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Bulgaria Transportation

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Railways: total:  4,294 km

standard gauge:  4,049 km 1.435-m gauge (2,710 km electrified; 917 km double track)

narrow gauge:  245 km 0.760-m gauge (1998)
Highways: total:  36,724 km

paved:  33,786 km (including 314 km of expressways)

unpaved:  2,938 km (1999)
Waterways: 470 km (1987)
Pipelines: petroleum products 525 km; natural gas 1,500 km (1999)
Ports and harbors: Burgas, Lom, Nesebur, Ruse, Varna, Vidin
Merchant marine: total:  81 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 938,706 GRT/1,440,374 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 44, cargo 16, chemical tanker 4, container 2, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 6, railcar carrier 2, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 3, short-sea passenger 1, specialized tanker 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 215 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  128

over 3,047 m:  1

2,438 to 3,047 m:  19

1,524 to 2,437 m:  15

914 to 1,523 m:  1

under 914 m:  92 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  87

1,524 to 2,437 m:  2

914 to 1,523 m:  10

under 914 m:  75 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 1 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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