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    Iran Transportation 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/iran/iran_transportation.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Railways
      total: 7,286 km
      broad gauge: 94 km 1.676-m gauge
      standard gauge: 7,192 km 1.435-m gauge (146 km electrified) (1996 est.)

      Highways
      total: 162,000 km
      paved: 81,000 km (including 470 km of expressways)
      unpaved: 81,000 km (1996 est.)

      Waterways 904 km; the Shatt al Arab is usually navigable by maritime traffic for about 130 km; channel has been dredged to 3 m and is in use

      Pipelines crude oil 5,900 km; petroleum products 3,900 km; natural gas 4,550 km

      Ports and harbors Abadan (largely destroyed in fighting during 1980-88 war), Ahvaz, Bandar 'Abbas, Bandar-e Anzali, Bushehr, Bandar-e Khomeyni, Bandar-e Lengeh, Bandar-e Mahshahr, Bandar-e Torkaman, Chabahar (Bandar Beheshti), Jazireh-ye Khark, Jazireh-ye Lavan, Jazireh-ye Sirri, Khorramshahr (limited operation since November 1992), Now Shahr

      Merchant marine
      total: 135 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,465,226 GRT/6,128,443 DWT
      ships by type: bulk 47, cargo 34, chemical tanker 4, combination bulk 2, container 4, liquefied gas tanker 1, multifunction large-load carrier 6, oil tanker 23, refrigerated cargo 3, roll-on/roll-off cargo 10, short-sea passenger 1
      note: Iran owns an additional 5 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 245,742 DWT that operate under the registries of Cyprus, Honduras, and Panama (1997 est.)

      Airports 280 (1997 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways
      total: 103
      over 3,047 m: 36
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 14
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 27
      914 to 1,523 m: 21
      under 914 m: 5 (1997 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways
      total: 177
      over 3,047 m: 1
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 14
      914 to 1,523 m: 124
      under 914 m: 34 (1997 est.)

      Heliports 11 (1997 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Iran 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 Iran Transportation 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iran Transportation 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 21-Dec-01
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