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South Africa Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 21,431 km
    narrow gauge: 20,995 km 1.067-m gauge (9,087 km electrified); 436 km 0.610-m gauge (1995)

    Highways:
    total: 331,265 km
    paved: 137,475 km (including 1,142 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 193,790 km (1995 est.)

    Pipelines: crude oil 931 km; petroleum products 1,748 km; natural gas 322 km

    Ports and harbors: Cape Town, Durban, East London, Mosselbaai, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, Saldanha

    Merchant marine:
    total: 9 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 274,797 GRT/270,837 DWT
    ships by type: container 6, oil tanker 2, roll-on/roll-off cargo 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 749 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 144
    over 3,047 m: 10
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 45
    914 to 1,523 m: 75
    under 914 m: 10 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 605
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 35
    914 to 1,523 m: 304
    under 914 m: 266 (1998 est.)

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