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    France Transportation 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Railways
      total: 34,123 km
      standard gauge: 33,524 km 1.435-m gauge; 32,275 km are operated by French National Railways(SNCF); 13,741 km of SNCF routes are electrified and 12,132 km are double- or multiple-tracked
      narrow gauge : 599 km 1.000-m gauge
      note: does not include 33 tourist railroads, totaling 469 km, many being ofvery narrow gauge (1995)

      Highways
      total: 1,512,700 km
      paved : 812,700 km (including 9,140 km of expressways)
      unpaved: 700,000 km (1995 est.)

      Waterways 14,932 km; 6,969 km heavily traveled

      Pipelines crude oil 3,059 km; petroleum products 4,487 km; natural gas 24,746km

      Ports and harbors Bordeaux, Boulogne, Cherbourg, Dijon, Dunkerque, La Pallice, Le Havre,Lyon, Marseille, Mullhouse, Nantes, Paris, Rouen, Saint Nazaire, Saint Malo,Strasbourg

      Merchant marine
      total: 52 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,038,151 GRT/1,441,498 DWT
      ships by type: bulk 5, cargo 3, chemical tanker 4, combination bulk 1, container 7,liquefied gas tanker 3, multi-function large load carrier 1, oil tanker 13,passenger 2, roll-on/roll-off cargo 5, short-sea passenger 7, specializedtanker 1
      note: France also maintains a captive register for French-owned ships in theKerguelen Islands (French Southern and Antarctic Lands) (1996 est.)

      Airports 460 (1996 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways
      total: 382
      over 3,047 m: 13
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 26
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 91
      914 to 1,523 m : 73
      under 914 m: 179 (1996 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways
      total: 78
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
      914 to 1,523 m : 75 (1996 est.)

      Heliports 3 (1996 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding France on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of France Transportation 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about France Transportation 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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