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Railways


total: 2,347 km
Russian gauge: 2,314 km 1,520 mm (4 ft 11+56 in) gauge (270 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 33 km 750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in) gauge (2002)

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Rail links with adjacent countries

Highways

It is mandatory to keep headlights on while driving, even in daylight; most cars commercially sold in Latvia are equipped to make this automatic.


total: 73,202 km
paved: 28,256 km
unpaved: 44,946 km (2000)

Waterways

300 km (perennially navigable)

Pipelines

crude oil 412 km; refined products 421 km; natural gas 1,097 km (2003)

Ports and harbors

Liepaja, Riga, Ventspils

Merchant marine


total: 11 ships (with a volume of 1,000 gross register tons (GRT) or over) totaling 53,153 GRT/37,414 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
note: includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Germany 1, Greece 1, Ukraine 1 (2002 est.)
ships by type: cargo ship 6, petroleum tanker 1, refrigerated cargo 2, roll-on/roll-off ship 1, short-sea/passenger 1

Airports

51 (2003)

Airports - with paved runways


total: 27
2,438 to 3,047 m: 7
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 16 (2003)

Airports - with unpaved runways


total: 24
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,523 to 2,438 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 20 (2003)

Major airports

External links


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