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    Mexico Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 20,680 km total; 19,950 km 1.435-meter standard gauge; 730 km 0.914-meter narrow gauge

      Highways: 210,000 km total; 65,000 km paved, 30,000 km semipaved or cobblestone, 60,000 km rural roads (improved earth) or roads under construction, 55,000 km unimproved earth roads

      Inland waterways: 2,900 km navigable rivers and coastal canals

      Pipelines: crude oil, 4,381 km; refined products, 8,345 km; natural gas, 13,254 km

      Ports: Acapulco, Coatzacoalcos, Ensenada, Guaymas, Manzanillo, Mazatlen, Salina Cruz, Tampico, Veracruz

      Merchant marine: 76 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,128,160 GRT/1,688,726 DWT; includes 5 short-sea passenger, 14 cargo, 2 refrigerated cargo, 2 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 32 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 5 chemical tanker, 7 liquefied gas, 4 bulk, 5 combination bulk

      Civil air: 174 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 1,811 total, 1,551 usable; 187 with permanent-surface runways; 2 with runways over 3,659 m; 31 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 267 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: highly developed system with extensive radio relay links; connection into Central American Microwave System; 6.41 million telephones; stations--679 AM, no FM, 238 TV, 22 shortwave; 120 domestic satellite terminals; 2 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT satellite ground antennas

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

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