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Colombia Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 3,380 km
    standard gauge: 150 km 1.435-m gauge (connects Cerrejon coal mines to maritime port at Bahia de Portete)
    narrow gauge: 3,230 km 0.914-m gauge (1,830 km in use) (1995)

    Highways:
    total: 115,564 km
    paved: 13,868 km
    unpaved: 101,696 km (1997 est.)

    Waterways: 14,300 km, navigable by river boats

    Pipelines: crude oil 3,585 km; petroleum products 1,350 km; natural gas 830 km; natural gas liquids 125 km

    Ports and harbors: Bahia de Portete, Barranquilla, Buenaventura, Cartagena, Leticia, Puerto Bolivar, San Andres, Santa Marta, Tumaco, Turbo

    Merchant marine:
    total: 14 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 64,7575 GRT/84,518 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 4, cargo 5, container 1, multifunction large-load carrier 2, oil tanker 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 1,120 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 89
    over 3,047 m: 2
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 9
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 36
    914 to 1,523 m: 35
    under 914 m: 7 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 1,031
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 63
    914 to 1,523 m: 339
    under 914 m: 628 (1998 est.)

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