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Venezuela Transportation

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Railways: total:  584 km (248 km privately owned)

standard gauge:  584 km 1.435-m gauge
Highways: total:  96,155 km

paved:  32,308 km

unpaved:  63,847 km (1997 est.)
Waterways: 7,100 km

note:  Rio Orinoco and Lago de Maracaibo accept oceangoing vessels
Pipelines: crude oil 6,370 km; petroleum products 480 km; natural gas 4,010 km
Ports and harbors: Amuay, Bajo Grande, El Tablazo, La Guaira, La Salina, Maracaibo, Matanzas, Palua, Puerto Cabello, Puerto la Cruz, Puerto Ordaz, Puerto Sucre, Punta Cardon
Merchant marine: total:  36 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 490,160 GRT/897,694 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 7, cargo 10, liquefied gas 2, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 7, roll on/roll off 8, short-sea passenger 1 (2000 est.)
Airports: 371 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  124

over 3,047 m:  4

2,438 to 3,047 m:  12

1,524 to 2,437 m:  32

914 to 1,523 m:  59

under 914 m:  17 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  247

1,524 to 2,437 m:  10

914 to 1,523 m:  97

under 914 m:  140 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 1 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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