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    France Transportation 1995

      Railroads: French National Railways (SNCF) operates 34,322 km 1,435-mm standard gauge; 12,434 km electrified, 15,132 km double or multiple track; 99 km of various gauges (1,000-mm), privately owned and operated

      total: 1,510,750 km
      paved: 747,750 km (including 7,450 km of controlled access divided highway)
      unpaved: 763,000 km

      Inland waterways: 14,932 km; 6,969 km heavily traveled
      Pipelines: crude oil 3,059 km; petroleum products 4,487 km; natural gas 24,746 km

      Ports: coastal - Bordeaux, Boulogne, Brest, Cherbourg, Dunkerque, Fos-Sur-Mer, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes, Sete, Toulon; inland - Rouen
      Merchant marine: 124 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,226,175 GRT/5,109,375 DWT, bulk 9, cargo 10, chemical tanker 8, container 21, liquefied gas 6, multifunction large-load carrier 1, oil tanker 37, passenger 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 21, short-sea passenger 7, specialized tanker 3
      note: France also maintains a captive register for French-owned ships in the Kerguelen Islands (French Southern and Antarctic Lands) and French Polynesia

      total: 472
      usable: 461
      with permanent-surface runways: 258
      with runways over 3,659 m: 3
      with runways 2,440-3,659 m: 37
      with runways 1,220-2,439 m: 136

      NOTE: The information regarding France on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of France Transportation 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about France Transportation 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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