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Bangladesh Transportation

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Railways: total:  2,745 km

broad gauge:  923 km 1.676-m gauge

narrow gauge:  1,822 km 1.000-m gauge (2000)
Highways: total:  201,182 km

paved:  19,112 km

unpaved:  182,070 km (1997)
Waterways: up to 8,046 km depending on season

note:  includes 3,058 km main cargo routes
Pipelines: natural gas 1,250 km
Ports and harbors: Chittagong, Dhaka, Mongla Port, Narayanganj (2001)
Merchant marine: total:  35 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 268,566 GRT/375,110 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 2, cargo 25, container 3, petroleum tanker 2, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 2 (2000 est.)
Airports: 18 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  15

over 3,047 m:  2

2,438 to 3,047 m:  3

1,524 to 2,437 m:  4

914 to 1,523 m:  1

under 914 m:  5 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  3

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

under 914 m:  2 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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