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South Africa Transportation

South Africa    Transportation Top of Page
Railways: total:  21,431 km

narrow gauge:  20,995 km 1.067-m gauge (9,087 km electrified); 436 km 0.610-m gauge (1995)
Highways: total:  358,596 km

paved:  59,753 km (including 1927 km of expressways)

unpaved:  298,843 km (1996)
Waterways: NA
Pipelines: crude oil 931 km; petroleum products 1,748 km; natural gas 322 km
Ports and harbors: Cape Town, Durban, East London, Mosselbaai, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, Saldanha
Merchant marine: total:  8 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 271,650 GRT/268,604 DWT

ships by type:  container 6, petroleum tanker 2 (2000 est.)
Airports: 741 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  142

over 3,047 m:  9

2,438 to 3,047 m:  5

1,524 to 2,437 m:  47

914 to 1,523 m:  71

under 914 m:  10 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  599

1,524 to 2,437 m:  33

914 to 1,523 m:  304

under 914 m:  262 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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