Transport in Belarus

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M1 highway at Orsha
A ferry crossing the Daugava river in Vitebsk
The autobus station of Gomel

This article is about transport in Belarus. For Soviet transportation, see Transport in the Soviet Union.

Railways[edit]

Rail transport in Belarus is operated by Belarusskaya Chyhunka[1]
total: 5,512 km
country comparison to the world: 32
broad gauge: 5,497 km of 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) gauge (874 km electrified) (2006)

Highways[edit]

Main article: Roads in Belarus

The owners of highways may be the Republic of Belarus, its political subdivisions, legal and natural persons, who own roads, as well as legal entities, which roads are fixed on the basis of economic or operational management.

Republican state administration in the field of roads and road activity is the Department Belavtodor under the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus.

In total, in Belarus there are more than 93,000km of roads and 200km of departmental thousand (agriculture, industry, forestry, etc.), including 10 thousand miles in cities and towns. The density of paved roads has been relatively low - 337km to 1,000km² territory - for comparison, in European countries with well-developed road network, the figure is an average of 906km.

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

Waterways[edit]

2,500 km (use limited by location on perimeter of country and by shallowness) (2003)
country comparison to the world: 37

Pipelines[edit]

gas 5,250 km; oil 1,528 km; refined products 1,730 km (2008)

Ports and harbors[edit]

Airports[edit]

65 (2008):
country comparison to the world: 76

Airports - with paved runways[edit]

total: 35
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: 6 (2008)

Airports - with unpaved runways[edit]

total: 30
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 26 (2008)

Heliports[edit]

1 (2007)Heliports is where helicopter land.

National air-carrier[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2006 edition".

External links[edit]

Media related to Transport in Belarus at Wikimedia Commons