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Dominican Republic Transportation

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Railways: total:  757 km

standard gauge:  375 km 1.435-m gauge (Central Romana Railroad)

narrow gauge:  142 km 0.762-m gauge (Dominican Republic Government Railway)

note:  240 km operated by sugar companies in various gauges (0.558-m, 0.762-m, 1.067-m gauges) (2000)
Highways: total:  12,600 km

paved:  6,224 km

unpaved:  6,376 km (1996)
Waterways: none
Pipelines: crude oil 96 km; petroleum products 8 km
Ports and harbors: Barahona, La Romana, Puerto Plata, San Pedro de Macoris, Santo Domingo
Merchant marine: total:  1 ship (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,587 GRT/1,165 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 29 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  13

over 3,047 m:  3

2,438 to 3,047 m:  2

1,524 to 2,437 m:  4

914 to 1,523 m:  3

under 914 m:  1 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  16

1,524 to 2,437 m:  2

914 to 1,523 m:  4

under 914 m:  10 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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