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Korea, South Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 6,240 km
    standard gauge: 6,240 km 1.435-m gauge (525 km electrified) (1998 est.)

    Highways:
    total: 63,500 km
    paved: 46,800 km (including 1,720 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 16,700 km (1998 est.)

    Waterways: 1,609 km; use restricted to small native craft

    Pipelines: petroleum products 455 km; note—additionally, there is a parallel petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) pipeline being completed

    Ports and harbors: Chinhae, Inch'on, Kunsan, Masan, Mokp'o, P'ohang, Pusan, Tonghae-hang, Ulsan, Yosu

    Merchant marine:
    total: 442 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 5,212,089 GRT/8,161,845 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 106, cargo 133, chemical tanker 36, combination bulk 5, container 52, liquefied gas tanker 13, multifunction large-load carrier 1, oil tanker 56, passenger 3, refrigerated cargo 22, roll-on/roll-off cargo 2, short-sea passenger 1, specialized tanker 3, vehicle carrier 9 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 103 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 68
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 18
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 15
    914 to 1,523 m: 13
    under 914 m: 21 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 35
    914 to 1,523 m: 3
    under 914 m: 32 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 200 (1998 est.)

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