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Iraq Transportation

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Railways: total:  2,032 km

standard gauge:  2,032 km 1.435-m gauge

note:  rail link between Iraq and Syria restored in 2000 after 19 years
Highways: total:  45,550 km

paved:  38,400 km

unpaved:  7,150 km (1996 est.)
Waterways: 1,015 km

note:  Shatt al Arab is usually navigable by maritime traffic for about 130 km; channel has been dredged to 3 m and is in use; Tigris and Euphrates Rivers have navigable sections for shallow-draft boats; Shatt al Basrah canal was navigable by shallow-draft craft before closing in 1991 because of the Gulf war
Pipelines: crude oil 4,350 km; petroleum products 725 km; natural gas 1,360 km
Ports and harbors: Umm Qasr, Khawr az Zubayr, and Al Basrah have limited functionality
Merchant marine: total:  30 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 453,273 GRT/779,662 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 14, passenger 1, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 12, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 110 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  76

over 3,047 m:  20

2,438 to 3,047 m:  36

1,524 to 2,437 m:  6

914 to 1,523 m:  7

under 914 m:  7 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  34

over 3,047 m:  3

2,438 to 3,047 m:  5

1,524 to 2,437 m:  4

914 to 1,523 m:  10

under 914 m:  12 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 4 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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