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Syria Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 1,998 km
    broad gauge: 1,766 km 1.435-m gauge
    narrow gauge: 232 km 1.050-m gauge

    Highways:
    total: 41,451 km
    paved: 9,575 km (including 877 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 31,876 km (1997 est.)

    Waterways: 870 km; minimal economic importance

    Pipelines: crude oil 1,304 km; petroleum products 515 km

    Ports and harbors: Baniyas, Jablah, Latakia, Tartus

    Merchant marine:
    total: 131 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 401,407 GRT/578,081 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 11, cargo 115, livestock carrier 4, roll-on/roll-off cargo 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 104 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 24
    over 3,047 m: 5
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 16
    914 to 1,523 m: 1
    under 914 m: 2 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 80
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
    914 to 1,523 m: 14
    under 914 m: 63 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 2 (1998 est.)

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