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    Venezuela Transportation 2000

      Railways:
      total: 584 km (248 km privately owned)
      standard gauge: 584 km 1.435-m gauge

      Highways:
      total: 96,155 km
      paved: 32,308 km
      unpaved: 63,847 km (1997 est.)

      Waterways: 7,100 km; Rio Orinoco and Lago de Maracaibo accept oceangoing vessels

      Pipelines: crude oil 6,370 km; petroleum products 480 km; natural gas 4,010 km

      Ports and harbors: Amuay, Bajo Grande, El Tablazo, La Guaira, La Salina, Maracaibo, Matanzas, Palua, Puerto Cabello, Puerto la Cruz, Puerto Ordaz, Puerto Sucre, Punta Cardon

      Merchant marine:
      total: 34 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 488,584 GRT/888,764 DWT
      ships by type: bulk 5, cargo 10, combination bulk 1, liquified gas 2, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 7, roll-on/roll-off 7, short-sea passenger 1 (1999 est.)

      Airports: 366 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways:
      total: 122
      over 3,047 m: 5
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 10
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 32
      914 to 1,523 m: 58
      under 914 m: 17 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways:
      total: 244
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 10
      914 to 1,523 m: 93
      under 914 m: 141 (1999 est.)

      Heliports: 1 (1999 est.)

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