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France Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 32,027 km ( 31,940 km are operated by French National Railways (SNCF); 13,803 km of SNCF routes are electrified and 12,132 km are double- or multiple-tracked)
    standard gauge: 31,928 km 1.435-m gauge
    narrow gauge: 99 km 1.000-m gauge
    note: does not include 33 tourist railroads, totaling 469 km, many being of very narrow gauge (1996)

    Highways:
    total: 892,900 km
    paved: 892,900 km (including 9,900 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 0 km (1997 est.)

    Waterways: 14,932 km; 6,969 km heavily traveled

    Pipelines: crude oil 3,059 km; petroleum products 4,487 km; natural gas 24,746 km

    Ports and harbors: Bordeaux, Boulogne, Cherbourg, Dijon, Dunkerque, La Pallice, Le Havre, Lyon, Marseille, Mullhouse, Nantes, Paris, Rouen, Saint Nazaire, Saint Malo, Strasbourg

    Merchant marine:
    total: 64 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,826,364 GRT/2,962,338 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 5, cargo 5, chemical tanker 6, combination bulk 1, container 6, liquefied gas tanker 4, multifunction large-load carrier 2, oil tanker 20, passenger 3, roll-on/roll-off cargo 5, short-sea passenger 6, specialized tanker 1
    note: France also maintains a captive register for French-owned ships in Iles Kerguelen (French Southern and Antarctic Lands) (1998 est.)

    Airports: 474 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 267
    over 3,047 m: 13
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 31
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 94
    914 to 1,523 m: 73
    under 914 m: 56 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 207
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
    914 to 1,523 m: 75
    under 914 m: 129 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 3 (1998 est.)

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