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Egypt Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 4,751 km
    standard gauge: 4,751 km 1,435-m gauge (42 km electrified; 951 km double track)

    Highways:
    total: 64,000 km
    paved: 49,984 km
    unpaved: 14,016 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: 3,500 km (including the Nile, Lake Nasser, Alexandria-Cairo Waterway, and numerous smaller canals in the delta); Suez Canal, 193.5 km long (including approaches), used by oceangoing vessels drawing up to 16.1 m of water

    Pipelines: crude oil 1,171 km; petroleum products 596 km; natural gas 460 km

    Ports and harbors: Alexandria, Al Ghardaqah, Aswan, Asyut, Bur Safajah, Damietta, Marsa Matruh, Port Said, Suez

    Merchant marine:
    total: 180 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,334,406 GRT/2,022,785 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 25, cargo 63, container 1, liquefied gas tanker 1, oil tanker 14, passenger 56, refrigerated cargo 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 16, short-sea passenger 3 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 89 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 70
    over 3,047 m: 10
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 37
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 16
    914 to 1,523 m: 3
    under 914 m: 4 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 19
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
    914 to 1,523 m: 6
    under 914 m: 9 (1998 est.)

    Heliports: 2 (1998 est.)

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