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    Iran Communications - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Railroads: 4,601 km total; 4,509 km 1.432-meter gauge, 92 km 1.676-meter gauge; 730 km under construction from Bafq to Bandar Abbas

      Highways: 138,872 km total; 46,866 km gravel and crushed stone; 49,440 km improved earth; 42,566 km bituminous and bituminous-treated surfaces

      Inland waterways: 904 km; the Shatt al Arab is usually navigable by maritime traffic for about 130 km, but closed since September 1980 because of Iran-Iraq war

      Pipelines: crude oil, 5,900 km; refined products, 3,900 km; natural gas, 3,300 km

      Ports: Abadan (largely destroyed in fighting during 1980-88 war), Bandar-e Abbas, Bandar-e Khomeyni, Bandar-e Shahid Rajai, Bushehr, Chah Bahar, Khorramshahr (largely destroyed in fighting during 1980-88 war)

      Merchant marine: 133 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 4,752,795 GRT/8,895,475 DWT; includes 35 cargo, 6 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 35 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 3 chemical tanker, 3 refrigerated cargo, 49 bulk, 2 combination bulk

      Civil air: 53 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 170 total, 144 usable; 80 with permanent-surface runways; 16 with runways over 3,659 m; 17 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 67 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: radio relay extends throughout country; system centered in Tehran; 2,143,000 telephones; stations--62 AM, 30 FM, 250 TV; 2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean INTELSAT satellite stations; radio relay to Turkey and Pakistan; some facilities attacked by Iraq

      NOTE: The information regarding Iran on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iran Communications 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iran Communications 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.



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