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    Israel Communications - 1991

      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: 30 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 516,714 GRT/611,795 DWT; includes 7 cargo, 21 container, 2 refrigerated cargo; note--Israel also maintains a significant flag of convenience fleet, which is normally at least as large as the Israeli flag fleet; the Israeli flag of convenience fleet typically includes all of its POL tankers

      Civil air: 27 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 51 total, 44 usable; 26 with permanent-surface runways; none with runways over 3,659 m; 6 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 12 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; satellite earth stations--2 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT and 1 Indian Ocean INTELSAT

      NOTE: The information regarding Israel on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Israel Communications 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Israel Communications 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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