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Venezuela-Transportation

Published: 04 Nov 2008 12:59:52 PST
Airports:   
406 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 20 
 
Airports - with paved runways:   
total: 131
over 3,047 m: 6
2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
1,524 to 2,437 m: 35
914 to 1,523 m: 63
under 914 m: 19 (2009)
 
Airports - with unpaved runways:   
total: 275
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 16
914 to 1,523 m: 103
under 914 m: 155 (2009)
 
Heliports:   
4 (2009)
 
Pipelines:   
extra heavy crude 980 km; gas 5,258 km; oil 6,695 km; refined products 1,484 km; unknown 141 km (2009)
 
Railways:   
total: 806 km
country comparison to the world: 101
standard gauge: 806 km 1.435-m gauge (2008)
 
Roadways:   
total: 96,155 km
country comparison to the world: 47
paved: 32,308 km
unpaved: 63,847 km (2002)
 
Waterways:   
7,100 km
country comparison to the world: 21
note: Orinoco River (400 km) and Lake de Maracaibo navigable by oceangoing vessels (2008)
 
Merchant marine:   
total: 62
country comparison to the world: 65
by type: bulk carrier 9, cargo 16, chemical tanker 3, liquefied gas 5, passenger/cargo 10, petroleum tanker 17, refrigerated cargo 2
foreign-owned: 12 (Chile 1, Denmark 1, Greece 3, Mexico 5, Panama 1, Spain 1)
registered in other countries: 12 (Bahamas 1, Panama 10, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1) (2008)
 
Ports and terminals:   
La Guaira, Maracaibo, Puerto Cabello, Punta Cardon
 
Transportation - note:   
the International Maritime Bureau reports the territorial and offshore waters in the Caribbean Sea as a significant risk for piracy and armed robbery against ships; numerous vessels, including commercial shipping and pleasure craft, have been attacked and hijacked both at anchor and while underway; crews have been robbed and stores or cargoes stolen
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