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Colombia Transportation

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Railways: total:  3,304 km

standard gauge:  150 km 1.435-m gauge (connects Cerrejon coal mines to maritime port at Bahia de Portete)

narrow gauge:  3,154 km 0.914-m gauge (major sections not in use) (2000)
Highways: total:  110,000 km

paved:  26,000 km

unpaved:  84,000 km (2000)
Waterways: 18,140 km (navigable by river boats) (April 1996)
Pipelines: crude oil 3,585 km; petroleum products 1,350 km; natural gas 830 km; natural gas liquids 125 km
Ports and harbors: Bahia de Portete, Barranquilla, Buenaventura, Cartagena, Leticia, Puerto Bolivar, San Andres, Santa Marta, Tumaco, Turbo
Merchant marine: total:  13 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 53,322 GRT/69,444 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 5, cargo 4, container 1, multi-functional large-load carrier 1, petroleum tanker 2 (2000 est.)
Airports: 1,091 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  92

over 3,047 m:  2

2,438 to 3,047 m:  8

1,524 to 2,437 m:  38

914 to 1,523 m:  36

under 914 m:  8 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  999

2,438 to 3,047 m:  1

1,524 to 2,437 m:  64

914 to 1,523 m:  321

under 914 m:  613 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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