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    Uruguay Communications - 1990

      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: 4 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 65,212 GRT/116,613 DWT; includes 2 cargo, 1 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 1 container

      Civil air: 14 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 92 total, 87 usable; 16 with permanent-surface runways; none with runways over 3,659 m; 2 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 17 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 earth stations

      NOTE: The information regarding Uruguay on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uruguay Communications 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uruguay Communications 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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