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Netherlands Transportation

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Railways: total:  2,739 km

standard gauge:  2,739 km 1.435-m gauge; (1,991 km electrified) (1998)
Highways: total:  125,575 km

paved:  113,018 km (including 2,235 km of expressways)

unpaved:  12,557 km (1998)
Waterways: 5,046 km

note:  47% of total route length is usable by craft of 1,000 metric ton capacity or larger
Pipelines: crude oil 418 km; petroleum products 965 km; natural gas 10,230 km
Ports and harbors: Amsterdam, Delfzijl, Dordrecht, Eemshaven, Groningen, Haarlem, Ijmuiden, Maastricht, Rotterdam, Terneuzen, Utrecht, Vlissingen
Merchant marine: total:  596 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 4,321,500 GRT/4,877,632 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 3, cargo 371, chemical tanker 43, container 59, liquefied gas 21, livestock carrier 1, multi-functional large-load carrier 9, passenger 8, petroleum tanker 26, refrigerated cargo 29, roll on/roll off 18, short-sea passenger 3, specialized tanker 5 (2000 est.)
Airports: 28 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  19

over 3,047 m:  2

2,438 to 3,047 m:  7

1,524 to 2,437 m:  6

914 to 1,523 m:  3

under 914 m:  1 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  9

914 to 1,523 m:  3

under 914 m:  6 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 1 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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