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Transportation in Honduras

Railways:
total: 595 km
narrow gauge: 349 km
1.067-m gauge: 246 km
0.914-m gauge (1999)

Highways:

total: 15,400 km
paved: 3,126 km
unpaved: 12,274 km (1999 est.)

Waterways: 465 km navigable by small craft

Ports and harbors: La Ceiba[?], Puerto Castilla[?], Puerto Cortes[?], San Lorenzo[?], Tela[?], Puerto Lempira[?]

Merchant marine:

total: 306 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 848,150 GRT/980,995 DWT
ships by type:
bulk 26, cargo 187, chemical tanker 5, container 7, livestock carrier 1, passenger 2, passenger/cargo 4, petroleum tanker 43, refrigerated cargo 15, roll-on/roll-off 9, short-sea passenger 5, vehicle carrier 2 (1999 est.)

note: a flag of convenience registry; Russia owns 6 ships, Vietnam 1, Singapore 3, North Korea 1 (1998 est.)

Airports: 119 (1999 est.)

Principle International airports: San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa
Airports - with paved runways:total: 12
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 3 (1999 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 107
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 21
under 914 m: 84 (1999 est.)

See also : Honduras



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