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Media > Telephone lines: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 340.81 million 2008
2 European Union 225.09 million 2008
3 United States 154.65 million 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 51.74 million 2008
4 Germany 51.4 million 2008
5 Japan 48.43 million 2008
6 Russia 44.9 million 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 43.2 million 2008
7 Brazil 41.14 million 2008
8 India 37.9 million 2008
9 France 35 million 2008
10 United Kingdom 33.21 million 2008
11 Indonesia 30.38 million 2008
12 Vietnam 29.59 million 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 24.93 million 2008
13 Italy 21.25 million 2008
14 Mexico 20.67 million 2008
15 Spain 20.2 million 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 18.51 million 2008
16 Canada 18.25 million 2008
17 Turkey 17.5 million 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.29 million 2008
18 Ukraine 13.18 million 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 10.47 million 2008
19 Argentina 9.74 million 2008
20 Poland 9.71 million 2008
21 Australia 9.37 million 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 9.34 million 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 8.94 million 2008
South Asia average (profile) 8.76 million 2008
European Union average (profile) 8.11 million 2008
22 Colombia 8.05 million 2008
Europe average (profile) 7.4 million 2008
23 Netherlands 7.32 million 2008
24 Thailand 7.02 million 2008
25 Venezuela 6.3 million 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 6.01 million 2008
26 Greece 5.98 million 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 5.48 million 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 5.38 million 2008
27 Sweden 5.32 million 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 5.26 million 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 5.2 million 2008
28 Romania 5.04 million 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 4.93 million 2008
29 Switzerland 4.83 million 2008
30 Belgium 4.46 million 2008
31 South Africa 4.42 million 2008
32 Pakistan 4.42 million 2008
33 Malaysia 4.29 million 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.2 million 2008
34 Portugal 4.11 million 2008
35 Saudi Arabia 4.1 million 2008
36 Philippines 4.08 million 2008
37 Belarus 3.72 million 2008
38 Syria 3.63 million 2008
39 Chile 3.53 million 2008
40 Kazakhstan 3.46 million 2008
41 Sri Lanka 3.45 million 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 3.35 million 2008
42 Algeria 3.31 million 2008
43 Austria 3.29 million 2008
44 Israel 3.22 million 2008
45 Hungary 3.09 million 2008
46 Serbia and Montenegro 3.08 million 2008
47 Morocco 2.99 million 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 2.93 million 2008
48 Peru 2.88 million 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 2.75 million 2008
49 Denmark 2.49 million 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 2.43 million 2008
Tourist destinations average (profile) 2.37 million 2008
50 Czech Republic 2.26 million 2008
51 Ireland 2.2 million 2008
52 Bulgaria 2.19 million 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 2.1 million 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.96 million 2008
53 Ecuador 1.9 million 2008
54 Norway 1.9 million 2008
55 Croatia 1.88 million 2008
56 Singapore 1.86 million 2008
57 Uzbekistan 1.85 million 2008
58 New Zealand 1.75 million 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.74 million 2008
59 Finland 1.65 million 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.65 million 2008
60 United Arab Emirates 1.51 million 2008
61 Guatemala 1.45 million 2008
62 Costa Rica 1.44 million 2008
63 Bangladesh 1.34 million 2008
64 Azerbaijan 1.31 million 2008
65 Nigeria 1.31 million 2008
66 Tunisia 1.24 million 2008
67 Moldova 1.11 million 2008
68 Cuba 1.1 million 2008
69 Slovakia 1.1 million 2008
70 Iraq 1.08 million 2008
71 El Salvador 1.08 million 2008
72 Puerto Rico 1.04 million 2008
73 Libya 1.03 million 2008
74 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.03 million 2008
75 Slovenia 1.01 million 2008
76 Dominican Republic 985,711 2008
77 Uruguay 959,286 2008
78 Ethiopia 897,287 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 844,863.77 2008
79 Honduras 825,769 2008
80 Burma 811,372 2008
81 Nepal 805,061 2008
82 Lithuania 784,935 2008
83 Lebanon 750,000 2008
84 Bolivia 690,000 2008
85 Latvia 644,000 2008
failed states average (profile) 633,601.15 2008
86 Armenia 626,000 2008
87 Georgia 618,028 2008
88 Kuwait 541,000 2008
89 Panama 523,999 2008
90 Jordan 518,990 2008
91 Estonia 498,129 2008
92 Kyrgyzstan 494,503 2008
93 Paraguay 491,000 2008
94 Turkmenistan 477,670 2008
95 Cyprus 388,747 2008
96 Sudan 366,200 2008
97 Mauritius 364,536 2008
98 Cote d'Ivoire 356,502 2008
99 Zimbabwe 348,000 2008
100 Albania 343,591 2008
101 Jamaica 316,591 2008
102 Nicaragua 312,000 2008
103 Trinidad and Tobago 307,000 2008
104 Tajikistan 286,940 2008
105 Oman 274,178 2008
106 Qatar 263,363 2008
107 Luxembourg 260,600 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 246,934.72 2008
108 Kenya 243,741 2008
109 Malta 241,115 2008
110 Senegal 237,752 2008
111 Bahrain 220,386 2008
112 Mongolia 200,494 2008
113 Cameroon 198,321 2008
114 Iceland 193,512 2008
115 Malawi 175,000 2008
116 Uganda 168,481 2008
117 Madagascar 164,851 2008
118 Benin 159,000 2008
119 Barbados 150,000 2008
120 Burkina Faso 144,000 2008
121 Ghana 143,900 2008
122 Botswana 142,282 2008
123 Togo 140,919 2008
124 Namibia 140,000 2008
125 The Bahamas 132,756 2008
126 Fiji 129,100 2008
127 Laos 127,799 2008
128 Guyana 125,000 2008
129 Tanzania 123,809 2008
130 Angola 114,296 2008
131 Haiti 108,000 2008
132 Afghanistan 101,124 2008
133 Somalia 100,000 2008
134 Zambia 90,600 2008
135 Netherlands Antilles 88,000 2008
136 Suriname 81,500 2008
137 Mali 81,076 2008
138 Mozambique 78,324 2008
139 Brunei 76,600 2008
140 Mauritania 76,354 2008
141 Virgin Islands 74,200 2008
142 Cape Verde 71,860 2008
143 Guam 65,500 2008
144 Lesotho 65,200 2008
145 Niger 64,738 2008
146 New Caledonia 63,006 2008
147 Papua New Guinea 60,000 2008
148 Bermuda 57,600 2008
149 The Gambia 48,868 2008
150 Maldives 46,925 2008
151 Swaziland 44,000 2008
152 Cambodia 43,100 2008
153 Saint Lucia 40,940 2008
154 Eritrea 40,415 2008
155 Aruba 38,461 2008
=156 Cayman Islands 38,000 2008
=156 Antigua and Barbuda 38,000 2008
158 Sierra Leone 31,500 2008
159 Belize 31,124 2008
160 Burundi 30,411 2008
161 Samoa 28,800 2008
162 Grenada 28,579 2008
163 Bhutan 27,475 2008
164 Gabon 26,500 2008
165 Tonga 25,536 2008
166 Northern Mariana Islands 24,700 2008
167 Comoros 23,300 2008
168 Greenland 22,818 2008
169 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22,777 2008
170 Seychelles 22,322 2008
171 Congo, Republic of the 22,200 2008
172 San Marino 21,300 2008
173 Guinea 21,000 2008
174 Saint Kitts and Nevis 20,400 2008
175 Liechtenstein 19,600 2008
176 Dominica 17,500 2008
177 Rwanda 16,770 2008
178 Djibouti 14,910 2008
179 Chad 13,000 2008
180 Central African Republic 12,000 2008
=181 Vanuatu 10,400 2008
=181 American Samoa 10,400 2008
=183 Equatorial Guinea 10,000 2008
=183 Mayotte 10,000 2008
185 Solomon Islands 8,000 2008
186 Sao Tome and Principe 7,700 2008
187 Palau 7,352 2008
188 Guinea-Bissau 4,647 2008
189 Marshall Islands 4,400 2008
190 Kiribati 4,000 2008
191 Liberia 2,000 2008

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"Countries Compared by Media > Telephone lines. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Media/Telephone-lines

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