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Venezuela Transportation
Railways:
total: 682 km
standard gauge: 682 km 1.435-m gauge (2003)
Highways:
total: 96,155 km
paved: 32,308 km
unpaved: 63,847 km (1999 est.)
Waterways:
7,100 km
note: Rio Orinoco and Lago de Maracaibo accept oceangoing vessels
Pipelines:
extra heavy crude 992 km; gas 5,262 km; oil 7,484 km; refined products 1,681 km; unknown (oil/water) 141 km (2003)
Ports and harbors:
Amuay, Bajo Grande, El Tablazo, La Guaira, La Salina, Maracaibo, Matanzas, Palua, Puerto Cabello, Puerto la Cruz, Puerto Ordaz, Puerto Sucre, Punta Cardon
Merchant marine:
total: 48 ships (1,000 GRT or over) 740,919 GRT/1,191,483 DWT
registered in other countries: 4 (2003 est.)
foreign-owned: Belgium 1, Denmark 2, Greece 2, Spain 1, United States 2
by type: bulk 6, cargo 7, container 2, liquefied gas 5, multi-functional large load carrier 1, passenger 1, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 16, roll on/roll off 8, short-sea/passenger 1
Airports:
368 (2003 est.)
Airports - with paved runways:
total: 128
over 3,047 m: 5
2,438 to 3,047 m: 11
1,524 to 2,437 m: 31
914 to 1,523 m: 63
under 914 m: 18 (2003 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 240
1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
914 to 1,523 m: 89
under 914 m: 139 (2003 est.)
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