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Italy Transportation

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Railways: total:  19,394 km

standard gauge:  18,071 km 1.435-m gauge; Italian Railways (FS) operates 16,014 km of the total standard gauge routes (11,322 km electrified)

narrow gauge:  112 km 1.000-m gauge (112 km electrified); 1,211 km 0.950-m gauge (153 km electrified) (1998)
Highways: total:  654,676 km

paved:  654,676 km (including 6460 km of expressways)

unpaved:  0 km (1997)
Waterways: 2,400 km

note:  for various types of commercial traffic, although of limited overall value
Pipelines: crude oil 1,703 km; petroleum products 2,148 km; natural gas 19,400 km
Ports and harbors: Augusta (Sicily), Bagnoli, Bari, Brindisi, Gela, Genoa, La Spezia, Livorno, Milazzo, Naples, Porto Foxi, Porto Torres (Sardinia), Salerno, Savona, Taranto, Trieste, Venice (2001)
Merchant marine: total:  445 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 8,005,136 GRT/10,556,244 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 44, cargo 41, chemical tanker 77, combination ore/oil 4, container 24, liquefied gas 38, multi-functional large-load carrier 1, passenger 11, petroleum tanker 85, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 64, short-sea passenger 26, specialized tanker 14, vehicle carrier 15 (2000 est.)
Airports: 135 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  97

over 3,047 m:  5

2,438 to 3,047 m:  32

1,524 to 2,437 m:  17

914 to 1,523 m:  31

under 914 m:  12 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  38

1,524 to 2,437 m:  2

914 to 1,523 m:  18

under 914 m:  18 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 4 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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