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Spain Transportation

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Railways: total:  13,950 km

broad gauge:  12,781 km 1.668-m gauge (6,358 km electrified; 2,295 km double track)

standard gauge:  525 km 1.435-m gauge (525 km electrified)

narrow gauge:  644 km 1.000-m gauge (438 km electrified) (1998)
Highways: total:  346,858 km

paved:  343,389 km (including 9,063 km of expressways)

unpaved:  3,469 km (1997)
Waterways: 1,045 km (of minor economic importance)
Pipelines: crude oil 265 km; petroleum products 1,794 km; natural gas 1,666 km
Ports and harbors: Aviles, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cadiz, Cartagena, Castellon de la Plana, Ceuta, Huelva, La Coruna, Las Palmas (Canary Islands), Malaga, Melilla, Pasajes, Gijon, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Santander, Tarragona, Valencia, Vigo
Merchant marine: total:  135 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,208,730 GRT/1,773,378 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 10, cargo 26, chemical tanker 10, container 9, liquefied gas 2, livestock carrier 1, passenger 1, petroleum tanker 24, refrigerated cargo 5, roll on/roll off 35, short-sea passenger 8, specialized tanker 1, vehicle carrier 3 (2000 est.)
Airports: 110 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  75

over 3,047 m:  15

2,438 to 3,047 m:  10

1,524 to 2,437 m:  18

914 to 1,523 m:  19

under 914 m:  13 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  35

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

914 to 1,523 m:  9

under 914 m:  25 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 2 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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