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France Transportation 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Airports:
474 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 16
[see also: Airports country ranks ]

Airports - with paved runways:
total: 297
[see also: Airports - with paved runways - total country ranks ]
over 3,047 m: 14
2,438 to 3,047 m: 27
1,524 to 2,437 m: 97
914 to 1,523 m: 83
under 914 m: 76 (2010)

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 177
[see also: Airports - with unpaved runways - total country ranks ]
914 to 1,523 m: 69
under 914 m: 108 (2010)

Heliports:
1 (2010)
[see also: Heliports country ranks ]

Pipelines:
gas 14,688 km; oil 2,943 km; refined products 5,080 km (2009)
[see also: Pipelines country ranks ]

Railways:
total: 29,213 km
country comparison to the world: 9
standard gauge: 29,046 km 1.435-m gauge (15,164 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 167 km 1.000-m gauge (2008)
[see also: Railways country ranks ]

Roadways:
total: 1,027,183 km (metropolitan France; includes 10,958 km of expressways)
country comparison to the world: 7
note: there are another 5,100 km of roadways in overseas departments (2007)
[see also: Roadways country ranks ]

Waterways:
metropolitan France: 8,501 km (1,621 km accessible to craft of 3,000 metric tons)
country comparison to the world: 16
French Guiana: 3,760 km (460 km navigable by small oceangoing vessels and coastal and river steamers, 3,300 km by native craft) (2008)
[see also: Waterways country ranks ]

Merchant marine:
total: 167
country comparison to the world: 38
by type: bulk carrier 2, cargo 8, chemical tanker 36, container 25, liquefied gas 12, passenger 11, passenger/cargo 44, petroleum tanker 17, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 11
foreign-owned: 57 (Belgium 7, China 5, Denmark 12, French Polynesia 12, Germany 1, New Caledonia 3, Norway 1, NZ 1, Singapore 3, Spain 1, Sweden 6, Switzerland 5)
registered in other countries: 146 (Bahamas 19, Belgium 5, Bermuda 1, Canada 1, Cyprus 16, Egypt 1, Hong Kong 3, Indonesia 1, Italy 2, Luxembourg 16, Malta 13, Morocco 4, Netherlands 2, Norway 4, Panama 13, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2, Singapore 3, South Korea 1, Taiwan 1, UK 33, US 4, unknown 1) (2010)
[see also: Merchant marine country ranks ]

Ports and terminals:
Calais, Dunkerque, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes, Paris, Rouen


NOTE: The information regarding France on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of France Transportation 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about France Transportation 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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