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Brazil Transportation

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Railways: total:  30,539 km (2,129 km electrified); note - excludes urban rail

broad gauge:  5,679 km 1.600-m gauge (1199 km electrified)

standard gauge:  194 km 1.440-m gauge

narrow gauge:  24,666 km 1.000-m gauge (930 km electrified)

dual gauge:  336 km 1.000-m and 1.600-m gauges (three rails) (1999 est.)
Highways: total:  1.98 million km

paved:  184,140 km

unpaved:  1,795,860 km (1996)
Waterways: 50,000 km
Pipelines: crude oil 2,980 km; petroleum products 4,762 km; natural gas 4,246 km (1998)
Ports and harbors: Belem, Fortaleza, Ilheus, Imbituba, Manaus, Paranagua, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande, Salvador, Santos, Vitoria
Merchant marine: total:  171 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,788,999 GRT/6,067,314 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 33, cargo 26, chemical tanker 5, combination ore/oil 9, container 12, liquefied gas 11, multi-functional large-load carrier 1, passenger/cargo 5, petroleum tanker 56, roll on/roll off 12, short-sea passenger 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 3,264 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  570

over 3,047 m:  5

2,438 to 3,047 m:  21

1,524 to 2,437 m:  141

914 to 1,523 m:  370

under 914 m:  33 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  2,694

1,524 to 2,437 m:  68

914 to 1,523 m:  1,279

under 914 m:  1,347 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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