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    Greece Transportation - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/greece/greece_transportation.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Railways
      total: 2,571 km
      standard gauge: 1,565 km 1.435-m gauge (36 km electrified)
      narrow gauge: 961 km 1.000-m gauge; 22 km 0.750-m gauge (a rack-type railway for steep grades)
      dual gauge: 23 km combined 1.435-m and 1.000-m gauges (three rail system) (2001 est.)

      Highways
      total: 117,000 km
      paved: 107,406 km (including 470 km of expressways)
      unpaved: 9,594 km (1996)

      Waterways 80 km
      note: system consists of three coastal canals including the Corinth Canal (6 km) which crosses the Isthmus of Corinth connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf and shortens the sea voyage from the Adriatic to Peiraiefs (Piraeus) by 325 km; there are also three unconnected rivers

      Pipelines crude oil 26 km; petroleum products 547 km

      Ports and harbors Alexandroupolis, Elefsis, Irakleion (Crete), Kavala, Kerkyra, Chalkis, Igoumenitsa, Lavrion, Patrai, Peiraiefs (Piraeus), Thessaloniki, Volos

      Merchant marine
      total: 802 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 27,998,523 GRT/49,458,125 DWT
      note: includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Ireland 1, Japan 1, Liberia 1, Norway 1, Panama 2, Russia 1, Saudi Arabia 1, United Kingdom 1 (2002 est.)
      ships by type: bulk 294, cargo 54, chemical tanker 25, combination bulk 7, combination ore/oil 5, container 45, liquefied gas 7, multi-functional large-load carrier 1, passenger 13, petroleum tanker 265, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 23, short-sea passenger 54, specialized tanker 4, vehicle carrier 2

      Airports 79 (note - new Athens airport at Spafa opened in March 2001) (2001)

      Airports - with paved runways
      total: 65
      over 3,047 m: 6
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 15
      914 to 1,523 m: 16
      under 914 m: 9 (2001)
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 19

      Airports - with unpaved runways
      total: 14
      914 to 1,523 m: 4
      under 914 m: 10 (2001)

      Heliports 4 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Greece on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Greece Transportation 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greece Transportation 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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