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Transport in Slovakia

Transport in Slovakia is possible by rail, road, air or rivers. Slovakia is a developed Central European country with a well-developed rail network (3,662 km) and a somewhat underdeveloped highway system (225.25 km). Main international airport is the M. R. Štefánik Airport in the capital, Bratislava. Most important waterway is the river Danube used both by passenger, cargo and freight ships.

Railways

  • total: 3,662 km
  • broad gauge: 99 km of 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) gauge - used for freight transport only, see Uzhhorod - Košice broad gauge track
  • standard gauge: 3,473 km of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge (1,588 km electrified; 1,011 km double track)
  • narrow gauge: 50 km (45 km of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge; 5 km of 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) gauge)

(2008)

Roads

  • total: 43,761 km
  • paved: 38,085 km (including 384 km of expressways)
  • unpaved: 5,676 km

(2008)

Highways

Waterways

  • 172 km on the Danube used both by passenger, cargo and freight ships of nearly all sizes.

Pipelines

Ports and harbors

Merchant marine

  • total: 11 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 217,819 GRT/309,049 tonnes deadweight (DWT)
  • ships by type: cargo 9, refrigerated cargo 2

(2010)

Airports

See:List of airports in Slovakia

total: 37 (2012)

Airports with paved runways

Length Amount
over 3,047 m 2
2,438 to 3,047 m 2
1,524 to 2,437 m 3
914 to 1,523 m 3
under 914 m 9
Total 19

(2012)

Airports with unpaved runways

total: 18

  • 914 to 1,523 m: 10
  • under 914 m: 8

(2002)

Heliports

total: 1 (2012)

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the CIA World Factbook.

External links

  • Highways in Slovakia


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