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Turkmenistan Transportation

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Railways: total:  2,187 km

broad gauge:  2,187 km 1.520-m gauge (1996 est.)
Highways: total:  22,000 km

paved:  18,000 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:  4,000 km (these roads are made of unstabilized earth and are difficult to negotiate in wet weather) (1996)
Waterways: the Amu Darya is an important inland waterway for Turkmenistan
Pipelines: crude oil 250 km; natural gas 4,400 km
Ports and harbors: Turkmenbashi
Merchant marine: total:  1 ship (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 6,459 GRT/8,865 DWT

ships by type:  container 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 76 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  13

2,438 to 3,047 m:  9

1,524 to 2,437 m:  4 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  63

2,438 to 3,047 m:  7

1,524 to 2,437 m:  5

914 to 1,523 m:  10

under 914 m:  41 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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