TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
Railroads: 6,028 kilometers total (94 percent standardgauge 1.435 meter and 6 percent 0.760 meter), of which about
5,388 kilometers state owned and 640 kilometers privately owned.
Highways: As of December 1992, 108,000 kilometers of
roads, of which about 1,800 kilometers major highways, 9,900
kilometers main roads, and 25,900 kilometers secondary roads.
Inland Waterways: More than 350 kilometers, carrying
approximately one-fifth of total trade. Danube River only
navigable waterway with barges carrying up to 1,800 tons;
important connection between North Sea, Germany, and Black Sea.
Ports: Vienna major river port.
Civil Airports: Fifty-five total; twenty with
permanent-surface runways. Main international airport at ViennaSchwechat , southeast of Vienna; international flights also from
Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz, and Salzburg.
Telecommunications: Highly developed and efficient
system with 4 million telephones, twenty-seven radio stations,
forty-seven television stations, and four satellite ground
Data as of December 1993