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Côte d'Ivoire: Cote d'Ivoire Transportation Profile


Côte d'Ivoire has one of the best-developed and best-maintained transportation systems in Africa. The national controls a 660-km (410-mi) section of a 1,146-km (712-mi) railroad that runs north from Abidjan through Bouaké and Ferkéssédougou to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In 2002, Côte d'Ivoire had 50,400 km (31,318 mi) of roads, of which 4,889 km (3,038 mi) were paved. In 2001, there were 113,900 registered passenger automobiles and 54,900 registered commercial automobiles, trucks, and buses.

Harbor activity is concentrated at Abidjan (West Africa's major container port), which has facilities that include a fishing port and equipment for handling containers, and San Pedro, a deepwater port that began operations in 1971. There are as well small ports at Sassandra and Tabou. Two nationalized shipping lines serve West Africa and Europe. As of 1998, the merchant marine had one oil tanker (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,200 GRT. However, in 2002, there is no merchant marine. There are 980 m (56 mi) of navigable rivers, canals, and numerous coastal lagoons.

Air Ivoire, government-owned since 1976, operates domestic services and as well flies to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Bamako, Mali. International flights to Paris, Dakar, and other African and European capitals are handled by Air Afrique, a joint venture owned by Côte d'Ivoire and other participating Yaoundé Treaty nations (72%) and by Air France and Union des Transports Aériens (28%). Côte d'Ivoire's principal airport, F.H. Boigny, is located in Abidjan. Secondary airports are located at Bérébi, Bouaké, Daloa, Man, Sassandra, Korhogo, Tabou, San Pedro, Guiglo, Bondoukou, Yamoussoukro, and Odienné. In 2001 there were 36 total airports, 7 of which had paved runways. In 2001, 1,063,900 passengers were carried on scheduled domestic and international flights. In 2001, 46,400 passengers were carried on scheduled domestic and international flights.

LOCATION: 2°30′ to 7°30′ W ; 4°20′ to 10°50′ N. BOUNDARY LENGTHS: Mali, 515 kilometers (320 miles); Burkina Faso, 531 kilometers (330 miles); Ghana, 668 kilometers (415 miles); Gulf of Guinea coastline, 507 kilometers (315 miles); Liberia, 716 kilometers (445 miles); Guinea, 605 kilometers (376 miles). TERRITORIAL SEA LIMIT: 12 miles.

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