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Last update on December 08, 2018

The facts on transportation in France.


Total: 475
Country comparison to the world: 16
Main airports: Biarritz, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille. Montpellier, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Paris – Orly, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg and Toulouse.


Total: 29,640 km
Country comparison to the world: 9
Standard gauge: 29,473 km; 1.435 m gauge (15,361 km electrified)
Narrow Gauge: 167 km; 1.000 m gauge (63 km electrified)
N.B. All railways are in Metropolitan France.


Total: 956,300 km of which 951,200 km are in Metropolitan France; includes 11,100 km of motorways in Metropolitan France.
Country comparison to the world: 8


Total: 8,501 km in Metropolitan France
Country comparison to the world: 16
Ports and terminals: Bordeaux, Boulogne, Brest, Caen, Calais, Cherbourg, Dieppe, Dunkerque, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes, Paris, Rouen.


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