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    Nigeria Transportation 2000

      Railways:
      total: 3,557 km
      narrow gauge: 3,505 km 1.067-m gauge
      standard gauge: 52 km 1.435-m gauge
      note: years of neglect of both the rolling stock and the right-of-way have seriously reduced the capacity and utility of the system; a project to restore Nigeria's railways is now underway

      Highways:
      total: 194,394 km
      paved: 60,068 km (including 1,194 km of expressways)
      unpaved: 134,326 km (1998 est.)
      note: many of the roads reported as paved may be graveled; because of poor maintenance and years of heavy freight traffic (in part the result of the failure of the railroad system), much of the road system is barely usable

      Waterways: 8,575 km consisting of the Niger and Benue rivers and smaller rivers and creeks

      Pipelines: crude oil 2,042 km; petroleum products 3,000 km; natural gas 500 km

      Ports and harbors: Calabar, Lagos, Onne, Port Harcourt, Sapele, Warri

      Merchant marine:
      total: 40 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 360,505 GRT/644,471 DWT
      ships by type: bulk 1, cargo 12, chemical tanker 4, petroleum tanker 22, specialized tanker 1 (1999 est.)

      Airports: 71 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways:
      total: 37
      over 3,047 m: 7
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 10
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 10
      914 to 1,523 m: 8
      under 914 m: 2 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways:
      total: 34
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
      914 to 1,523 m: 15
      under 914 m: 18 (1999 est.)

      Heliports: 1 (1999 est.)

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