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Sweden Transportation

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Railways: total:  12,821 km (includes 3,594 km of privately owned railways)

standard gauge:  12,821 km 1.435-m gauge (7,918 km electrified and 1,152 km double track) (1998)
Highways: total:  210,760 km

paved:  162,707 km (including 1,428 km of expressways)

unpaved:  48,053 km (1999)
Waterways: 2,052 km

note:  navigable for small steamers and barges
Pipelines: natural gas 84 km
Ports and harbors: Gavle, Goteborg, Halmstad, Helsingborg, Hudiksvall, Kalmar, Karlshamn, Malmo, Solvesborg, Stockholm, Sundsvall
Merchant marine: total:  167 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 2,205,370 GRT/1,663,091 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 5, cargo 28, chemical tanker 31, combination ore/oil 4, liquefied gas 1, passenger 1, petroleum tanker 29, railcar carrier 1, roll on/roll off 40, short-sea passenger 4, specialized tanker 6, vehicle carrier 17 (2000 est.)
Airports: 255 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  147

over 3,047 m:  3

2,438 to 3,047 m:  11

1,524 to 2,437 m:  80

914 to 1,523 m:  28

under 914 m:  25 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  108

914 to 1,523 m:  5

under 914 m:  103 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 1 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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