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Mexico Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 31,048 km
    standard gauge: 30,958 km 1.435-m gauge (246 km electrified)
    narrow gauge: 90 km 0.914-m gauge (1998 est.)

    Highways:
    total: 252,000 km
    paved: 94,248 km (including 6,740 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 157,752 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: 2,900 km navigable rivers and coastal canals

    Pipelines: crude oil 28,200 km; petroleum products 10,150 km; natural gas 13,254 km; petrochemical 1,400 km

    Ports and harbors: Acapulco, Altamira, Coatzacoalcos, Ensenada, Guaymas, La Paz, Lazaro Cardenas, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Progreso, Salina Cruz, Tampico, Topolobampo, Tuxpan, Veracruz

    Merchant marine:
    total: 52 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 852,004 GRT/1,236,475 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 2, cargo 1, chemical tanker 4, container 4, liquefied gas tanker 7, oil tanker 28, roll-on/roll-off cargo 3, short-sea passenger 3 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 1,805 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 232
    over 3,047 m: 10
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 27
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 91
    914 to 1,523 m: 78
    under 914 m: 26 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 1,573
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 63
    914 to 1,523 m: 468
    under 914 m: 1,040 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 1 (1998 est.)

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