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national rail line, Akosombo Dam, Kotoka International Airport, Ghana Airways, Sunyani

Ghana is served by 953 km (592 mi) of rail lines, which are limited to the southern sector of the country, essentially connecting Sekondi, Accra, and Kumasi. The national rail line has not expanded since its construction in the early 20th century, with the exception of the short Accra-Tema link built in the 1960s. Logs, timber products, and minerals from the southern regions are transported to the deep-water harbors at Tema and Takoradi for export. River transportation on the Volta north of the Akosombo Dam is possible, but the most accessible means of domestic travel is by road. There are 39,409 km (24,488 mi) of roads in the country, only 30 percent of which are paved. Most Ghanaians travel by bus, or another form of private mass transportation. The Kotoka International Airport is located at Accra, but Ghana Airways and other private airlines serve local airports at Kumasi, Tamale, Sunyani, and Takoradi.



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