Transport in Brazil

Transportation in Brazil


= Railways =

"Main|Rail transport in Brazil"
*Total actual network: 27,882 km (1,122 km electrified - Excludes urban rail):Broad gauge: 4,057 km RailGauge|1.6 gauge:Narrow gauge: 23,489 km RailGauge|1 gauge:Dual gauge: 336 km 1000 mm and 1600 mm gauges (three rails) (1999 est.):Standard gauge: 10 km RailGauge|ussg gauge:


* Estrada de Ferro do Amapá in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest also used standard gauge.
* A 12km section of the former RailGauge|30 gauge Estrada de Ferro Oeste de Minas is retained as a heritage railway.

Cities with Metros

Amazon river

* Belém
* Manaus


=Paraguay River (international water way)=

Merchant marine


"total:"174 ships (GRT|1,000|first=yes or over) totaling GRT|3,964,808/DWT|6,403,284|metric|first=yes
"ships by type:" (1999 est.)

Airports

3,277 (1999 est.)

Most international flights must go to Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo or Galeão International Airport in Rio de Janeiro. Belo Horizonte is the main international airport outside Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. A few go to Brasilia, Recife, Natal, and just recently Fortaleza has accepted international flights. With South American integration, more airports can be expected to open to international flights.

Airports - with paved runways


"total:"541
"over 3,047 m:"5
"2,438 to 3,047 m:"20
"1,524 to 2,437 m:"138
"914 to 1,523 m:"346
"under 914 m:"32 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways


"total:"2,736
"1,524 to 2,437 m:"73
"914 to 1,523 m:"1,306
"under 914 m:"1,357 (1999 est.)

National airlines

*BRA Transportes Aéreos
*Gol Transportes Aéreos
*OceanAir
*Pantanal
*TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas)
*Varig
*Total Linhas Aéreas
*Air Minas
*Webjet

See also

* Rail transport by country

References


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