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Argentina Transportation

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Railways: total:  33,744 km (167 km electrified)

broad gauge:  20,594 km 1.676-m gauge (141 km electrified)

standard gauge:  2,739 km 1.435-m gauge (26 km electrified)

narrow gauge:  10,154 km 1.000-m gauge; 257 km 0.750-m gauge (2000)
Highways: total:  215,434 km

paved:  63,553 km (including 734 km of expressways)

unpaved:  151,881 km (1998 est.)
Waterways: 10,950 km
Pipelines: crude oil 4,090 km; petroleum products 2,900 km; natural gas 9,918 km
Ports and harbors: Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Comodoro Rivadavia, Concepcion del Uruguay, La Plata, Mar del Plata, Necochea, Rio Gallegos, Rosario, Santa Fe, Ushuaia
Merchant marine: total:  26 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 185,355 GRT/281,475 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 9, petroleum tanker 11, railcar carrier 1, refrigerated cargo 2, roll on/roll off 1, short-sea passenger 2 (2000 est.)
Airports: 1,359 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  143

over 3,047 m:  4

2,438 to 3,047 m:  25

1,524 to 2,437 m:  57

914 to 1,523 m:  48

under 914 m:  9 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  1,216

over 3,047 m:  2

2,438 to 3,047 m:  2

1,524 to 2,437 m:  56

914 to 1,523 m:  601

under 914 m:  555 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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