Transport in Ecuador
Transportation in Ecuador
359 (2006 est.)
Airports - with paved runways
- total: 98
- over 3,047 m: 3
- 2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
- 1,524 to 2,437 m: 19
- 914 to 1,523 m: 29
- under 914 m: 43
Airports – with unpaved runways
- total: 261
- 914 to 1,523 m:33
- under 914 m:228
- 2 (2010)
- total: 43,197 km
- paved: 6,467 km
- unpaved: 36,730 km (2004 est.)
The Sierra Region still plays an important role in transportation throughout the country. The Pan-American Highway crosses it from North to South. Ecuador has managed to update some roads into 4-lane freeways:
- Quito - Alpichacas. Length: 33 km.
- Guayaquil ring-road. Length: 46 km.
- Guayaquil - Taura. Length: 30 km.
- Guayaquil - Cerro Blanco. Length: 27 km.
- Machala - Pasaje. Length: 23 km.
Ports and harbors
- Norway 1,
- Paraguay 1
- Georgia 1
total: 812 km (single track)
narrow gauge: 812 km 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge
There is a proposed rail connection with Colombia. On 5 July 2008 a meeting took place between Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador regarding a railway for freight and passengers to link the three countries, and linking the Pacific with the Atlantic also. There is no railway service to Peru.
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