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North Korea vs. South Korea

Transportation

North KoreaSouth Korea
Railways
total: 7,435 km (2014)
standard gauge: 7,435 km 1.435-m gauge (5,400 km electrified) (2014)

note: figures are approximate; some narrow-gauge railway also exists

total: 3,979 km (2016)
standard gauge: 3,979 km 1.435-m gauge (2,727 km electrified) (2016)
Roadways
total: 25,554 km (2006)
paved: 724 km (2006)
unpaved: 24,830 km (2006)
total: 100,428 km (2016)
paved: 92,795 km (includes 4,193 km of expressways) (2016)
unpaved: 7,633 km (2016)
Waterways
2,250 km (most navigable only by small craft) (2011)
1,600 km (most navigable only by small craft) (2011)
Pipelines
6 km oil (2013)
3790 km gas, 16 km oil, 889 km refined products (2017)
Ports and terminals
major seaport(s): Ch'ongjin, Haeju, Hungnam, Namp'o, Songnim, Sonbong (formerly Unggi), Wonsan
major seaport(s): Busan, Incheon, Gunsan, Kwangyang, Mokpo, Pohang, Ulsan, Yeosu
container port(s) (TEUs): Busan (20,493,000), Incheon (3,050,000), Kwangyang (2,230,000) (2017)
LNG terminal(s) (import): Incheon, Kwangyang, Pyeongtaek, Samcheok, Tongyeong, Yeosu
Merchant marine
total: 264
by type: bulk carrier 9, container ship 5, general cargo 188, oil tanker 33, other 29 (2019)
total: 1,880
by type: bulk carrier 83, container ship 86, general cargo 368, oil tanker 187, other 1,156 (2019)
Airports
total: 82 (2013)
total: 111 (2013)
Airports - with paved runways
total: 39 (2017)
over 3,047 m: 3 (2017)
2,438 to 3,047 m: 22 (2017)
1,524 to 2,437 m: 8 (2017)
914 to 1,523 m: 2 (2017)
under 914 m: 4 (2017)
total: 71 (2017)
over 3,047 m: 4 (2017)
2,438 to 3,047 m: 19 (2017)
1,524 to 2,437 m: 12 (2017)
914 to 1,523 m: 13 (2017)
under 914 m: 23 (2017)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total: 43 (2013)
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3 (2013)
1,524 to 2,437 m: 17 (2013)
914 to 1,523 m: 15 (2013)
under 914 m: 8 (2013)
total: 40 (2013)
914 to 1,523 m: 2 (2013)
under 914 m: 38 (2013)
Heliports
23 (2013)
466 (2013)
National air transport system
number of registered air carriers: 1 (2020)
inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 4
annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 103,560 (2018)
annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 250,000 mt-km (2018)
number of registered air carriers: 14 (2020)
inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 424
annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 88,157,579 (2018)
annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 11,929,560,000 mt-km (2018)
Civil aircraft registration country code prefix
P (2016)
HL (2016)

Source: CIA Factbook