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Railways: note:  Libya has had no railroad in operation since 1965, all previous systems having been dismantled; current plans are to construct a 1.435-m standard gauge line from the Tunisian frontier to Tripoli and Misratah, then inland to Sabha, center of a mineral-rich area, but there has been little progress; other plans made jointly with Egypt would establish a rail line from As Sallum, Egypt, to Tobruk with completion originally set for mid-1994; Libya signed contracts with two private companies - Bahne of Egypt and Jez Sistemas Ferroviarios of Spain - in 1998 for the supply of crossings and pointwork (1001)
Highways: total:  24,484 km

paved:  6,800 km

unpaved:  17,684 km (1996)
Waterways: none
Pipelines: crude oil 4,383 km; petroleum products 443 km (includes liquefied petroleum gas or LPG 256 km); natural gas 1,947 km
Ports and harbors: Al Khums, Banghazi, Darnah, Marsa al Burayqah, Misratah, Ra's Lanuf, Tobruk, Tripoli, Zuwarah
Merchant marine: total:  28 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 399,725 GRT/654,843 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 10, chemical tanker 1, liquefied gas 3, petroleum tanker 6, roll on/roll off 4, short-sea passenger 4 (2000 est.)
Airports: 136 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  58

over 3,047 m:  23

2,438 to 3,047 m:  6

1,524 to 2,437 m:  22

914 to 1,523 m:  5

under 914 m:  2 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  78

over 3,047 m:  4

2,438 to 3,047 m:  2

1,524 to 2,437 m:  14

914 to 1,523 m:  40

under 914 m:  18 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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