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    Iraq Transportation 1995

      Railroads: 2,457 km 1.435-meter standard gauge

      total: 34,700 km
      paved: 17,500 km
      unpaved: improved earth 5,500 km; unimproved earth 11,700 km

      Inland waterways: 1,015 km; Shatt al Arab is usually navigable by maritime traffic for about 130 km; channel has been dredged to 3 meters and is in use; Tigris and Euphrates Rivers have navigable sections for shallow-draft watercraft; Shatt al Basrah canal was navigable by shallow-draft craft before closing in 1991 because of the Persian Gulf war
      Pipelines: crude oil 4,350 km; petroleum products 725 km; natural gas 1,360 km

      Ports: Umm Qasr reopened in November 1993; Khawr az Zubayr and Al Basrah have been closed since 1980
      Merchant marine: 37 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 805,205 GRT/1,444,810 DWT, cargo 15, oil tanker 16, passenger 1, passenger-cargo 1, refrigerated cargo 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 3
      note: none of the Iraqi flag merchant fleet was trading internationally as of 1 January 1993

      total: 118
      usable: 105
      with permanent-surface runways: 76
      with runways over 3,659 m: 10
      with runways 2,440-3,659 m: 51
      with runways 1,220-2,439 m: 17

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

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