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    Iraq Transportation 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/iraq/iraq_transportation.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Railways
      total: 2,032 km
      standard gauge: 2,032 km 1.435-m gauge

      Highways
      total: 47,400 km
      paved: 40,764 km
      unpaved: 6,636 km (1996 est.)

      Waterways 1,015 km; Shatt al Arab is usually navigable by maritime traffic for about 130 km; channel has been dredged to 3 meters and is in use; Tigris and Euphrates Rivers have navigable sections for shallow-draft watercraft; Shatt al Basrah canal was navigable by shallow-draft craft before closing in 1991 because of the Persian Gulf war

      Pipelines crude oil 4,350 km; petroleum products 725 km; natural gas 1,360 km

      Ports and harbors Umm Qasr, Khawr az Zubayr, and Al Basrah have limited functionality

      Merchant marine
      total: 35 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 791,485 GRT/1,428,307 DWT
      ships by type: cargo 14, oil tanker 16, passenger 1, passenger-cargo 1, refrigerated cargo 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 2 (1997 est.)

      Airports 111 (1997 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways
      total: 76
      over 3,047 m: 22
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 33
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 7
      914 to 1,523 m: 7
      under 914 m: 7 (1997 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways
      total: 35
      over 3,047 m: 3
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 6
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
      914 to 1,523 m: 12
      under 914 m: 10 (1997 est.)

      Heliports 4 (1997 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Iraq on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iraq Transportation 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iraq Transportation 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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