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Ireland Transportation

Ireland    Transportation Top of Page
Railways: total:  1,947 km

broad gauge:  1,947 km 1.600-m gauge (38 km electrified; 485 km double track) (1998)
Highways: total:  92,500 km

paved:  87,043 km (including 115 km of expressways)

unpaved:  5,457 km (1999 est.)
Waterways: 700 km (limited facilities for commercial traffic) (1998)
Pipelines: natural gas 7,592 km (transmission 1,158 km; distribution 6,434 km) (2000)
Ports and harbors: Arklow, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Foynes, Galway, Limerick, New Ross, Waterford
Merchant marine: total:  29 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 115,554 GRT/135,391 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 4, cargo 22, container 2, short-sea passenger 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 44 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  17

over 3,047 m:  1

2,438 to 3,047 m:  1

1,524 to 2,437 m:  3

914 to 1,523 m:  5

under 914 m:  7 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  27

914 to 1,523 m:  2

under 914 m:  25 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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