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Korea, North Transportation

    Railways:
    broad gauge: NA km
    total: 5,000 km
    standard gauge: 4,095 km 1.435-m gauge (3,500 km electrified; 159 km double track)
    narrow gauge: 665 km 0.762-m gauge
    dual gauge: 240 km 1.435-m and 1.600-m gauges (three rails) (1996 est.)

    Highways:
    total: 31,200 km
    paved: 1,997 km
    unpaved: 29,203 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: 2,253 km; mostly navigable by small craft only

    Pipelines: crude oil 37 km; petroleum product 180 km

    Ports and harbors: Ch'ongjin, Haeju, Hungnam (Hamhung), Kimch'aek, Kosong, Najin, Namp'o, Sinuiju, Songnim, Sonbong (formerly Unggi), Ungsang, Wonsan

    Merchant marine:
    total: 110 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 691,802 GRT/992,789 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 8, cargo 91, combination bulk 1, multifunction large-load carrier 1, oil tanker 4, passenger 2, passenger-cargo 1, short-sea passenger 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 49 (1994 est.) (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 22
    over 3,047 m: 2
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 15
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
    914 to 1,523 m: 1
    under 914 m: 2 (1994 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 27
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
    914 to 1,523 m: 12
    under 914 m: 6 (1994 est.)

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