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Economy, Transportation and Communications

Bobo-Dioulasso, Ouagadougou, radio receivers, television sets, San Pedro

The port of Abidjan is one of the busiest in West Africa. A new port exists at San Pedro, which is linked to Mali by rail. A railroad links Abidjan to Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The total length of operated railroad track in the country is 639 km (397 mi). Only a small portion of the estimated 50,400 km (31,317 mi) of roads are paved. The government operates several radio and television stations. In 1997 there were 161 radio receivers and 64 television sets for every 1,000 inhabitants. Cote d’Ivoire had 18 telephone mainlines for every 1,000 people in 2000.



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Bobo-Dioulasso, Ouagadougou, radio receivers, television sets, San Pedro, Mali, television stations, West Africa, Burkina Faso, inhabitants, roads, government, new port, country, small portion, telephone, people

 
 

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