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Iran


    • Railroads:

        total:
        4,850 km; note - 480 km under construction from Bafq to Bandar-e 'Abbas; segment from Bafq to Sirjan has been completed and is operational; section from Sirjan to Bandar-e 'Abbas still under construction

        broad gauge:
        90 km 1.676-m gauge

        narrow gauge:
        4,760 km 1.432-m gauge

    • Highways:

        total:
        140,200 km

        paved:
        42,694 km

        unpaved:
        gravel, crushed stone 46,866 km; improved earth 49,440 km; unimproved earth 1,200 km

    • Inland waterways:
      904 km; the Shatt al Arab is usually navigable by maritime traffic for about 130 km; channel has been dredged to 3 meters and is in use

    • Pipelines:
      crude oil 5,900 km; petroleum products 3,900 km; natural gas 4,550 km

    • Ports:
      Abadan (largely destroyed in fighting during 1980-88 war), Ahvaz, Bandar Beheshti, Bandar-e 'Abbas, Bandar-e Anzali, Bandar-e Bushehr, Bandar-e Khomeyni, Bandar-e Mah Shahr, Bandar-e Torkeman, Jazireh-ye Khark, Jazireh-ye Lavan, Jazireh-ye Sirri, Khorramshahr (limited operation since November 1992), Now Shahr

    • Merchant marine:

        total:
        132 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,816,820 GRT/6,991,693 DWT

        ships by type:
        bulk 48, cargo 38, chemical tanker 5, combination bulk 2, liquefied gas tanker 1, oil tanker 26, refrigerated cargo 3, roll-on/roll-off cargo 8, short-sea passenger 1

    • Airports:

        total:
        261

        with paved runways over 3,047 m:
        28

        with paved runways 2,438 to 3,047 m:
        12

        with paved runways 1,524 to 2,437 m:
        32

        with paved runways 914 to 1,523 m:
        20

        with paved runways under 914 m:
        46

        with unpaved runways over 3,047 m:
        2

        with unpaved runways 2,438 to 3,047 m:
        2

        with unpaved runways 1,524 to 2,438 m:
        18

        with unpaved runways 914 to 1,523 m:
        101






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