Economy, Transportation and Communications
Alto Parana, Pan-American Highway, telephone connections, radio receivers, televisions
More than 2,900 km (1,800 mi) of internal waterways—chiefly the Alto Parana and Paraguay rivers—have provided the main means of transportation, with most of the boats owned by Argentine interests. In 1999 Paraguay had 29,500 km (18,330 mi) of roads. Paraguay is served by a section of the Pan-American Highway, and the Trans-Chaco Highway links Asuncion with Bolivia. Paraguay has about 440 km (about 275 mi) of operated railroad track. Asuncion is served by an international airport completed in 1980.
Paraguay has 50 telephone lines for every 1,000 people; the majority of the telephone connections are in Asuncion. The country has 182 radio receivers and 101 televisions per 1,000 residents.
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