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Telephones - main lines in use

This page shows the value of the Telephones - main lines in use information field for all countries in the Country Guide.

Notes on this field are available at the Information Field Notes page.

Afghanistan

31,200 (1983); note - there were 21,000 main lines in use in Kabul in 1998

Albania

42,000 (1995)

Algeria

1.176 million (1995)

American Samoa

10,000 (1994)

Andorra

31,980 (1997)

Angola

60,000 (1995)

Anguilla

4,000 (1994)

Antarctica

0 (1997)

Antigua and Barbuda

20,000 (1994)

Argentina

7.5 million (1997)

Armenia

583,000 (1995)

Aruba

27,000 (1995)

Australia

92 million (1995)

Austria

3.726 million (plus 83,100 ISDN or Integrated Services Digital Network connections) (1997)

Azerbaijan

640,000 (1995)

Bahamas, The

77,000 (1994)

Bahrain

141,000 (1995)

Bangladesh

470,000 (1998)

Barbados

90,000 (1995)

Belarus

2.537 million (1997)

Belgium

4.632 million (1995)

Belize

29,600 (1996)

Benin

28,000 (1995)

Bermuda

48,000 (1995)

Bhutan

5,000 (1995)

Bolivia

368,874 (1996)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

238,000 (1995)

Botswana

78,000 (1998)

Brazil

19 million (1997)

British Indian Ocean Territory

NA

British Virgin Islands

9,000 (1994)

Brunei

68,000 (1995)

Bulgaria

3.186 million (1999)

Burkina Faso

30,000 (1995)

Burundi

17,000 (1995)

Cambodia

21,800 (mid-1998)

Cameroon

60,000 (1995)

Canada

18.5 million (1999)

Cape Verde

22,000 (1995)

Cayman Islands

19,000 (1995)

Central African Republic

8,000 (1995)

Chad

5,000 (1995)

Chile

2.603 million (1998)

China

110 million (1999 est.)

Christmas Island

NA

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

NA

Colombia

5,433,565 (December 1997)

Comoros

5,000 (1995)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

36,000 (1995)

Congo, Republic of the

21,000 (1995)

Cook Islands

4,180 (1994)

Costa Rica

451,000 (525,700 main lines installed) (yearend 1996)

Cote d'Ivoire

182,000 (1998)

Croatia

1.477 million (1997)

Cuba

353,000 (1995)

Cyprus

Greek Cypriot area: 405,000 (1998); Turkish Cypriot area: 70,845 (1996)

Czech Republic

3,741,492 (1998)

Denmark

3.203 million (1995)

Djibouti

8,000 (1995)

Dominica

18,000 (1995)

Dominican Republic

569,000 (1995)

Ecuador

748,000 (1995)

Egypt

3.168 million (1996)

El Salvador

380,000 (1998)

Equatorial Guinea

3,000 (1995)

Eritrea

23,578 (2000)

Estonia

476,078 (yearend 1998)

Ethiopia

365,000 (1999)

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

NA

Faroe Islands

22,000 (1995)

Fiji

65,000 (1995)

Finland

2.861 million (1997)

France

34.86 million (yearend 1998)

French Guiana

47,000 (1995)

French Polynesia

32,000 (1995)

Gabon

32,000 (1995)

Gambia, The

22,000 (1998)

Gaza Strip

95,729 (total for Gaza Strip and West Bank) (1997)

Georgia

554,000 (1995)

Germany

NA; 46.5 million main lines are installed (July 1999)

Ghana

200,000 (1998 est.)

Gibraltar

17,000 (1995)

Greece

5.431 million (1997)

Greenland

20,000 (1995)

Grenada

23,000 (1995)

Guadeloupe

159,000 (1995)

Guam

82,669 (1997)

Guatemala

342,000 (1996)

Guernsey

41,850 (1983)

Guinea

11,000 (1995)

Guinea-Bissau

13,120 (1995)

Guyana

45,000 (1995)

Haiti

60,000 (1995)

Holy See (Vatican City)

NA

Honduras

190,200 (1996)

Hong Kong

3.708 million (1998)

Hungary

1.893 million (1995)

Iceland

162,310 (1997)

India

18.95 million (1999)

Indonesia

3.291 million (1995)

Iran

7 million (1998 est.)

Iraq

675,000 (1995)

Ireland

1,642,541 (1999)

Israel

2.8 million (1999)

Italy

25 million (1998)

Jamaica

292,000 (1995)

Japan

60.3 million (1997)

Jersey

NA

Jordan

402,600 (1997)

Kazakhstan

1.963 million (1995)

Kenya

290,000 (1998)

Kiribati

2,600 (1995)

Korea, North

1.1 million (1995)

Korea, South

23.1 million (1998)

Kuwait

411,600 (1997)

Kyrgyzstan

357,000 (1995)

Laos

20,000 (1995)

Latvia

748,000 (1997)

Lebanon

330,000 (1995)

Lesotho

18,000 (1995)

Liberia

5,000 (1995)

Libya

318,000 (1995)

Liechtenstein

19,000 (1995)

Lithuania

1.048 million (1997)

Luxembourg

314,700 (1999)

Macau

222,500 (1997)

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

407,000 (1997)

Madagascar

33,000 (1995)

Malawi

34,000 (1995)

Malaysia

4.4 million (1998)

Maldives

21,000 (1999)

Mali

17,000 (1995)

Malta

171,000 (1995)

Man, Isle of

51,000 (1999)

Marshall Islands

3,000 (1994)

Martinique

155,000 (1994)

Mauritania

9,000 (1995)

Mauritius

148,000 (1995)

Mayotte

450 (1999)

Mexico

9.6 million (1998)

Micronesia, Federated States of

8,000 (1995)

Moldova

566,000 (1995)

Monaco

31,027 (1995)

Mongolia

93,800 (1998)

Montserrat

4,000 (1992)

Morocco

1.391 million (1998)

Mozambique

60,000 (1995)

Myanmar

158,000 (1995)

Namibia

100,848 (1997)

Nauru

2,000 (1994)

Nepal

236,816 (January 2000)

Netherlands

8.431 million (1996)

Netherlands Antilles

75,000 (1995)

New Caledonia

44,000 (1995)

New Zealand

1.719 million (1995)

Nicaragua

140,000 (1996)

Niger

13,000 (1995)

Nigeria

405,000 (1995)

Niue

376 (1991)

Norfolk Island

1,087 (1983)

Northern Mariana Islands

15,000 (1995)

Norway

2,325,010 (1997)

Oman

300,000 (1999)

Pakistan

2.861 million (March 1999)

Palau

1,500 (1988)

Panama

325,300 (1998)

Papua New Guinea

44,000 (1995)

Paraguay

167,000 (1995)

Peru

1.509 million (1998)

Philippines

1.9 million (1997)

Pitcairn Islands

1 (there are 17 telephones on one party line) (1997)

Poland

8.07 million (1998)

Portugal

3.724 million (1996)

Puerto Rico

1.196 million (1995)

Qatar

146,980 (1995)

Reunion

236,500 (1997)

Romania

3.84 million (1999)

Russia

25.019 million (1995)

Rwanda

15,000 (1995)

Saint Helena

2,000 (1994)

Saint Kitts and Nevis

14,000 (1995)

Saint Lucia

31,000 (1995)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

4,000 (1994)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

20,500 (1998)

Samoa

8,000 (1994)

San Marino

18,000 (1998)

Sao Tome and Principe

3,000 (1995)

Saudi Arabia

3.1 million (1998)

Senegal

82,000 (1995)

Serbia and Montenegro

2.017 million (1995)

Seychelles

17,844 (1997)

Sierra Leone

17,000 (1995)

Singapore

54.6 million (including 46.62 million that serve facsimile machines, computers, and other communication devices) (1998)

Slovakia

1.557 million (1998)

Slovenia

700,000 (1997)

Solomon Islands

7,000 (1995)

Somalia

NA

South Africa

5.075 million (1999)

Spain

17.336 million (1999)

Sri Lanka

494,509 (1998)

Sudan

75,000 (1995)

Suriname

56,844 (1996)

Svalbard

NA

Swaziland

20,000 (1996)

Sweden

6.017 million (December 1998)

Switzerland

4.82 million (1998)

Syria

930,000 (1995)

Taiwan

12 million (October 1999)

Tajikistan

263,000 (1995)

Tanzania

127,000 (1998)

Thailand

5.4 million (1998)

Togo

22,000 (1995)

Tokelau

NA

Tonga

7,000 (1995)

Trinidad and Tobago

209,000 (1995)

Tunisia

628,000 (1997)

Turkey

17.244 million (1998)

Turkmenistan

320,000 (1995)

Turks and Caicos Islands

3,000 (1994)

Tuvalu

400 (1994)

Uganda

54,074 (1998)

Ukraine

9.45 million (April 1999)

United Arab Emirates

915,223 (1998)

United Kingdom

29.41 million (1995)

United States

178 million (1999)

Uruguay

622,000 (1995)

Uzbekistan

1.976 million (1999)

Vanuatu

2,500 (1995)

Venezuela

2.6 million (1998)

Vietnam

775,000 (1995)

Virgin Islands

58,000 (1995)

Wallis and Futuna

1,125 (1994)

West Bank

95,729 (total for West Bank and Gaza Strip) (1997)

Western Sahara

about 2,000 (1999 est.)

World

NA

Yemen

188,000 (1998)

Zambia

77,935 (in addition there are about 40,000 fixed telephones in wireless local loop connections) (1997)

Zimbabwe

212,000 (in addition there are about 20,000 fixed telephones in wireless local loop connections) (1997)
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