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Spain Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 15,079 km
    broad gauge: 12,781 km 1.668-m gauge (6,355 km electrified; 2,295 km double track)
    standard gauge: 525 km 1.435-m gauge (480 km electrified)
    narrow gauge: 1,773 km 1.000-m gauge (594 km electrified) (1996)

    Highways:
    total: 346,858 km
    paved: 343,389 km (including 9,063 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 3,469 km (1997 est.)

    Waterways: 1,045 km, but of minor economic importance

    Pipelines: crude oil 265 km; petroleum products 1,794 km; natural gas 1,666 km

    Ports and harbors: Aviles, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cadiz, Cartagena, Castellon de la Plana, Ceuta, Huelva, La Coruna, Las Palmas (Canary Islands), Malaga, Melilla, Pasajes, Gijon, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Santander, Tarragona, Valencia, Vigo

    Merchant marine:
    total: 137 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,094,408 GRT/1,695,708 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 11, cargo 29, chemical tanker 10, container 10, liquefied gas tanker 3, oil tanker 25, passenger 1, refrigerated cargo 6, roll-on/roll-off cargo 35, short-sea passenger 6, specialized tanker 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 99 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 66
    over 3,047 m: 15
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 11
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 16
    914 to 1,523 m: 15
    under 914 m: 9 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 33
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
    914 to 1,523 m: 11
    under 914 m: 21 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 2 (1998 est.)

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