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Economy, Transportation

Daule, Puerto Bolivar, Guayas, Pan-American Highway, Esmeraldas

The road system of Ecuador comprises 43,197 km (26,841 mi) of roads, of which only about one-sixth are paved. The Pan-American Highway runs through the country from north to south. The nationalized railroads transport freight and passengers over 960 km (600 mi) of track.

Ecuador has several seaports. Guayaquil, which is connected by air and rail to the major cities, and La Libertad are the main ports. Other ports include Esmeraldas, Manta, and Puerto Bolivar. Many rivers, including the Guayas, Daule, and Vinces, have been dredged and are now navigable. International airports are located near Quito and Guayaquil.



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Daule, Puerto Bolivar, Guayas, Pan-American Highway, Esmeraldas, Libertad, Guayaquil, Quito, International airports, Manta, rivers, major cities, passengers, rail, track, country

 
 

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