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Lebanon Transportation

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Railways: total:  399 km (mostly unusable because of damage in civil war)

standard gauge:  317 km 1.435-m

narrow gauge:  82 km (1999)
Highways: total:  7,300 km

paved:  6,350 km

unpaved:  950 km (1999 est.)
Waterways: none
Pipelines: crude oil 72 km (none in operation)
Ports and harbors: Antilyas, Batroun, Beirut, Chekka, El Mina, Ez Zahrani, Jbail, Jounie, Naqoura, Sidon, Tripoli, Tyre
Merchant marine: total:  71 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 379,705 GRT/592,672 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 10, cargo 42, chemical tanker 1, combination bulk 1, combination ore/oil 1, container 4, liquefied gas 1, livestock carrier 5, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 2, vehicle carrier 3

note:  includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Netherlands 1, Syria 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 8 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  5

over 3,047 m:  1

2,438 to 3,047 m:  2

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

under 914 m:  1 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  3

914 to 1,523 m:  2

under 914 m:  1 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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