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Bahamas, The Transportation

    Railways: 0 km

    Highways:
    total: 2,693 km
    paved: 1,546 km
    unpaved: 1,147 km (1997 est.)

    Ports and harbors: Freeport, Matthew Town, Nassau

    Merchant marine:
    total: 1,079 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 26,631,924 GRT/41,196,326 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 209, cargo 241, chemical tanker 43, combination bulk 13, combination ore/oil 22, container 61, liquefied gas tanker 34, livestock carrier 1, oil tanker 170, passenger 62, passenger-cargo 1, railcar carrier 1, refrigerated cargo 140, roll-on/roll-off cargo 48, short-sea passenger 12, specialized tanker 2, vehicle carrier 19
    note: a flag of convenience registry; includes ships from 49 countries among which are Norway 177, Greece 141, UK 113, US 61, Denmark 39, Finland 27, Japan 25, Sweden 24, France 22, and Italy 22 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 62 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 33
    over 3,047 m: 2
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 15
    914 to 1,523 m: 13
    under 914 m: 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 29
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
    914 to 1,523 m: 7
    under 914 m: 21 (1998 est.)

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