Country Listing

Colombia Table of Contents



Roads: About 104,000 kilometers of finished roads in 1987, of which 10,300 considered paved. Three major highways, including Pan American Highway, crossed Andean highlands and Caribbean lowlands and linked to roads servicing major Pacific ports. Few paved roads in eastern Colombia.

Railroads: Outdated 3,300-kilometer rail system.

Ports: Five major ports--Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Buenaventura, and Tumaco. Inland waterways historically important but carried little cargo in late 1980s.

Airports: Five international airports and more than forty regional airports.

Telecommunications: Modern telephone system primarily served larger towns and cities. Approximately 500 radio stations and 100 television stations.

Data as of December 1988