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South Korea Transportation

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Railways: total:  6,240 km

standard gauge:  6,240 km 1.435-m gauge (525 km electrified) (1998 est.)
Highways: total:  87,534 km

paved:  65,388 km (including 1,996 km of expressways)

unpaved:  22,146 km (1999)
Waterways: 1,609 km

note:  restricted to small native craft
Pipelines: petroleum products 455 km; note - additionally, there is a parallel petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) pipeline being completed
Ports and harbors: Chinhae, Inch'on, Kunsan, Masan, Mokp'o, P'ohang, Pusan, Tonghae-hang, Ulsan, Yosu
Merchant marine: total:  496 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 5,421,993 GRT/8,757,034 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 105, cargo 168, chemical tanker 38, combination bulk 5, container 49, liquefied gas 16, multi-functional large-load carrier 1, passenger 3, petroleum tanker 70, refrigerated cargo 27, roll on/roll off 4, short-sea passenger 1, specialized tanker 4, vehicle carrier 5 (2000 est.)
Airports: 102 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  68

over 3,047 m:  2

2,438 to 3,047 m:  18

1,524 to 2,437 m:  16

914 to 1,523 m:  11

under 914 m:  21 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  34

914 to 1,523 m:  2

under 914 m:  32 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 203 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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