Transport in Belarus


Transport in Belarus

Railways

Rail transport in Belarus is operated by Belarusskaja Železnaja Doroga (BŽD / БЕЛОРУССКАЯ ЖЕЛЕЗНАЯ ДОРОГА) [http://www.rw.by]
"total:"5,512 km
"broad gauge:"5,497 km 1.520-m gauge (874 km electrified)

City with underground railway system: Minsk, see Minsk Metro

Rail links with adjacent countries

* Poland - yes - break-of-gauge 1524mm/1435mm
* Lithuania - yes
* Latvia - yes
* Russia - yes
* Ukraine - yes

Highways

"total:"93,055 km
"paved:"93,055 km (2003)

Waterways

2,500 km (use limited by location on perimeter of country and by shallowness) (2003)

Pipelines

gas 5,223 km; oil 2,443 km; refined products 1,686 km (2004)

Ports and harbors

* Mazyr - on the river Pripyat

Airports

101 (2005):

* Minsk International Airport
* Minsk-1
* Gomel Airport

Airports - with paved runways

"total:"44
"over 3,047 m:"2
"2,438 to 3,047 m:"22
"1,524 to 2,437 m:"4
"914 to 1,524:"1
"under 914 m:"15 (2005)

Airports - with unpaved runways

"total:"57
"over 3,047 m:"2
"2,438 to 3,047 m:"1
"1,524 to 2,437 m:"5
"914 to 1,523 m:"7
"under 914 m:"42 (2005)

National air-carrier

*Belavia

References

*factbook 2006


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