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Peru Transportation

Peru    Transportation Top of Page
Railways: total:  1,988 km

standard gauge:  1,608 km 1.435-m gauge

narrow gauge:  380 km 0.914-m gauge
Highways: total:  72,900 km

paved:  8,700 km

unpaved:  64,200 km (1999 est.)
Waterways: 8,808 km

note:  8,600 km of navigable tributaries of Amazon system and 208 km of Lago Titicaca
Pipelines: crude oil 800 km; natural gas and natural gas liquids 64 km
Ports and harbors: Callao, Chimbote, Ilo, Matarani, Paita, Puerto Maldonado, Salaverry, San Martin, Talara, Iquitos, Pucallpa, Yurimaguas

note:  Iquitos, Pucallpa, and Yurimaguas are all on the upper reaches of the Amazon and its tributaries
Merchant marine: total:  6 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 40,623 GRT/61,769 DWT

ships by type:  cargo 5, petroleum tanker 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 233 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  46

over 3,047 m:  6

2,438 to 3,047 m:  18

1,524 to 2,437 m:  13

914 to 1,523 m:  8

under 914 m:  1 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  187

over 3,047 m:  1

2,438 to 3,047 m:  1

1,524 to 2,437 m:  25

914 to 1,523 m:  65

under 914 m:  95 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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