Transportation in Suriname: Wikis

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Primary road between Paramaribo and Brownsweg.

The South American country of Suriname has a number of forms of transport.

Contents

Railways

  • Railways, total: 166 km single track.
    • standard gauge: 80 km 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) gauge in West-Suriname, but not in use.
    • narrow gauge: 86 km 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) gauge from Onverdacht to Brownsberg, not in use.
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Rail links with adjacent countries

  • None

Highways

  • total: 4,530 km
  • paved: 1,178 km
  • unpaved: 3,352 km (1996 est.)

Driving is on the left, a practice inherited from the time when Suriname was a British colony.

Road links with adjacent countries

Waterways

1,200 km; most important means of transport; oceangoing vessels with drafts ranging up to 7 m can navigate many of the principal waterways.

Ports and harbours

Merchant marine

Airports

  • 46 (1999 est.)

Paved runways

  • total: 5
  • over 3,047 m: 1
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 1
  • under 914 m: 3 (1999 est.)

Unpaved runways

  • total: 41
  • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
  • 914 to 1,523 m: 5
  • under 914 m: 35 (1999 est.)

See also


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