Transport in Armenia

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This article considers transport in Armenia. For Soviet transportation, see Transport in the Soviet Union.

Railways[edit]

Total[edit]

825 km (513 mi) in common carrier service; does not include industrial lines

Broad gauge[edit]

825 km of 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) gauge (825 km electrified) (1995) There is no service south of Yerevan.

City with metro system: Yerevan

International Links[edit]

Most of the cross-border lines are currently closed due to political problems.[1]

Roadways[edit]

As of the end of 2010, nearly 450,000 automobiles are registered in Armenia.[2]

Total[edit]

7,700 km
country comparison to the world: 144

paved[edit]

7,700 km (including 1,561 km of expressways)

unpaved[edit]

0 km (2006 est.)

Pipelines[edit]

Natural gas 2,233 km (2008)

Ports and harbors[edit]

Cargo shipments to landlocked Armenia are routed through ports in Georgia and Turkey.

Airports[edit]

11 (2008) Only Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport and Gyumri's Shirak Airport are in use for commercial aviation.
country comparison to the world: 154

Airports - with paved runways[edit]

Total: 10

Over 3,047 m (9,900 feet): 2
1,524 to 2,437 m (7,920 feet): 2
914 to 1,523 m (4,950 feet): 4
Under 914 m: 2 (as of 2008)

Airports - with unpaved runways[edit]

Total: 1

1,524 to 2,437 m: 0
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 0 (as of 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armenia looks to the private sector". Railway Gazette International. January 2008. 
  2. ^ Armenia in 2010. A Year of Uncertainty (in English). Yerevan: The Civilitas Foundation. 2010. ISBN 978-99941-2-503-6. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2009 edition".