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    Israel Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 594 km 1.435-meter gauge, single track; diesel operated

      Highways: 4,500 km; majority is bituminous surfaced

      Pipelines: crude oil, 708 km; refined products, 290 km; natural gas, 89 km

      Ports: Ashdod, Haifa, Elat

      Merchant marine: 39 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 527,353 GRT/632,389 DWT; includes 12 cargo, 21 container, 2 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 2 refrigerated cargo, 1 bulk, 1 combination bulk

      Civil air: 27 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 55 total, 52 usable; 27 with permanent-surface runways; 6 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 11 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: most highly developed in the Middle East though not the largest; good system of coaxial cable and radio relay; 1,800,000 telephones; stations--11 AM, 24 FM, 54 TV; 2 submarine cables; 2 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT stations; 1 Indian Ocean INTELSAT station

      NOTE: The information regarding Israel 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 Israel Communications 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Israel Communications 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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