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Media > Telephone mainlines per 1000: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Telephone mainlines are fixed telephone lines connecting a subscriber to the telephone exchange equipment. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Bermuda 890.13 2002
2 Cayman Islands 877.25 2001
3 Sweden 716.85 2004
4 San Marino 708.57 2004
5 Switzerland 688.84 2005
6 Germany 667.47 2005
7 Iceland 653.29 2005
8 Denmark 618.2 2005
9 United States 607.73 2004
10 Liechtenstein 574.29 2005
11 Greece 567.67 2005
12 Canada 565.62 2005
13 France 565.09 2005
14 Australia 561.91 2005
15 Hong Kong 556.95 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 535.6 2005
16 United Kingdom 527.96 2005
17 Luxembourg 525.63 2005
18 Saint Kitts and Nevis 516.3 2004
19 Guam 511.45 2001
20 Malta 500.49 2005
21 South Korea 493.27 2005
22 Barbados 493.03 2005
23 Ireland 488.71 2005
Tourist destinations average (profile) 471.45 2001
High income OECD countries average (profile) 466.06 2005
24 Netherlands 465.69 2005
25 Antigua and Barbuda 465.01 2004
26 Belgium 460.7 2004
27 Norway 460.49 2005
28 Japan 460.03 2005
29 Austria 450.3 2005
30 Greenland 447.46 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 445.25 2005
31 Andorra 436.38 2005
32 The Bahamas 434.04 2004
33 Singapore 432.37 2005
34 Italy 427.41 2005
35 Croatia 425.37 2005
36 Israel 423.7 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 422.59 2005
37 Spain 422.18 2005
38 New Zealand 418.25 2005
European Union average (profile) 417.52 2005
Europe average (profile) 409.67 2004
39 Slovenia 408.09 2005
40 Cyprus 406.77 2005
41 Finland 404.11 2005
42 Portugal 401.36 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 400.93 2005
43 Aruba 399.72 2001
44 Macau 372.51 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 370.58 2004
45 Belarus 339.88 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 339.42 2004
46 Hungary 332.71 2005
47 Estonia 328.39 2005
48 Costa Rica 321.4 2005
49 Bulgaria 320.87 2005
50 Saint Lucia 319.07 2002
51 Grenada 318.59 2004
52 Latvia 317.76 2005
53 Czech Republic 314.32 2005
54 Poland 309.26 2005
55 Northern Mariana Islands 306.72 2000
56 Uruguay 302.54 2005
57 United Arab Emirates 298.12 2005
58 Dominica 298.09 2004
59 Puerto Rico 290.55 2004
60 Mauritius 288.76 2005
61 Turkey 280.15 2005
62 Russia 280.13 2005
63 Iran 270.63 2005
64 China 268.79 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 266.54 2004
65 Moldova 258.51 2005
66 Seychelles 258.19 2005
67 Ukraine 255.88 2004
68 Qatar 250.12 2005
Christian countries average (profile) 249.75 2004
69 Bosnia and Herzegovina 249.72 2005
70 Trinidad and Tobago 249.42 2005
71 Lebanon 248.32 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 246.53 2004
72 New Caledonia 235.97 2005
73 Lithuania 234.63 2005
74 Brazil 230.32 2004
75 Brunei 228.08 2005
76 Argentina 227.7 2005
77 Bahrain 223.43 2005
78 Kuwait 222.22 2005
79 Slovakia 222.21 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 221.73 2004
80 Chile 210.3 2005
81 French Polynesia 209.46 2005
82 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 206.94 2005
83 Romania 202.96 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 195.09 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 192.78 2005
84 Armenia 192.52 2004
85 Vietnam 192.31 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 189.03 2004
86 Colombia 177.82 2005
87 Mexico 176.21 2005
88 American Samoa 174.72 2004
89 Malaysia 168.94 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 167.72 2004
90 Kazakhstan 166.52 2004
91 Suriname 162.27 2005
92 El Salvador 159.98 2005
93 Syria 159.8 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 158.67 2003
94 Georgia 158.22 2004
OPEC countries average (profile) 157.79 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 154.07 2002
Landlocked countries average (profile) 153.94 2003
95 Saudi Arabia 153.91 2005
96 Cape Verde 149.19 2005
97 Egypt 144.84 2005
98 Guyana 144.76 2005
99 Libya 138.31 2003
100 Venezuela 134.91 2005
101 Panama 130.76 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 130.36 2005
102 Azerbaijan 130.05 2005
103 Jamaica 129.04 2005
104 Tunisia 125.38 2005
105 Fiji 124.84 2003
106 Ecuador 123.5 2005
107 Belize 122.4 2005
108 Jordan 120.57 2004
109 Federated States of Micronesia 117.22 2005
110 Tonga 113.05 2002
Religious countries average (profile) 111.74 2003
Hot countries average (profile) 109.96 2003
111 Maldives 108.53 2005
112 Thailand 107.3 2005
113 Oman 105.16 2005
114 South Africa 100.19 2005
115 Guatemala 98.44 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 97.79 2004
116 Dominican Republic 95.92 2005
117 Marshall Islands 85.6 2003
118 Albania 85.37 2004
119 Kyrgyzstan 84.87 2005
120 Peru 81.18 2005
121 Turkmenistan 80.92 2003
122 Algeria 75.73 2005
123 Cuba 75.27 2005
124 Samoa 74.78 2003
125 Honduras 71.66 2005
126 Botswana 70.39 2005
127 Bolivia 69.09 2005
128 Uzbekistan 67.16 2003
129 Namibia 63.86 2004
130 Sri Lanka 63.33 2005
131 Mongolia 61.76 2005
132 Indonesia 56.9 2005
133 Paraguay 54.25 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 53.46 2003
134 Kiribati 52.15 2002
135 Bhutan 50.29 2005
136 Sao Tome and Principe 46.74 2004
137 Morocco 44.52 2005
138 India 44.14 2005
139 North Korea 41.79 2003
140 Yemen 40.69 2004
141 Nicaragua 40.49 2005
142 Philippines 39.24 2005
143 Iraq 38.77 2004
144 Tajikistan 37.55 2003
Former French colonies average (profile) 35.61 2004
145 Pakistan 33.41 2005
146 Vanuatu 33.11 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 32.35 2004
147 Swaziland 31.72 2005
148 The Gambia 30.63 2005
149 Gabon 28.36 2005
150 Comoros 28.2 2005
South Asia average (profile) 27.87 2005
151 Zimbabwe 25.81 2005
152 Lesotho 24.91 2005
153 Senegal 23.66 2005
154 Sudan 21.21 2005
155 Nepal 17.74 2005
156 Equatorial Guinea 16.57 2005
failed states average (profile) 16.14 2004
157 Solomon Islands 15.78 2005
158 Haiti 15.33 2004
159 Cote d'Ivoire 15.04 2004
160 Ghana 15.04 2005
161 Djibouti 13.88 2005
162 Mauritania 13.03 2005
163 Laos 13 2005
164 Somalia 11.81 2005
165 Togo 10.58 2005
166 Papua New Guinea 10.42 2004
167 Burma 9.49 2005
168 Benin 9.32 2005
169 Nigeria 8.76 2005
170 Zambia 8.25 2005
171 Ethiopia 8.01 2005
172 Malawi 7.95 2005
173 Kenya 7.87 2005
174 Eritrea 7.77 2005
175 Guinea-Bissau 7.76 2003
176 Bangladesh 7.48 2005
177 Burkina Faso 7.26 2005
178 Mali 6.28 2005
179 Angola 5.7 2005
180 Cameroon 5.63 2004
181 Sierra Leone 5.34 2002
182 Afghanistan 4.02 2005
183 Tanzania 3.93 2004
184 Burundi 3.69 2004
185 Madagascar 3.66 2005
186 Uganda 3.51 2005
187 Mozambique 3.41 2004
188 Cambodia 2.81 2003
189 Guinea 2.79 2004
190 Central African Republic 2.52 2005
191 Rwanda 2.48 2004
192 Liberia 2.25 2002
193 Niger 1.82 2005
194 Chad 1.35 2004
195 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.196 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Media > Telephone mainlines per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. 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/Telephone-mainlines-per-1000

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