Transport in Ecuador
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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.
This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html.
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