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    Afghanistan Transportation 2000

      Railways:
      total: 24.6 km
      broad gauge: 9.6 km 1.524-m gauge from Gushgy (Turkmenistan) to Towraghondi; 15 km 1.524-m gauge from Termiz (Uzbekistan) to Kheyrabad transshipment point on south bank of Amu Darya

      Highways:
      total: 21,000 km
      paved: 2,793 km
      unpaved: 18,207 km (1998 est.)

      Waterways: 1,200 km; chiefly Amu Darya, which handles vessels up to about 500 DWT

      Pipelines: petroleum products - Uzbekistan to Bagram and Turkmenistan to Shindand; natural gas 180 km

      Ports and harbors: Kheyrabad, Shir Khan

      Airports: 46 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways:
      total: 14
      over 3,047 m: 3
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
      914 to 1,523 m: 1
      under 914 m: 2 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways:
      total: 32
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 5
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 13
      914 to 1,523 m: 3
      under 914 m: 11 (1999 est.)

      Heliports: 3 (1999 est.)

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