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Transport in Mozambique

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Transport in Mozambique


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.



  • UN Map
  • Map Port Nacala railhead
  • Southern Africa
  • Sena Railway



Towns served by railways


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


3,750 km (navigable routes)


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

Ports and harbours

Indian Ocean

Merchant marine

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.)


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

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

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


  1. ^ Railway Gazette International Aug 2008 p483
  2. ^
  3. ^ Mozambique: Australian Company Plans New Coal Mine in Tete By 2010 (Page 1 of 1)
  4. ^

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