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Suriname Transportation

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Railways: total:  166 km (single track)

standard gauge:  80 km 1.435-m gauge

narrow gauge:  86 km 1.000-m gauge

note:  Suriname railroads are not in operation (2000)
Highways: total:  4,530 km

paved:  1,178 km

unpaved:  3,352 km (1996)
Waterways: 1,200 km

note:  most important means of transport; oceangoing vessels with drafts ranging up to 7 m can navigate many of the principal waterways
Ports and harbors: Albina, Moengo, New Nickerie, Paramaribo, Paranam, Wageningen
Merchant marine: total:  3 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,432 GRT/4,525 DWT

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

over 3,047 m:  1

914 to 1,523 m:  1

under 914 m:  3 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  41

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1

914 to 1,523 m:  5

under 914 m:  35 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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