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North Korea Transportation

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Railways: total:  5,000 km

standard gauge:  4,095 km 1.435-m gauge (3,500 km electrified; 159 km double track)

narrow gauge:  665 km 0.762-m gauge

dual gauge:  240 km 1.435-m and 1.600-m gauges (four rails interlaced) (1996 est.)
Highways: total:  31,200 km

paved:  1,997 km

unpaved:  29,203 km (1996)
Waterways: 2,253 km

note:  mostly navigable by small craft only
Pipelines: crude oil 37 km; petroleum product 180 km
Ports and harbors: Ch'ongjin, Haeju, Hungnam (Hamhung), Kimch'aek, Kosong, Najin, Namp'o, Sinuiju, Songnim, Sonbong (formerly Unggi), Ungsang, Wonsan
Merchant marine: total:  110 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 661,792 GRT/903,367 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 4, cargo 94, combination bulk 1, multi-functional large-load carrier 1, passenger 2, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 4, refrigerated cargo 1, short-sea passenger 2 (2000 est.)
Airports: 87 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  39

over 3,047 m:  3

2,438 to 3,047 m:  26

1,524 to 2,437 m:  8

914 to 1,523 m:  1

under 914 m:  1 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  48

2,438 to 3,047 m:  3

1,524 to 2,437 m:  24

914 to 1,523 m:  13

under 914 m:  8 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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