TRANSPORTATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Roads: 26,000 kilometers in 1993; 4,000
paved, 2,200 kilometers gravel. Pan American Highway runs
to south for 369 kilometers. Roads highly concentrated in
and central zones, with one unfinished road linking
Railroads: 373 kilometers, 1.067-meter narrow
linking Managua to León and Granada. Section from León to
Ports: One principal, suitable for deep-water
at Corinto; secondary port at Puerto Sandino for
petroleum; two smaller ports at Puerto Cabezas and
Airports: One international, Augusto C. Sandino
International Airport in Managua; ten secondary airfields.
Telecommunications: Eight television, eleven FM,
forty-five AM radio stations. Total number of telephones
estimated at 60,000, or only 1.5 per 100 inhabitants.
International communications to other Central American
via Central American Microwave System (CAMS), to rest of
via International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation
(Intelsat) satellite ground station near Managua and
Soviet Union Intersputnik system.
Data as of December 1993