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Transportation in Peru

Railways:
total: 1,988 km
standard gauge: 1,608 km 1.435-m gauge
narrow gauge: 380 km 0.914-m gauge

Highways:
total: 72,900 km
paved: 8,700 km
unpaved: 64,200 km (1999 est.)

Waterways: 8,600 km of navigable tributaries of Amazon system and 208 km of Lake Titicaca.

Pipelines: crude oil 800 km; natural gas and natural gas liquids 64 km

Ports and harbors: Callao[?], Chimbote, Ilo[?], Matarani[?], Paita[?], Puerto Maldonado[?], Salaverry[?], San Martin[?], Talara[?], Iquitos, Pucallpa[?], Yurimaguas[?]
note: Iquitos, Pucallpa, and Yurimaguas are all on the upper reaches of the Amazon and its tributaries

Merchant marine:
total: 7 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 65,193 GRT/100,584 DWT
ships by type: bulk 1, cargo 6 (1999 est.)

Airports: 234 (1999 est.)

Jorge Chavez International Airport, in Lima is Peru's main national and international gateway, with an estimate of 98 percent of all international flights into Peru landing at this airport.

Airports - with paved runways:
total: 44
over 3,047 m: 7
2,438 to 3,047 m: 17
1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
914 to 1,523 m: 7
under 914 m: 1 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 190
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 26
914 to 1,523 m: 67
under 914 m: 94 (1999 est.)

See also : Peru



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