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Media > Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Telephone lines. Telephone lines are fixed telephone lines that connect a subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network and that have a port on a telephone exchange. Integrated services digital network channels ands fixed wireless subscribers are included. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Monaco 1,184.04 2012
2 Bermuda 1,064.72 2012
3 Cayman Islands 649.5 2012
4 Germany 619.12 2012
5 Hong Kong 609.64 2012
6 South Korea 601.94 2012
7 San Marino 598.46 2012
8 France 598.05 2012
9 Iceland 590.37 2012
10 Malta 549.13 2012
11 Switzerland 547.95 2012
12 Liechtenstein 545.61 2012
13 United Kingdom 522.08 2012
14 Canada 516.33 2012
15 Barbados 508.44 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 508.25 2012
16 Japan 503.86 2012
17 Luxembourg 501.84 2012
18 Andorra 497.7 2012
19 Faeroe Islands 484.79 2012
20 Greece 484.14 2012
21 Belarus 465.66 2012
22 Australia 461.61 2012
23 Israel 454.48 2012
24 Sweden 454.08 2012
25 European Union 449.05 2011
26 United States 442.8 2012
27 Ireland 437.53 2012
28 Denmark 434.9 2012
29 Portugal 432.99 2012
30 Northern Mariana Islands 431.48 2012
31 New Zealand 424.08 2012
Tourist destinations average (profile) 424.02 2012
32 Netherlands 422.6 2012
33 Aruba 419.99 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 417.77 2012
34 Spain 415.85 2012
35 Belgium 415.62 2012
36 Serbia 412.08 2012
37 Guam 411.52 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 404.73 2012
38 Slovenia 400.73 2012
39 Austria 394.92 2012
40 Antigua and Barbuda 392.95 2012
41 Croatia 384.34 2012
Europe average (profile) 378.42 2012
42 Iran 376.3 2012
European Union average (profile) 374.58 2012
43 Singapore 374.5 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 373.52 2012
44 Saint Kitts and Nevis 373.25 2012
45 The Bahamas 368.32 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 364.53 2012
46 Italy 355.49 2012
47 Palau 350.78 2012
48 Moldova 338.74 2012
49 Estonia 334.64 2012
50 Greenland 332.69 2012
51 Cyprus 330.56 2012
52 Seychelles 328.82 2012
53 New Caledonia 309.93 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 309.36 2012
54 Bulgaria 308.37 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 306.51 2012
55 Russia 298.9 2012
56 Uruguay 297.75 2012
57 Hungary 297.74 2012
58 Norway 292.02 2012
59 Macau 291.91 2012
60 Tonga 285.87 2012
61 Georgia 282.84 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 281.96 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 273.07 2012
62 Mauritius 270.32 2012
63 Grenada 270.19 2012
64 Ukraine 267.19 2012
65 Montenegro 262.45 2012
66 Kazakhstan 258.39 2012
67 Venezuela 255.33 2012
68 Latvia 247.35 2012
69 Argentina 243.31 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 241.73 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 236.98 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 230.31 2012
70 Bosnia and Herzegovina 229.12 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 227.61 2012
71 Lithuania 223.5 2012
72 Brazil 223.03 2012
73 Bahrain 220.05 2012
74 Romania 219.44 2012
75 Trinidad and Tobago 214.29 2012
76 United Arab Emirates 213.73 2012
77 Puerto Rico 212.77 2012
78 Costa Rica 211.76 2012
79 China 206.46 2012
80 Saint Lucia 203.69 2012
81 Dominica 203.38 2012
82 French Polynesia 200.87 2012
83 Czech Republic 199.72 2012
84 Lebanon 198.45 2012
85 Syria 197.48 2012
86 Armenia 196.77 2012
87 Guyana 193.88 2012
88 Republic of Macedonia 193.72 2012
89 Chile 187.56 2012
90 Turkey 187.3 2012
91 Azerbaijan 186.45 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 186.23 2012
92 American Samoa 181.4 2012
93 Slovakia 180.17 2012
94 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 177.18 2012
95 Brunei 172.07 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 170.35 2012
96 Saudi Arabia 169.75 2012
97 Sri Lanka 169.69 2012
98 Panama 168.34 2012
99 El Salvador 168.16 2012
100 Mexico 167.3 2012
101 Finland 164.38 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 163.1 2012
102 Qatar 159.47 2012
103 Poland 158.91 2012
104 Malaysia 156.94 2012
105 Kuwait 156.9 2012
106 Suriname 155.27 2012
107 Indonesia 153.86 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 153.69 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 153.45 2012
108 Ecuador 149.02 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 147.4 2012
109 Tuvalu 147.06 2012
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 143.12 2012
110 Cape Verde 142.03 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 137.66 2012
111 Libya 132.26 2012
112 Colombia 131.87 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 126.53 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 119.34 2012
113 Guatemala 115.62 2012
114 Vietnam 114.8 2012
115 Peru 114.16 2012
116 Turkmenistan 111.16 2012
117 Samoa 108.38 2005
118 Cuba 107.93 2012
119 Egypt 106.01 2012
120 Marshall Islands 105.81 2004
121 Dominican Republic 103.69 2012
122 Tunisia 102.58 2012
123 Fiji 101.08 2012
124 Morocco 100.83 2012
125 Albania 98.67 2012
126 Jamaica 97.51 2012
127 Thailand 95.7 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 93.5 2012
128 Oman 91.9 2012
129 Kiribati 89.3 2012
130 Kyrgyzstan 87.58 2012
131 Bolivia 83.9 2012
132 Algeria 83.21 2012
133 Federated States of Micronesia 81.24 2012
134 Botswana 80.09 2012
135 South Africa 78.75 2012
136 Belize 78.43 2012
137 Honduras 76.93 2012
138 Namibia 75.79 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 72.43 2012
139 Jordan 68.76 2012
140 Maldives 68.37 2012
141 Uzbekistan 65.94 2012
142 Mongolia 63.19 2012
143 Iraq 57.43 2012
144 Paraguay 56.23 2012
145 Nicaragua 53.41 2012
146 Tajikistan 49.07 2012
147 North Korea 47.65 2012
148 Yemen 46.28 2012
149 Sao Tome and Principe 42.53 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 41.12 2012
150 Philippines 40.73 2012
151 Swaziland 39.52 2012
152 Cambodia 39.32 2012
153 Bhutan 36.4 2012
154 The Gambia 35.84 2012
155 Cameroon 33.98 2012
156 Togo 33.87 2012
157 Comoros 33.45 2012
158 Pakistan 32.39 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 31.02 2012
159 Nepal 30.76 2012
160 India 25.13 2012
161 Senegal 24.64 2012
162 Vanuatu 23.46 2012
163 Zimbabwe 21.98 2012
164 Lesotho 21.01 2012
165 Djibouti 20.94 2012
166 Equatorial Guinea 20.19 2012
South Asia average (profile) 20.12 2012
167 Papua New Guinea 19.39 2012
168 Mauritania 17.14 2012
169 Laos 16.85 2012
170 Benin 15.59 2012
171 Solomon Islands 14.67 2012
172 Angola 14.55 2012
173 Malawi 14.29 2012
174 Cote d'Ivoire 13.51 2012
failed states average (profile) 13.11 2012
175 Sudan 11.42 2012
176 Ghana 11.23 2012
177 Burma 10.53 2012
178 Gabon 10.41 2012
179 Somalia 9.81 2012
180 Eritrea 9.8 2012
181 Ethiopia 8.69 2012
182 Uganda 8.67 2012
183 Burkina Faso 8.59 2012
184 Mali 7.54 2012
185 Madagascar 6.45 2012
186 Bangladesh 6.22 2012
187 Zambia 5.86 2012
188 Niger 5.86 2012
189 Kenya 5.83 2012
190 Haiti 4.91 2012
191 Rwanda 3.87 2012
192 Tanzania 3.69 2012
193 Mozambique 3.5 2012
194 Republic of the Congo 3.44 2012
195 Sierra Leone 3.01 2012
196 Guinea-Bissau 3.01 2012
197 East Timor 2.48 2012
198 Nigeria 2.48 2012
199 Chad 2.4 2012
200 Burundi 1.77 2012
201 Guinea 1.57 2012
202 Central African Republic 1.25 2012
203 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.886 2012
204 Afghanistan 0.453 2012
205 South Sudan 0.0138 2012
206 Liberia 0.00239 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Media > Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Media/Telecoms/Telephone-lines-per-1000

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Interesting observations about Media > Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000

  • Monaco ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Christian countries in 2012.
  • Canada ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Former British colonies in 2012.
  • Iran ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 2012.
  • Bermuda ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Hot countries in 2012.
  • Germany ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2012.
  • France ranked second for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Catholic countries in 2012.
  • Iraq ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Failed states in 2012.
  • South Korea ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2012.
  • Israel ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2012.
  • Seychelles ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012.
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