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General

As of 2008, railways extend for 2,298 km, linking port cities with Russia. More than 80% of railway use is for daily commuting. In 2006, there were 69,675 km of highways, all of which were paved.

Maritime ports include Riga and Ventspils. In 2008, the merchant fleet consisted of 22 ships. Ventspils is the terminus of the 750 km oil pipeline from Polotsk, Belarus.

In 2009, Latvia has an estimated 43 airports, 23 of which have paved runways. The principal airport at Riga has international air links to Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and New York, as well as direct flights to Austria, Germany, Israel, Russia, and Belarus. In 2001, 305,100 passengers were carried on scheduled domestic and international airline flights.

Overview

Airports :
43 (2009)

Airports - with paved runways :
total: 20
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 8 (2009)

Airports - with unpaved runways :
total: 23
under 914 m: 23 (2009)

Pipelines :
gas 948 km; refined products 415 km (2009)

Railways :
total: 2,298 km
broad gauge: 2,265 km 1.520-m gauge
narrow gauge: 33 km 0.750-m gauge (2008)

Roadways :
total: 69,675 km
paved: 69,675 km (2006)

Waterways :
300 km (2007)

Merchant marine :
total: 22
by type: cargo 8, chemical tanker 3, liquefied gas 2, passenger/cargo 5, petroleum tanker 2, roll on/roll off 2
foreign-owned: 2 (Estonia 2)
registered in other countries: 118 (Antigua and Barbuda 13, Belize 12, Cambodia 1, Cook Islands 1, Cyprus 1, Dominica 1, Jamaica 1, Liberia 21, Malta 19, Marshall Islands 16, Panama 8, Russia 2, Saint Kitts and Nevis 5, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 17) (2008)

Ports and terminals :
Riga, Ventspils