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Poland Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 24,313 km
    broad gauge: 652 km 1.520-m gauge
    standard gauge: 22,243 km 1.435-m gauge (11,648 km electrified; 8,978 km double track)
    narrow gauge: 1,418 km various gauges including 1.000-m, 0.785-m, 0.750-m, and 0.600-m (1996)

    Highways:
    total: 377,048 km
    paved: 247,721 km (including 264 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 129,327 km (1997 est.)

    Waterways: 3,812 km navigable rivers and canals (1996)

    Pipelines: crude oil and petroleum products 2,280 km; natural gas 17,000 km (1996)

    Ports and harbors: Gdansk, Gdynia, Gliwice, Kolobrzeg, Szczecin, Swinoujscie, Ustka, Warsaw, Wrocaw

    Merchant marine:
    total: 61 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,162,954 GRT/1,866,462 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 53, cargo 3, chemical tanker 2, roll-on/roll-off cargo 1, short-sea passenger 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 92 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 74
    over 3,047 m: 2
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 25
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 38
    914 to 1,523 m: 6
    under 914 m: 3 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 18
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
    914 to 1,523 m: 9
    under 914 m: 7 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 3 (1998 est.)

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