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    Uruguay Communications - 1989

      Railroads: 3,000 km, all 1.435-meter standard gauge and government owned

      Highways: 49,900 km total; 6,700 km paved, 3,000 km gravel, 40,200 km earth

      Inland waterways: 1,600 km; used by coastal and shallow-draft river craft

      Ports: Montevideo, Punta del Este

      Merchant marine: 6 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 70,499 GRT/123,229 DWT; includes 2 cargo, 3 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 1 container; note--in addition, 2 naval tankers are sometimes used commercially

      Civil air: 14 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 95 total, 92 usable; 16 with permanent-surface runways; 2 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 15 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: most modern facilities concentrated in Montevideo; new nationwide radio relay network; 337,000 telephones; stations--99 AM, no FM, 26 TV, 9 shortwave; 2 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT satellite stations

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

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