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    Greece Transportation 1995

      Railroads: 2,479 km total; 1,565 km 1,435-mm standard gauge, of which 36 km electrified and 100 km double track; 892 km 1,000-mm gauge; 22 km 750-mm narrow gauge; all government owned

      total: 38,938 km
      paved: 16,090 km
      unpaved: crushed stone, gravel 13,676 km; improved earth 5,632 km; unimproved earth 3,540 km

      Inland waterways: 80 km; system consists of three coastal canals; including the Corinth Canal (6 km) which crosses the Isthmus of Corinth connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf and shortens the sea voyage from the Adriatic to Piraievs (Piraeus) by 325 km; and three unconnected rivers
      Pipelines: crude oil 26 km; petroleum products 547 km

      Ports: Piraievs (Piraeus), Thessaloniki
      Merchant marine: 1,059 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 29,343,367 GRT/54,249,294 DWT, bulk 453, cargo 117, chemical tanker 20, combination bulk 23, combination ore/oil 38, container 36, liquefied gas 6, livestock carrier 1, oil tanker 251, passenger 15, passenger-cargo 2, refrigerated cargo 11, roll-on/roll-off cargo 17, short-sea passenger 65, specialized tanker 3, vehicle carrier 1
      note: ethnic Greeks also own large numbers of ships under the registry of Liberia, Panama, Cyprus, Malta, and The Bahamas

      total: 78
      usable: 77
      with permanent-surface runways: 63
      with runways over 3,659 m: 0
      with runways 2,440-3,659 m: 20
      with runways 1,220-2,439 m: 24

      NOTE: The information regarding Greece 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 Greece Transportation 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greece Transportation 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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