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Media > Telephone mainlines > Per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Telephone mainlines are fixed telephone lines connecting a subscriber to the telephone exchange equipment. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Bermuda 892.43 per 1,000 people 2002
2 San Marino 741.21 per 1,000 people 2004
3 Sweden 716.97 per 1,000 people 2004
4 Switzerland 688.84 per 1,000 people 2005
5 Germany 667.47 per 1,000 people 2005
6 Iceland 653.25 per 1,000 people 2005
7 Virgin Islands 651.69 per 1,000 people 2004
8 Denmark 618.59 per 1,000 people 2005
9 United States 605.97 per 1,000 people 2004
10 France 586.47 per 1,000 people 2005
11 Liechtenstein 574.13 per 1,000 people 2005
12 Greece 567.67 per 1,000 people 2005
13 Canada 565.85 per 1,000 people 2005
14 Australia 563.73 per 1,000 people 2005
15 Cyprus 554.28 per 1,000 people 2005
16 Hong Kong 546.49 per 1,000 people 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 539.19 per 1,000 people 2005
17 Andorra 535.41 per 1,000 people 2005
18 Luxembourg 535.35 per 1,000 people 2005
19 Saint Kitts and Nevis 532.1 per 1,000 people 2004
20 United Kingdom 527.94 per 1,000 people 2005
21 Guam 506.5 per 1,000 people 2001
22 Malta 500.91 per 1,000 people 2005
23 Barbados 500.37 per 1,000 people 2005
24 South Korea 491.68 per 1,000 people 2005
25 Ireland 488.81 per 1,000 people 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 467.36 per 1,000 people 2005
26 Antigua and Barbuda 466.8 per 1,000 people 2004
27 Netherlands 465.69 per 1,000 people 2005
28 Netherlands Antilles 460.83 per 1,000 people 2001
29 Belgium 460.7 per 1,000 people 2004
30 Norway 460.49 per 1,000 people 2005
31 Japan 460.03 per 1,000 people 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 455.77 per 1,000 people 2005
32 Austria 450 per 1,000 people 2005
33 Greenland 447.53 per 1,000 people 2002
34 The Bahamas 439 per 1,000 people 2004
35 Italy 427.41 per 1,000 people 2005
36 Croatia 425.24 per 1,000 people 2005
37 Singapore 424.8 per 1,000 people 2005
European Union average (profile) 424.41 per 1,000 people 2005
38 Israel 424.1 per 1,000 people 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 423.18 per 1,000 people 2005
39 Spain 422.18 per 1,000 people 2005
40 New Zealand 421.82 per 1,000 people 2005
41 Faroe Islands 418.98 per 1,000 people 2003
Europe average (profile) 415.45 per 1,000 people 2004
42 Slovenia 408.08 per 1,000 people 2005
43 Finland 404.11 per 1,000 people 2005
44 Portugal 401.36 per 1,000 people 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 400.45 per 1,000 people 2005
45 Macau 378.97 per 1,000 people 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 372.72 per 1,000 people 2004
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 342.41 per 1,000 people 2004
46 Belarus 335.97 per 1,000 people 2005
47 Hungary 332.71 per 1,000 people 2005
48 Serbia and Montenegro 332.16 per 1,000 people 2004
49 Estonia 328.39 per 1,000 people 2005
50 Saint Lucia 321.25 per 1,000 people 2002
51 Costa Rica 320.88 per 1,000 people 2005
52 Bulgaria 320.86 per 1,000 people 2005
53 Latvia 317.76 per 1,000 people 2005
54 Czech Republic 314.38 per 1,000 people 2005
55 Grenada 309.28 per 1,000 people 2004
56 Poland 309.26 per 1,000 people 2005
57 Uruguay 304.32 per 1,000 people 2005
58 Dominica 293.31 per 1,000 people 2004
59 Mauritius 288.76 per 1,000 people 2005
60 Puerto Rico 285.46 per 1,000 people 2004
61 Russia 280.2 per 1,000 people 2005
62 Iran 278.17 per 1,000 people 2005
63 United Arab Emirates 272.85 per 1,000 people 2005
64 Bahrain 270.45 per 1,000 people 2005
65 China 268.63 per 1,000 people 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 264.88 per 1,000 people 2004
66 Turkey 263.35 per 1,000 people 2005
67 Ukraine 255.94 per 1,000 people 2004
68 Seychelles 253.32 per 1,000 people 2005
69 Qatar 252.68 per 1,000 people 2005
Christian countries average (profile) 252.63 per 1,000 people 2004
Catholic countries average (profile) 250.65 per 1,000 people 2004
70 Bosnia and Herzegovina 247.97 per 1,000 people 2005
71 Trinidad and Tobago 247.83 per 1,000 people 2005
72 Lebanon 246.84 per 1,000 people 2005
73 Moldova 239.74 per 1,000 people 2005
74 New Caledonia 235.88 per 1,000 people 2005
75 Lithuania 234.63 per 1,000 people 2005
76 Brazil 230.45 per 1,000 people 2004
77 Argentina 227.11 per 1,000 people 2005
78 Brunei 224.41 per 1,000 people 2005
79 Slovakia 222.21 per 1,000 people 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 219.28 per 1,000 people 2004
80 Chile 210.85 per 1,000 people 2005
81 French Polynesia 208.06 per 1,000 people 2005
82 Romania 202.96 per 1,000 people 2005
83 Kuwait 201.26 per 1,000 people 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 195.44 per 1,000 people 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 192.76 per 1,000 people 2005
84 Armenia 192.49 per 1,000 people 2004
85 Vietnam 190.66 per 1,000 people 2005
86 Mexico 189.27 per 1,000 people 2005
87 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 189.04 per 1,000 people 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 187.46 per 1,000 people 2004
88 American Samoa 181.65 per 1,000 people 2004
89 Suriname 180.43 per 1,000 people 2005
90 Malaysia 172.25 per 1,000 people 2005
91 Colombia 170.85 per 1,000 people 2005
92 Kazakhstan 166.52 per 1,000 people 2004
93 Saudi Arabia 164.37 per 1,000 people 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 164.31 per 1,000 people 2004
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 158.96 per 1,000 people 2003
Landlocked countries average (profile) 155.59 per 1,000 people 2003
OPEC countries average (profile) 155.32 per 1,000 people 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 153.68 per 1,000 people 2002
94 Syria 152.45 per 1,000 people 2005
95 Georgia 151.22 per 1,000 people 2004
96 Guyana 146.61 per 1,000 people 2005
97 El Salvador 141.18 per 1,000 people 2005
98 Cape Verde 140.91 per 1,000 people 2005
99 Egypt 140.43 per 1,000 people 2005
100 Panama 136.2 per 1,000 people 2005
101 Venezuela 135.66 per 1,000 people 2005
102 Libya 133.25 per 1,000 people 2003
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 130.56 per 1,000 people 2005
103 Azerbaijan 130.11 per 1,000 people 2005
104 Jamaica 128.84 per 1,000 people 2005
105 Ecuador 128.62 per 1,000 people 2005
106 Tunisia 125.38 per 1,000 people 2005
107 Fiji 122.38 per 1,000 people 2003
108 Jordan 120.57 per 1,000 people 2004
109 Belize 114.06 per 1,000 people 2005
110 Federated States of Micronesia 112.67 per 1,000 people 2005
111 Tonga 110.68 per 1,000 people 2002
Religious countries average (profile) 110.54 per 1,000 people 2003
112 Thailand 109.52 per 1,000 people 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 109.1 per 1,000 people 2003
113 Oman 103.33 per 1,000 people 2005
114 South Africa 100.86 per 1,000 people 2005
115 Guatemala 99.07 per 1,000 people 2005
116 Maldives 98.11 per 1,000 people 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 95.63 per 1,000 people 2004
117 Dominican Republic 94.64 per 1,000 people 2005
118 Albania 88.23 per 1,000 people 2004
119 Kyrgyzstan 85.19 per 1,000 people 2005
120 Peru 80.47 per 1,000 people 2005
121 Turkmenistan 80.06 per 1,000 people 2003
122 Algeria 78.29 per 1,000 people 2005
123 Marshall Islands 75.61 per 1,000 people 2003
124 Cuba 75.42 per 1,000 people 2005
125 Botswana 74.81 per 1,000 people 2005
126 Samoa 72.86 per 1,000 people 2003
127 Bolivia 70.39 per 1,000 people 2005
128 Honduras 68.62 per 1,000 people 2005
129 Uzbekistan 67.16 per 1,000 people 2003
130 Namibia 63.67 per 1,000 people 2004
131 Sri Lanka 63.39 per 1,000 people 2005
132 Mongolia 61.1 per 1,000 people 2005
133 Indonesia 57.91 per 1,000 people 2005
134 Paraguay 54.3 per 1,000 people 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 52.89 per 1,000 people 2003
135 Bhutan 51.35 per 1,000 people 2005
136 Kiribati 47.24 per 1,000 people 2002
137 Sao Tome and Principe 46.09 per 1,000 people 2004
138 India 45.45 per 1,000 people 2005
139 Morocco 44.49 per 1,000 people 2005
140 North Korea 44 per 1,000 people 2003
141 Nicaragua 42.89 per 1,000 people 2005
142 Iraq 40.76 per 1,000 people 2004
143 Philippines 40.54 per 1,000 people 2005
144 Yemen 39.26 per 1,000 people 2004
145 Tajikistan 38.37 per 1,000 people 2003
Former French colonies average (profile) 35.12 per 1,000 people 2004
146 Pakistan 33.88 per 1,000 people 2005
147 Vanuatu 32.6 per 1,000 people 2004
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 32.12 per 1,000 people 2004
148 Swaziland 30.98 per 1,000 people 2005
149 The Gambia 29 per 1,000 people 2005
South Asia average (profile) 28.31 per 1,000 people 2005
150 Gabon 28.27 per 1,000 people 2005
151 Comoros 28.21 per 1,000 people 2005
152 Lesotho 26.72 per 1,000 people 2005
153 Zimbabwe 25.21 per 1,000 people 2005
154 Senegal 22.87 per 1,000 people 2005
155 Equatorial Guinea 19.86 per 1,000 people 2005
156 Sudan 18.49 per 1,000 people 2005
157 Haiti 16.65 per 1,000 people 2004
158 Nepal 16.54 per 1,000 people 2005
failed states average (profile) 15.93 per 1,000 people 2004
159 Solomon Islands 15.5 per 1,000 people 2005
160 Ghana 14.54 per 1,000 people 2005
161 Cote d'Ivoire 14.43 per 1,000 people 2004
162 Djibouti 13.59 per 1,000 people 2005
163 Mauritania 13.36 per 1,000 people 2005
164 Laos 13.29 per 1,000 people 2005
165 Somalia 12.15 per 1,000 people 2005
166 Papua New Guinea 10.74 per 1,000 people 2004
167 Togo 9.54 per 1,000 people 2005
168 Burma 9.43 per 1,000 people 2005
169 Benin 9.04 per 1,000 people 2005
170 Nigeria 8.65 per 1,000 people 2005
171 Eritrea 8.57 per 1,000 people 2005
172 Ethiopia 8.57 per 1,000 people 2005
173 Kenya 8.22 per 1,000 people 2005
174 Zambia 8.11 per 1,000 people 2005
175 Malawi 7.97 per 1,000 people 2005
176 Bangladesh 7.54 per 1,000 people 2005
177 Burkina Faso 7.36 per 1,000 people 2005
178 Guinea-Bissau 7.07 per 1,000 people 2003
179 Cameroon 6.2 per 1,000 people 2004
180 Angola 5.91 per 1,000 people 2005
181 Mali 5.55 per 1,000 people 2005
182 Sierra Leone 4.91 per 1,000 people 2002
183 Tanzania 3.96 per 1,000 people 2004
184 Burundi 3.81 per 1,000 people 2004
185 Madagascar 3.6 per 1,000 people 2005
186 Mozambique 3.59 per 1,000 people 2004
187 Congo, Republic of the 3.56 per 1,000 people 2004
188 Uganda 3.5 per 1,000 people 2005
189 Afghanistan 3.34 per 1,000 people 2005
190 Guinea 2.97 per 1,000 people 2004
191 Cambodia 2.69 per 1,000 people 2003
192 Rwanda 2.59 per 1,000 people 2004
193 Central African Republic 2.48 per 1,000 people 2005
194 Liberia 2.15 per 1,000 people 2002
195 Niger 1.72 per 1,000 people 2005
196 Chad 1.38 per 1,000 people 2004
197 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.184 per 1,000 people 2005

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"Countries Compared by Media > Telephone mainlines > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Media/Telephone-mainlines/Per-capita

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