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Air Zimbabwe, national airline, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls, Maputo

Zimbabwe’s major rail line runs along the country’s central plateau between Harare and Bulawayo. Bulawayo is linked by rail to the major cities of South Africa by way of Botswana, and to the copper-mining towns of Zambia via Victoria Falls. Spurs lead to the Mozambican ports of Beira and Maputo. Altogether, Zimbabwe has 2,759 km (1,714 mi) of railroad. As late as the 1960s there were few tarred roads in Zimbabwe, dirt roads being common. In 1999 there were 18,338 km (11,395 mi) of roads, of which 47 percent were paved highways connecting the main towns and the principal tourist attractions. The remainder of the country’s roads were single-track or gravel. Harare has an international airport, and smaller airfields serve other cities and the main tourist areas, including Victoria Falls. Air Zimbabwe is the national airline.



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