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This article describes the system of transport in Senegal, both public and private. This system comprises roads (both paved and unpaved), rail transport, water transport, and air transportation.

Contents

1 Roads

1.1 International highways 1.2 Motorways 1.3 National roads 1.4 Regional roads

2 Railways

2.1 Maps

3 Ground transport 4 Waterways 5 Ports and harbours 6 Airports

6.1 Airports - with paved runways 6.2 Airports - with unpaved runways

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Roads[edit]

See also: List of roads in Senegal (fr)

Route de Corniche, Dakar, 2016

The system of roads in Senegal
Senegal
is extensive by West African standards, with paved roads reaching each corner of the country and all major towns. International highways[edit] Dakar
Dakar
is the endpoint of three routes in the Trans-African Highway network. These are as follows:

Cairo-Dakar Highway
Cairo-Dakar Highway
which crosses the edge of the Sahara Dakar-Ndjamena Highway
Dakar-Ndjamena Highway
which links the countries of the Sahel, also called the Trans-Sahelian Highway Dakar-Lagos Highway
Dakar-Lagos Highway
running along the West African coast and called by the Economic Community of West African States
Economic Community of West African States
(ECOWAS) the Trans–West African Coastal Highway
Trans–West African Coastal Highway
(though ECOWAS considers this route to start in Nouakchott, Mauritania).

Senegal's road network links closely with those of the Gambia, since the shortest route between south-western districts on the one hand and west-central and north-western districts on the other is through the Gambia. Motorways[edit] The only operational motorway in Senegal
Senegal
currently runs for 34 km. between Dakar
Dakar
and Diamniadio, and it is a toll motorway. A new part of the motorway, of 16.5 km. is currently under construction, which will reach the Blaise Diagne International Airport. Another section of 50 km. is also under construction, linking the airport to Thiès; and the 115 km. stretch from Thiès
Thiès
to Touba, the final destination of the planned motorway, will start under construction in the near future. National roads[edit] The most important roads in Senegal
Senegal
are prefixed "N" and numbered from 1 to 7:

N1: Dakar
Dakar
Mbour
Mbour
- Fatick
Fatick
- Kaolack
Kaolack
Tambacounda
Tambacounda
Kidira
Kidira
– (Mali) N2: Pout – Thiès
Thiès
Louga
Louga
- St-Louis – Richard Toll
Richard Toll
– Ouro Sogui – Kidira
Kidira
- (Mali) N3: Thiès
Thiès
Diourbel
Diourbel
– Touba – Linguère
Linguère
– Ouro Sogui N4: Kaolack
Kaolack
– (Trans- Gambia
Gambia
Highway) – Bignona
Bignona
Ziguinchor
Ziguinchor
– (Guinea-Bissau) N5: Bignona
Bignona
Diouloulou
Diouloulou
– (Gambia) - Sokone
Sokone
- Kaolack N6: Tambacounda
Tambacounda
Vélingara
Vélingara
- Kolda
Kolda
Ziguinchor
Ziguinchor
– (Guinea-Bissau) N7: Ouro Sogui
Ouro Sogui
- Tambacounda
Tambacounda
Niokolo-Koba
Niokolo-Koba
Kédougou
Kédougou
– Guinea

Regional roads[edit]

R20, R21, R22 R30, R31, R32 R60, R61 R70

Railways[edit] Main article: Rail transport in Senegal Further information: Railway stations in Senegal total: 906 km narrow gauge: 906 km of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) gauge (70 km double track) Maps[edit]

UN Map [1]

Ground transport[edit]

A Car Rapide in Senegal, a common mode of transportation.

There were an estimated 4,271 km of paved roads and 10,305 km of unpaved roads as of 1996. Taxis (black-yellow or blue-yellow in color) are cheap, numerous and available everywhere in Dakar.[1] It is customary to negotiate the fare since most meters installed in the taxis are broken or missing.[1] For travel outside Dakar, public transportation is available but often unreliable and uncomfortable.[1] Waterways[edit] 897 km total; 785 km on the Senegal
Senegal
river, and 112 km on the Saloum
Saloum
River. Ports and harbours[edit]

Dakar
Dakar
- railhead Kaolack, Matam, Podor, Richard Toll, Saint-Louis, Ziguinchor

Dakar
Dakar
has one of the largest deep-water seaports along the West African coast.[1] Its deep-draft structure and 640-foot-wide (200 m) access channel allows round-the-clock access to the port.[1] Its current infrastructure includes tanker vessel loading and unloading terminals, a container terminal with a storage capacity of 3000 20-foot-equivalent units, a cereals and fishing port, a dedicated phosphate terminal and a privately run ship repair facility.[1] The port’s location at the extreme western point of Africa, at the crossroad of the major sea-lanes linking Europe
Europe
to South America, makes it a natural port of call for shipping companies.[1] Total freight traffic averages 10 million metric tons.[1] Airports[edit]

Air Senegal
Senegal
International is Senegal's flag carrier.

See also: List of airports in Senegal There were an estimated 20 airports in 1999. Blaise Diagne International Airport
Airport
in Diass
Diass
became the hub of the sub-region.[1][2] Dakar
Dakar
is linked to numerous African cities by air, and daily flights go to Europe.[1] Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines
flies daily to/from Atlanta/Dakar/Johannesburg.[1] South African Airways
South African Airways
flies daily to New York and Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
from Johannesburg
Johannesburg
via Dakar.[1]. The old Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
Airport
in Dakar
Dakar
is now only exists as a cargo hub. Airports - with paved runways[edit] total: 10 over 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 7 914 to 1,523 m: 2 (1999 est.) Airports - with unpaved runways[edit] total: 10 1,524 to 2,437 m: 5 914 to 1,523 m: 4 under 914 m: 1 (1999 est.) See also[edit]

Senegal

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Senegal
Senegal
Country Commercial Guide 2008. U.S. Commercial Service (2008). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. ^ Aéroport International Blaise Diagne

CIA Fact Book for SG

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