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Transport in Equatorial Guinea

This article lists transport in Equatorial Guinea.

Railways

There are currently no railways in Equatorial Guinea.[1]

Maps

  • [1]

Highways

There are 2,880 km (1,790 mi) of highways in Equatorial Guinea, the majority of which were not paved in 2002. Equatorial Guinea's roads and highways are underdeveloped, but improving. During the rainy season, roads are frequently impassable without four-wheel drive vehicles.[2]

Furthermore, the country has recently developed a 2-lane expressway that runs between Bata and Mongomeyen International Airport, that runs for 175 km, and it is expected to soon reach the city of Mongomo, located in the border with Gabon.

Ports and harbors

The chief ports are Bata and Mbini in Río Muni and Malabo and Luba on Bioko. Bata, modernized in the 1970s, can accommodate up to four vessels of 20,000 tons each. There is regular service between Malabo and Bata.

Merchant marine

In 2005, the country had one merchant ship (a cargo vessel of 1,000 GRT or over) in service, totaling 6,556 GRT.

total: 1 ship (1,000 gross register tons (GRT) or over) totaling 1,745 GRT/3,434 tonnes deadweight (DWT)
ships by type: cargo ship 1 [1]

Airports

There are six airports in Equatorial Guinea. Its main airport is Malabo International Airport in Punta Europa, Bioko Island. International flights operate from here to Nigeria, Gabon, Benin, Ethiopia, Spain, Germany and France. Mainland Equatorial Guinea is served by Bata Airport, north of Bata, which has domestic air services to Malabo. These two airports, along with three smaller airstrips, have the only paved runways in the country.[1]

See also

References

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