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Norway Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 4,012 km
    standard gauge: 4,012 km 1.435-m gauge (2,422 km electrified; 96 km double track) (1996)

    Highways:
    total: 91,180 km
    paved: 67,473 km (including 109 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 23,707 km (1997 est.)

    Waterways: 1,577 km along west coast; navigable by 2.4 m draft vessels maximum

    Pipelines: refined petroleum products 53 km

    Ports and harbors: Bergen, Drammen, Floro, Hammerfest, Harstad, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Larvik, Narvik, Oslo, Porsgrunn, Stavanger, Tromso, Trondheim

    Merchant marine:
    total: 788 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 21,200,416 GRT/33,642,888 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 106, cargo 150, chemical tanker 99, combination bulk 8, combination ore/oil 39, container 19, liquefied gas tanker 86, multifunction large-load carrier 1, oil tanker 143, passenger 12, refrigerated cargo 15, roll-on/roll-off cargo 52, short-sea passenger 22, vehicle carrier 36
    note: the government has created an internal register, the Norwegian International Ship register (NIS), as a subset of the Norwegian register; ships on the NIS enjoy many benefits of flags of convenience and do not have to be crewed by Norwegians (1998 est.)

    Airports: 103 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 66
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 11
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 14
    914 to 1,523 m: 11
    under 914 m: 29 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 37
    914 to 1,523 m: 5
    under 914 m: 32 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 1 (1998 est.)

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