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    Kuwait Communications - 1991

      Highways: 3,000 km total; 2,500 km bituminous; 500 km earth, sand, light gravel

      Pipelines: crude oil, 877 km; refined products, 40 km; natural gas, 165 km

      Ports: Ash Shuaybah, Ash Shuwaykh, Mina al Ahmadi

      Merchant marine: 31 ships (1,000 GRT or over), totaling 1,332,159 GRT/2,099,303 DWT; includes 1 cargo, 4 livestock carrier, 20 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 5 liquefied gas, 1 bulk; note--all Kuwaiti ships greater than 1,000 GRT were outside Kuwaiti waters at the time of the Iraqi invasion; many of these ships transferred to the Liberian flag or to the flags of other Persian Gulf states; Kuwaiti tankers are currently managed from London and Kuwaiti cargo and container ships are managed from Dubai

      Civil air: 19 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 7 total, 4 usable; 4 with permanent-surface runways; none with runways over 3,659 m; 4 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; none with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: excellent international, adequate domestic facilities; 258,000 telephones; stations--3 AM, 2 FM, 3 TV; satellite earth stations--1 Indian Ocean INTELSAT, and 2 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT; 1 INMARSAT, 1 ARABSAT; coaxial cable and radio relay to Iraq and Saudi Arabia

      NOTE: The information regarding Kuwait 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 Kuwait Communications 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kuwait Communications 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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