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Iraq Transportation
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:
5,275 km (not all navigable)
note: Euphrates River (2,815 km), Tigris River (1,895 km), and Third River (565 km) are principal waterways (2004)
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.)
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