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Dominican Republic Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 757 km
    standard gauge: 375 km 1.435-m gauge (Central Romana Railroad)
    narrow gauge: 142 km 0.762-m gauge (Dominica Government Railway); 240 km operated by sugar companies in various gauges (0.558-m, 0.762-m, 1.067-m gauges) (1995)

    Highways:
    total: 12,600 km
    paved: 6,224 km
    unpaved: 6,376 km (1996 est.)

    Pipelines: crude oil 96 km; petroleum products 8 km

    Ports and harbors: Barahona, La Romana, Puerto Plata, San Pedro de Macoris, Santo Domingo

    Merchant marine:
    total: 1 cargo ship (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,587 GRT/1,165 DWT (1998 est.)

    Airports: 36 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 14
    over 3,047 m: 3
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
    914 to 1,523 m: 3
    under 914 m: 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 22
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
    914 to 1,523 m: 6
    under 914 m: 15 (1998 est.)

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