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    Korea, North Transportation 2000

      Railways:
      total: 5,000 km
      standard gauge: 4,095 km 1.435-m gauge (3,500 km electrified; 159 km double track)
      narrow gauge: 665 km 0.762-m gauge
      dual gauge: 240 km 1.435-m and 1.600-m gauges (four rails interlaced) (1996 est.)

      Highways:
      total: 31,200 km
      paved: 1,997 km
      unpaved: 29,203 km (1996 est.)

      Waterways: 2,253 km; mostly navigable by small craft only

      Pipelines: crude oil 37 km; petroleum product 180 km

      Ports and harbors: Ch'ongjin, Haeju, Hungnam (Hamhung), Kimch'aek, Kosong, Najin, Namp'o, Sinuiju, Songnim, Sonbong (formerly Unggi), Ungsang, Wonsan

      Merchant marine:
      total: 107 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 675,609 GRT/937,477 DWT
      ships by type: bulk 5, cargo 91, combination bulk 1, multi-functional large load carrier 1, passenger 2, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 4, short-sea passenger 2 (1999 est.)

      Airports: 49 (1994 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways:
      total: 22
      over 3,047 m: 2
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 15
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
      914 to 1,523 m: 1
      under 914 m: 2 (1994 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways:
      total: 27
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
      914 to 1,523 m: 12
      under 914 m: 6 (1994 est.)

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