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Peru Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 2,041 km
    standard gauge: 1,726 km 1.435-m gauge
    narrow gauge: 315 km 0.914-m gauge (1997)

    Highways:
    total: 72,146 km
    paved: 7,353 km
    unpaved: 64,793 km (1998 est.)

    Waterways: 8,600 km of navigable tributaries of Amazon system and 208 km of Lago Titicaca

    Pipelines: crude oil 800 km; natural gas and natural gas liquids 64 km

    Ports and harbors: Callao, Chimbote, Ilo, Matarani, Paita, Puerto Maldonado, Salaverry, San Martin, Talara, Iquitos, Pucallpa, Yurimaguas
    note: Iquitos, Pucallpa, and Yurimaguas are all on the upper reaches of the Amazon and its tributaries

    Merchant marine:
    total: 7 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 51,518 GRT/75,018 DWT
    ships by type: cargo 6, oil tanker 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 244 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 44
    over 3,047 m: 7
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 15
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
    914 to 1,523 m: 8
    under 914 m: 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 200
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 24
    914 to 1,523 m: 73
    under 914 m: 99 (1998 est.)

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