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Railways: total:  40,826 km including at least 14,253 km electrified and 14,768 km double- or multiple-tracked (1998)

note:  since privatization in 1994, Deutsche Bahn AG (DBAG) no longer publishes details of the tracks it owns; in addition to the DBAG system there are 102 privately owned railway companies which own an approximate 3,000 km to 4,000 km of the total tracks
Highways: total:  656,140 km

paved:  650,891 km (including 11,400 km of expressways)

unpaved:  5,249 km (all-weather) (1998 est.)
Waterways: 7,500 km

note:  major rivers include the Rhine and Elbe; Kiel Canal is an important connection between the Baltic Sea and North Sea (1999)
Pipelines: crude oil 2,500 km (1998)
Ports and harbors: Berlin, Bonn, Brake, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Cologne, Dresden, Duisburg, Emden, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Kiel, Luebeck, Magdeburg, Mannheim, Rostock, Stuttgart
Merchant marine: total:  457 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 6,414,724 GRT/7,952,776 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 169, chemical tanker 10, combination ore/oil 1, container 243, liquefied gas 2, passenger 3, petroleum tanker 7, railcar carrier 2, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 12, short-sea passenger 7 (2000 est.)
Airports: 613 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  322

over 3,047 m:  13

2,438 to 3,047 m:  55

1,524 to 2,437 m:  67

914 to 1,523 m:  63

under 914 m:  124 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  291

over 3,047 m:  2

2,438 to 3,047 m:  6

1,524 to 2,437 m:  5

914 to 1,523 m:  53

under 914 m:  225 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 59 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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