

Railroads:

  • total: 578 km (single track)
  • narrow gauge: 578 km 1.000-m gauge


Highways:

  • total: 8,435 km
  • paved:1,038 km
  • unpaved: crushed stone 2,600 km; improved earth 1,530 km; unimproved earth 3,267 km


Inland waterways:

  • navigable along small sections, important only locally


Ports:

  • Cotonou
  • Porto-Novo


Merchant marine:

  • none


Airports:

  • total: 7
  • with paved runways 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
  • with paved runways 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
  • with unpaved runways 1,524 to 2,438 m:1
  • with unpaved runways 914 to 1,523 m: 4

 


Telephone system:

  • N/A telephones; fair system of open wire and microwave radio relay
  • local: N/A
  • intercity: microwave radio relay and open wire
  • international: 1 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT earth station, submarine cable


Radio:

  • broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 2, shortwave 0
  • radios: N/A


Television:

  • broadcast stations: 2
  • televisions: N/A