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Philippines Transportation

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Railways: total:  492 km (an additional 405 km are not in operation)

narrow gauge:  492 km 1.067-m gauge (1996)
Highways: total:  199,950 km

paved:  39,590 km

unpaved:  160,360 km (1998 est.)
Waterways: 3,219 km

note:  limited to vessels with a draft of less than 1.5 m
Pipelines: petroleum products 357 km
Ports and harbors: Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Guimaras Island, Iligan, Iloilo, Jolo, Legaspi, Manila, Masao, Puerto Princesa, San Fernando, Subic Bay, Zamboanga
Merchant marine: total:  459 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 5,653,062 GRT/8,512,326 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 149, cargo 123, chemical tanker 4, combination bulk 10, container 5, liquefied gas 13, livestock carrier 10, passenger 4, passenger/cargo 12, petroleum tanker 42, refrigerated cargo 21, roll on/roll off 17, short-sea passenger 31, specialized tanker 2, vehicle carrier 16

note:  includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Cyprus 1, Denmark 1, Hong Kong 5, Japan 14, Netherlands 1, Singapore 1, UK 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 288 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  76

over 3,047 m:  4

2,438 to 3,047 m:  5

1,524 to 2,437 m:  28

914 to 1,523 m:  28

under 914 m:  11 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  212

2,438 to 3,047 m:  1

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

914 to 1,523 m:  81

under 914 m:  129 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 1 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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