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    Korea, South Transportation 2000

      Railways:
      total: 6,240 km
      standard gauge: 6,240 km 1.435-m gauge (525 km electrified) (1998 est.)

      Highways:
      total: 86,990 km
      paved: 64,808 km (including 1,996 km of expressways)
      unpaved: 22,182 km (1998 est.)

      Waterways: 1,609 km; use restricted to small native craft

      Pipelines: petroleum products 455 km; note - additionally, there is a parallel petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) pipeline being completed

      Ports and harbors: Chinhae, Inch'on, Kunsan, Masan, Mokp'o, P'ohang, Pusan, Tonghae-hang, Ulsan, Yosu

      Merchant marine:
      total: 461 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 5,093,620 GRT/8,100,634 DWT
      ships by type: bulk 98, cargo 149, chemical tanker 39, combination bulk 4, container 53, liquified gas 13, multi-functional large load carrier 1, passenger 3, petroleum tanker 61, refrigerated cargo 26, roll-on/roll-off 4, specialized tanker 4, vehicle carrier 6 (1999 est.)

      Airports: 103 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways:
      total: 67
      over 3,047 m: 1
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 18
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 15
      914 to 1,523 m: 13
      under 914 m: 20 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways:
      total: 36
      over 3,047 m: 1
      914 to 1,523 m: 3
      under 914 m: 32 (1999 est.)

      Heliports: 203 (1999 est.)

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