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New Zealand Transportation

New Zealand    Transportation Top of Page
Railways: total:  3,913 km

narrow gauge:  3,913 km 1.067-m gauge (519 km electrified) (1999)
Highways: total:  92,200 km

paved:  53,568 km (including at least 144 km of expressways)

unpaved:  38,632 km (1996)
Waterways: 1,609 km

note:  of little importance in satisfying total transportation requirements
Pipelines: petroleum products 160 km; natural gas 1,000 km; liquefied petroleum gas or LPG 150 km
Ports and harbors: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Tauranga, Wellington
Merchant marine: total:  9 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 72,389 GRT/109,018 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 3, cargo 1, container 1, petroleum tanker 2, railcar carrier 1, roll on/roll off 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 111 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  44

over 3,047 m:  2

2,438 to 3,047 m:  1

1,524 to 2,437 m:  10

914 to 1,523 m:  28

under 914 m:  3 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  67

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

914 to 1,523 m:  24

under 914 m:  42 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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