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South Africa Transportation Profile 2018

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Railwaystotal: 20,986 km
standard gauge: 80 km 1.435-m gauge (80 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 19,756 km 1.065-m gauge (8,271 km electrified)
other: 1,150 km (passenger rail, gauge unspecified, 1,115.5 km electrified) (2014)
Roadwaystotal: 747,014 km
paved: 158,952 km
unpaved: 588,062 km (2014)
Pipelinescondensate 94 km; gas 1,293 km; oil 992 km; refined products 1,460 km (2013)
Ports and terminalsmajor seaport(s): Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, Saldanha Bay
container port(s) (TEUs): Durban (2,770,000) (2015)
LNG terminal(s) (import): Mossel Bay
Merchant marinetotal: 82
by type: bulk carrier 2, general cargo 1, oil tanker 5, other 74 (2017)
Airports566 (2013)
Airports - with paved runwaystotal: 144
over 3,047 m: 11
2,438 to 3,047 m: 7
1,524 to 2,437 m: 52
914 to 1,523 m: 65
under 914 m: 9 (2013)
Airports - with unpaved runwaystotal: 422
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 31
914 to 1,523 m: 258
under 914 m: 132 (2013)
Heliports1 (2013)
National air transport systemnumber of registered air carriers: 23
inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 216
annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 17,188,887
annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 885,277,991 mt-km (2015)
Civil aircraft registration country code prefixZS (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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