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The Gambia Transportations
 
 
 

General

The Gambia River not only provides important internal transport but is also an international commercial link; small ocean-going vessels can travel 190 km upstream. In 2010, there were 390 km of total waterways. Banjul, the principal port, receives about 300 ships annually. Ferries operate across the river and between Banjul and Barra.

With the construction of major all-weather roads on both sides of the Gambia River, the waterway has become less significant for passenger traffic. As of 2004, there were 3,742 km of roads, including 723 km of paved roads; 106,600 passenger cars and 142,300 commercial vehicles were in use. The Gambia has no railways.

There is an international airport at Yundum, 26 km from Banjul. Air Gambia, 60% state owned, acts as an agent only; foreign air carriers provide international service.

Overview

Airports :
1 (2010)

Airports - with paved runways :
total: 1
over 3,047 m: 1 (2010)

Roadways :
total: 3,742 km
paved: 723 km
unpaved: 3,019 km (2004)

Waterways :
390 km (on River Gambia; small ocean-going vessels can reach 190 km) (2010)

Merchant marine :
total: 5
by type: passenger/cargo 4, petroleum tanker 1 (2010)

Ports and terminals :
Banjul

 

 
 

 



 


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