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    Panama Transportation 2000

      Railways:
      total: 355 km
      broad gauge: 76 km 1.524-m gauge
      narrow gauge: 279 km 0.914-m gauge

      Highways:
      total: 11,258 km
      paved: 3,783 km (including 30 km of expressways)
      unpaved: 7,475 km (1999 est.)

      Waterways: 800 km navigable by shallow draft vessels; 82 km Panama Canal

      Pipelines: crude oil 130 km

      Ports and harbors: Balboa, Cristobal, Coco Solo, Manzanillo (part of Colon area), Vacamonte

      Merchant marine:
      total: 4,732 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 106,054,086 GRT/159,304,019 DWT
      ships by type: bulk 1,377, cargo 976, chemical tanker 323, combination bulk 68, combination ore/oil 15, container 525, liquified gas 184, livestock carrier 8, multi-functional large load carrier 12, passenger 46, passenger/cargo 4, petroleum tanker 496, rail car carrier 2, refrigerated cargo 313, roll-on/roll-off 106, short-sea passenger 42, specialized tanker 33, vehicle carrier 202 (1999 est.)
      note: a flag of convenience registry; includes ships from 71 countries among which are Japan 1,262, Greece 378, Hong Kong 244, South Korea 259, Taiwan 229, China 193, Singapore 103, US 116, Switzerland 78, and Indonesia 53 (1998 est.)

      Airports: 105 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways:
      total: 41
      over 3,047 m: 1
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
      914 to 1,523 m: 13
      under 914 m: 21 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways:
      total: 64
      914 to 1,523 m: 15
      under 914 m: 49 (1999 est.)

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