TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
Roads: About 104,000 kilometers of finished
1987, of which 10,300 considered paved. Three major
including Pan American Highway, crossed Andean highlands
Caribbean lowlands and linked to roads servicing major
ports. Few paved roads in eastern Colombia.
Railroads: Outdated 3,300-kilometer rail system.
Ports: Five major ports--Barranquilla,
Marta, Buenaventura, and Tumaco. Inland waterways
important but carried little cargo in late 1980s.
Airports: Five international airports and more
Telecommunications: Modern telephone system
served larger towns and cities. Approximately 500 radio
and 100 television stations.
Data as of December 1988