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Transportation in Bangladesh

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Railways


total: 2,745 km
broad gauge: 923 km 1.676-m gauge
narrow gauge: 1,822 km 1.000-m gauge (1998 est.)

Railway links with adjacent countries

Highways


total: 201,182 km
paved: 19,112 km
unpaved: 182,070 km (1997 est.)

Waterways

5,150-8,046 km navigable waterways (includes 2,575-3,058 km main cargo routes)

Because of Bangladesh's many rivers, ferries are a major form of transportation. These ferries are notoriously dangerous. They are often overloaded, and they continue to operate during rough weather. Hundreds of people die each year in ferry accidents.

Pipelines: natural gas 1,220 km

Ports and harbors

Merchant marine


total: 36 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 284,489 GRT/405,845 DWT
ships by type: bulk 2, cargo 28, container 1, petroleum tanker 2, refrigerated cargo 1, roll-on/roll-off 2 (1999 est.)

Airports

16 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways


total: 16
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 6 (1999 est.)

Reference

Much of the material in this article comes from the CIA World Factbook 2000.

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