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    Libya Transportation - 2002

      note: Libya has had no railroad in operation since 1965, all previous systems having been dismantled; current plans are to construct a 1.435-m standard-gauge line from the Tunisian frontier to Tripoli and Misratah, then inland to Sabha, center of a mineral-rich area, but there has been little progress; other plans made jointly with Egypt would establish a rail line from As Sallum, Egypt, to Tobruk with completion originally set for mid-1994; Libya signed contracts with two private companies - Bahne of Egypt and Jez Sistemas Ferroviarios of Spain - in 1998 for the supply of crossings and pointwork (2001)

      total: 24,484 km
      paved: 6,798 km
      unpaved: 17,686 km
      note: data for the length of unpaved roads include the assumption that because they were listed as secondary roads, they are unpaved; some may be paved and some part of the primary roads may not be paved (1996)

      Waterways none

      Pipelines crude oil 4,383 km; petroleum products 443 km (includes liquefied petroleum gas or LPG 256 km); natural gas 1,947 km

      Ports and harbors Al Khums, Banghazi, Darnah, Marsa al Burayqah, Misratah, Ra's Lanuf, Tobruk, Tripoli, Zuwarah

      Merchant marine
      total: 23 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 209,000 GRT/278,277 DWT
      ships by type: cargo 9, chemical tanker 1, liquefied gas 3, petroleum tanker 2, roll on/roll off 4, short-sea passenger 4
      note: includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Algeria 1, Kuwait 1, United Arab Emirates 1 (2002 est.)

      Airports 136 (2001)

      Airports - with paved runways
      total: 58
      over 3,047 m: 23
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 6
      914 to 1,523 m: 5
      under 914 m: 2 (2001)
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 22

      Airports - with unpaved runways
      total: 78
      under 914 m: 18 (2001)
      over 3,047 m: 4
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
      914 to 1,523 m: 40
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 14

      Heliports 1 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Libya 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 Libya Transportation 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Libya Transportation 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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