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Roads and Railways in Southern Europe

Albania The backbone of the transport network is the road network that was added during the 20th century. It has grown from 2,200 to 18,000 km after World War II, of which 1/3 is asphalted. During the socialist period, private motoring was prohibited by law, but as this legislation was amended private motoring grew rapidly. […]

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Communication in Southeast Asia

East Timor During the Indonesian era (1975-99) roads, ports and airports were built in eastern Timor and the area then received relatively good transport conditions. All villages could then be reached at least via a gravel road and the largest cities were connected by hard roads. Most of this infrastructure was destroyed in 1999. In […]

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Mexico Transportation

Almost all (98 per cent) passenger transport and 80 per cent of all freight on land take place on the road network. Road construction was extensive especially in the 1990’s, when increasing foreign trade demanded better transport routes, and Mexico now has a relatively well-developed road network. Just over a third of all roads have […]

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South America Geology

South America is located on the South American Plate, which also includes the ocean floor in the South Atlantic Ocean up to the rift in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The seabed spread here leads the plate west towards an east-sloping subduction zone off the west coast of South America, where the oncoming and faster Nazca plate […]