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Uruguay Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 2,994 km
    standard gauge: 2,073 km 1.435-m gauge (921 km closed) (1997)

    Highways:
    total: 8,420 km
    paved: 7,578 km
    unpaved: 842 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: 1,600 km; used by coastal and shallow-draft river craft

    Ports and harbors: Fray Bentos, Montevideo, Nueva Palmira, Paysandu, Punta del Este, Colonia, Piriapolis

    Merchant marine:
    total: 2 oil tankers (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 44,042 GRT/83,684 DWT (1998 est.)

    Airports: 65 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 15
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
    914 to 1,523 m: 8
    under 914 m: 1 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 50
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
    914 to 1,523 m: 15
    under 914 m: 33 (1998 est.)

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