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Greece Transportation

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Railways: total:  2,548 km

standard gauge:  1,565 km 1.435-m gauge (36 km electrified; 23 km double track)

narrow gauge:  961 km 1.000-m gauge; 22 km 0.750-m gauge (a rack-type railway for steep grades)
Highways: total:  117,000 km

paved:  107,406 km (including 470 km of expressways)

unpaved:  9,594 km (1996)
Waterways: 80 km

note:  system consists of three coastal canals including the Corinth Canal (6 km) which crosses the Isthmus of Corinth connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf and shortens the sea voyage from the Adriatic to Peiraiefs (Piraeus) by 325 km; there are also three unconnected rivers
Pipelines: crude oil 26 km; petroleum products 547 km
Ports and harbors: Alexandroupolis, Elefsis, Irakleion (Crete), Kavala, Kerkyra, Chalkis, Igoumenitsa, Lavrion, Patrai, Peiraiefs (Piraeus), Thessaloniki, Volos
Merchant marine: total:  780 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 25,564,988 GRT/44,761,916 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 272, cargo 55, chemical tanker 22, combination bulk 5, combination ore/oil 6, container 51, liquefied gas 5, multi-functional large-load carrier 1, passenger 14, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 255, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 20, short-sea passenger 63, specialized tanker 5, vehicle carrier 1

note:  includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: South Korea 1, UK 4 (2000 est.)
Airports: 81 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  65

over 3,047 m:  6

2,438 to 3,047 m:  15

1,524 to 2,437 m:  19

914 to 1,523 m:  16

under 914 m:  9 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  16

over 3,047 m:  1

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

914 to 1,523 m:  4

under 914 m:  10 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 2 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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