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    Iraq Transportation - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/iraq/iraq_transportation.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Railways:
      total: 1,963 km
      standard gauge: 1,963 km 1.435-m gauge (2003)

      Highways:
      total: 45,550 km
      paved: 38,399 km
      unpaved: 7,151 km (2000 est.)

      Waterways:
      1,015 km
      note: Shatt al Arab is usually navigable by maritime traffic for about 130 km; channel has been dredged to 3 m and is in use; Tigris and Euphrates Rivers have navigable sections for shallow-draft boats; Shatt al Basrah canal was navigable by shallow-draft craft before closing in 1991 because of the Gulf war

      Pipelines:
      gas 1,739 km; oil 5,418 km; refined products 1,343 km (2003)

      Ports and harbors:
      Umm Qasr, Khawr az Zubayr, and Al Basrah have limited functionality

      Merchant marine:
      total: 13 ships (1,000 GRT or over) 83,221 GRT/125,255 DWT
      by type: cargo 6, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 5, roll on/roll off 1
      registered in other countries: 3 (2003 est.)

      Airports:
      111; note - unknown number were damaged during the March-April 2003 war (2003 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways:
      total: 79
      over 3,047 m: 21
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 36
      914 to 1,523 m: 7
      under 914 m: 10 (2003 est.)
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 5

      Airports - with unpaved runways:
      total: 32
      under 914 m: 9 (2003 est.)
      over 3,047 m: 2
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
      914 to 1,523 m: 12
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 5

      Heliports:
      6 (2003 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding Iraq on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iraq Transportation 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iraq Transportation 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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