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Railways: total:  187 km (all dedicated to ore transport)

standard gauge:  139 km 1.435-m gauge

narrow gauge:  48 km 0.914-m gauge
Highways: total:  7,970 km

paved:  590 km

unpaved:  7,380 km (1996)
Waterways: 5,900 km (total length of navigable waterways)

note:  Berbice, Demerara, and Essequibo rivers are navigable by oceangoing vessels for 150 km, 100 km, and 80 km, respectively
Ports and harbors: Bartica, Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam, Parika
Merchant marine: total:  2 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 2,929 GRT/4,507 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 2 (2000 est.)
Airports: 51 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  6

1,524 to 2,437 m:  3

914 to 1,523 m:  1

under 914 m:  2 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  45

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

914 to 1,523 m:  8

under 914 m:  36 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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