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Belgium Transportation

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Railways: total:  3,437 km (2,446 km electrified; 2,563 km double track)

standard gauge:  3,437 km 1.435-m gauge (1998)
Highways: total:  145,774 km

paved:  116,182 km (including 1,674 km of expressways)

unpaved:  29,592 km (1999)
Waterways: 2,043 km (1,528 km in regular commercial use)
Pipelines: crude oil 161 km; petroleum products 1,167 km; natural gas 3,300 km
Ports and harbors: Antwerp (one of the world's busiest ports), Brugge, Gent, Hasselt, Liege, Mons, Namur, Oostende, Zeebrugge
Merchant marine: total:  21 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 32,912 GRT/53,161 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 6, chemical tanker 9, petroleum tanker 6 (2000 est.)
Airports: 42 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  24

over 3,047 m:  6

2,438 to 3,047 m:  8

1,524 to 2,437 m:  3

914 to 1,523 m:  1

under 914 m:  6 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  18

914 to 1,523 m:  2

under 914 m:  16 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 1 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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