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Brazil Transportation

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Brazil: Transportation

Railways
total: 27,882 km (1,122 km electrified); note - excludes urban rail
broad gauge: 4,057 km 1.600-m gauge
narrow gauge: 23,489 km 1.000-m gauge
dual gauge: 336 km 1.000-m and 1.600-m gauges (three rails) (1999
est.)
Highways
total: 1.98 million km
paved: 184,140 km
unpaved: 1,795,860 km (1996 est.)
Waterways
50,000 km navigable
Pipelines
crude oil 2,980 km; petroleum products 4,762 km; natural
gas 4,246 km (1998)
Ports and harbors
Belem, Fortaleza, Ilheus, Imbituba, Manaus,
Paranagua, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande, Salvador,
Santos, Vitoria
Merchant marine
total: 174 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,964,808 GRT/6,403,284
DWT
ships by type: bulk 34, cargo 28, chemical tanker 5, combination
ore/oil 9, container 10, liquified gas 10, multi-functional large load
carrier 1, passenger/cargo 5, petroleum tanker 59, refrigerated cargo
1, roll-on/roll-off 11, short-sea passenger 1 (1999 est.)
Airports
3,277 (1999 est.)
Airports - with paved runways
total: 541
over 3,047 m: 5
2,438 to 3,047 m: 20
1,524 to 2,437 m: 138
914 to 1,523 m: 346
under 914 m: 32 (1999 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total: 2,736
1,524 to 2,437 m: 73
914 to 1,523 m: 1,306
under 914 m: 1,357 (1999 est.)
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