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Azerbaijan Transportation

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Railways: total:  2,125 km in common carrier service; does not include industrial lines

broad gauge:  2,125 km 1.520-m gauge (1,278 km electrified) (1993)
Highways: total:  24,981 km

paved:  23,057 km (these roads are said to be hard-surfaced, and include, in addition to conventionally paved roads, some that are surfaced with gravel or other coarse aggregate, making them trafficable in all weather)

unpaved:  1,924 km (these roads are made of unstabilized earth and are difficult to negotiate in wet weather) (1998)
Waterways: none
Pipelines: crude oil 1,130 km; petroleum products 630 km; natural gas 1,240 km
Ports and harbors: Baku (Baki)
Merchant marine: total:  56 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 253,882 GRT/313,252 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 1, cargo 12, petroleum tanker 40, roll on/roll off 2, short-sea passenger 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 52 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  9

2,438 to 3,047 m:  5

1,524 to 2,437 m:  4 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  43

1,524 to 2,437 m:  7

914 to 1,523 m:  8

under 914 m:  28 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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