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    Iran Transportation 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Railways:
      total: 5,600 km
      broad gauge: 94 km 1.676-m gauge
      standard gauge: 5,506 km 1.435-m gauge (146 km electrified)
      note: broad gauge track is employed at the borders with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan which have broad-gauge rail systems (2001)

      Highways:
      total: 140,200 km
      paved: 49,440 km (including 470 km of expressways)
      unpaved: 90,760 km (1998 est.)

      Waterways: 904 km
      note: the Shatt al Arab is usually navigable by maritime traffic for about 130 km; channel has been dredged to 3 m and is in use

      Pipelines: crude oil 5,900 km; petroleum products 3,900 km; natural gas 4,550 km

      Ports and harbors: Abadan (largely destroyed in fighting during 1980-88 war), Ahvaz, Bandar 'Abbas, Bandar-e Anzali, Bushehr, Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni, Bandar-e Lengeh, Bandar-e Mahshahr, Bandar-e Torkaman, Chabahar (Bandar Beheshti), Jazireh-ye Khark, Jazireh-ye Lavan, Jazireh-ye Sirri, Khorramshahr (limited operation since November 1992), Now Shahr

      Merchant marine:
      total: 152 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 4,097,977 GRT/7,131,688 DWT
      ships by type: bulk 49, cargo 38, chemical tanker 4, combination bulk 1, container 10, liquefied gas 1, multi-functional large-load carrier 6, petroleum tanker 32, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 9, short-sea passenger 1
      note: includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Singapore 1 (2000 est.)

      Airports: 317 (2000 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways:
      total: 117
      over 3,047 m: 38
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 23
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 25
      914 to 1,523 m: 24
      under 914 m: 7 (2000 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways:
      total: 200
      over 3,047 m: 2
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 13
      914 to 1,523 m: 122
      under 914 m: 60 (2000 est.)

      Heliports: 11 (2000 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Iran on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iran Transportation 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iran Transportation 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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