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Chile Transportation

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Railways: total:  6,701 km

broad gauge:  2,831 km 1.676-m gauge (1317 km electrified)

narrow gauge:  117 km 1.067-m gauge (28 km electrified); 3,754 km 1.000-m gauge (37 km electrified) (2000)
Highways: total:  79,800 km

paved:  11,012 km

unpaved:  68,788 km (1996)
Waterways: 725 km
Pipelines: crude oil 755 km; petroleum products 785 km; natural gas 320 km
Ports and harbors: Antofagasta, Arica, Chanaral, Coquimbo, Iquique, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, San Antonio, San Vicente, Talcahuano, Valparaiso
Merchant marine: total:  44 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 606,506 GRT/884,023 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 11, cargo 7, chemical tanker 8, container 4, liquefied gas 2, passenger 3, petroleum tanker 4, roll on/roll off 3, vehicle carrier 2 (2000 est.)
Airports: 366 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  69

over 3,047 m:  6

2,438 to 3,047 m:  6

1,524 to 2,437 m:  22

914 to 1,523 m:  21

under 914 m:  14 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  297

over 3,047 m:  1

2,438 to 3,047 m:  4

1,524 to 2,437 m:  11

914 to 1,523 m:  62

under 914 m:  219 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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