Economy, Transportation and Communication
Ubangi River, Bangui, radio receivers, national radio, Brazzaville
The country has no railroads. The Ubangi River and the Chari and Logone river systems are important arteries of transportation. Exports are shipped on the Ubangi and Congo rivers to Brazzaville, Congo, and then by rail to the seaport of Pointe-Noire. The country has 23,810 km (14,795 mi) of roads, only a small portion of which are paved. An international airport is located at Bangui.
Several periodicals and 3 daily newspaper are published in Bangui. The national radio and television broadcasting service is government owned and provides programs in French and Sango. In 1997 there were 83 radio receivers, 5 television sets, and 3 telephone mainlines in use for every 1,000 inhabitants.
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