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Saudi Arabia Transportation

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Railways: total:  1,390 km

standard gauge:  1,390 km 1.435-m gauge (448 km double track) (1992)
Highways: total:  146,524 km

paved:  44,104 km

unpaved:  102,420 km (1997 est.)
Waterways: none
Pipelines: crude oil 6,400 km; petroleum products 150 km; natural gas 2,200 km (includes natural gas liquids 1,600 km)
Ports and harbors: Ad Dammam, Al Jubayl, Duba, Jiddah, Jizan, Rabigh, Ra's al Khafji, Mishab, Ras Tanura, Yanbu' al Bahr, Madinat Yanbu' al Sinaiyah
Merchant marine: total:  71 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,154,619 GRT/1,533,732 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 11, chemical tanker 8, container 5, liquefied gas 1, livestock carrier 3, passenger 1, petroleum tanker 18, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 13, short-sea passenger 8 (2000 est.)
Airports: 206 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  70

over 3,047 m:  31

2,438 to 3,047 m:  11

1,524 to 2,437 m:  23

914 to 1,523 m:  3

under 914 m:  2 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  136

2,438 to 3,047 m:  5

1,524 to 2,437 m:  77

914 to 1,523 m:  39

under 914 m:  15 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 5 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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