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Mexico Transportation

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Railways: total:  31,048 km

standard gauge:  30,958 km 1.435-m gauge (246 km electrified)

narrow gauge:  90 km 0.914-m gauge (1998 est.)
Highways: total:  323,977 km

paved:  96,221 km (including 6,335 km of expressways)

unpaved:  227,756 km (1997)
Waterways: 2,900 km

note:  navigable rivers and coastal canals
Pipelines: crude oil 28,200 km; petroleum products 10,150 km; natural gas 13,254 km; petrochemical 1,400 km
Ports and harbors: Acapulco, Altamira, Coatzacoalcos, Ensenada, Guaymas, La Paz, Lazaro Cardenas, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Progreso, Salina Cruz, Tampico, Topolobampo, Tuxpan, Veracruz
Merchant marine: total:  43 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 590,657 GRT/920,456 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 2, cargo 1, chemical tanker 4, liquefied gas 3, petroleum tanker 28, roll on/roll off 2, short-sea passenger 3 (2000 est.)
Airports: 1,848 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  238

over 3,047 m:  11

2,438 to 3,047 m:  28

1,524 to 2,437 m:  90

914 to 1,523 m:  82

under 914 m:  27 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  1,610

over 3,047 m:  1

2,438 to 3,047 m:  1

1,524 to 2,437 m:  65

914 to 1,523 m:  470

under 914 m:  1,073 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 2 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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