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Media > Telephones > Main lines in use: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The total number of main telephone lines in use.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 China 285.12 million 2011
2 European Union 238 million 2005
3 United States 146 million 2011
4 Japan 64.67 million 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 53.7 million 2011
5 Germany 51.8 million 2011
6 Russia 44.15 million 2011
7 Brazil 43.03 million 2011
8 France 39.88 million 2011
9 Indonesia 38.62 million 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 35.94 million 2011
10 United Kingdom 33.23 million 2011
11 India 32.69 million 2011
12 South Korea 29.47 million 2011
13 Iran 27.77 million 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 22.63 million 2011
14 Italy 22.12 million 2011
15 Spain 19.87 million 2011
16 Mexico 19.68 million 2011
17 Canada 18.2 million 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 17.66 million 2011
18 Taiwan 16.91 million 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 16.08 million 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 15.59 million 2011
19 Turkey 15.21 million 2011
20 Ukraine 12.68 million 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 11.38 million 2011
21 Australia 10.57 million 2011
22 Vietnam 10.18 million 2011
23 Argentina 10.14 million 2011
Western Europe average (profile) 9.8 million 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 9.32 million 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 9.23 million 2011
24 Egypt 8.71 million 2011
European Union average (profile) 8.14 million 2011
South Asia average (profile) 7.89 million 2011
25 Venezuela 7.33 million 2011
26 Netherlands 7.13 million 2011
27 Colombia 7.13 million 2011
28 Poland 6.85 million 2011
Europe average (profile) 6.81 million 2011
29 Thailand 6.66 million 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 5.81 million 2011
30 Greece 5.75 million 2011
31 Pakistan 5.72 million 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 5.49 million 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 5.39 million 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 5.25 million 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 5.16 million 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 5.01 million 2011
32 Romania 4.68 million 2011
33 Saudi Arabia 4.63 million 2011
34 Belgium 4.63 million 2011
35 Switzerland 4.61 million 2011
36 Sweden 4.6 million 2011
37 Portugal 4.53 million 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 4.48 million 2011
38 Syria 4.34 million 2011
39 Hong Kong 4.34 million 2011
40 Kazakhstan 4.27 million 2011
41 Malaysia 4.24 million 2011
42 Belarus 4.21 million 2011
43 South Africa 4.13 million 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 3.96 million 2011
44 Peru 3.69 million 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 3.62 million 2011
45 Sri Lanka 3.61 million 2011
46 Morocco 3.57 million 2011
47 Philippines 3.56 million 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 3.52 million 2011
48 Israel 3.5 million 2011
49 Austria 3.39 million 2011
50 Chile 3.37 million 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 3.14 million 2011
51 Serbia and Montenegro 3.11 million 2009
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 3.06 million 2010
52 Algeria 3.06 million 2011
53 Serbia 3.03 million 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 2.94 million 2010
54 Hungary 2.93 million 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 2.86 million 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 2.54 million 2011
55 Denmark 2.52 million 2011
56 Bulgaria 2.36 million 2011
57 Czech Republic 2.29 million 2011
58 Ecuador 2.21 million 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 2.18 million 2010
59 Ireland 2.05 million 2011
60 Singapore 2.02 million 2011
61 Uzbekistan 1.93 million 2011
62 New Zealand 1.88 million 2011
63 United Arab Emirates 1.82 million 2011
64 Iraq 1.79 million 2011
65 Croatia 1.76 million 2011
66 Azerbaijan 1.68 million 2011
67 Guatemala 1.63 million 2011
68 Norway 1.53 million 2011
69 Georgia 1.34 million 2011
70 Costa Rica 1.23 million 2011
71 Tunisia 1.22 million 2011
72 Cuba 1.19 million 2011
=73 Moldova 1.18 million 2011
=73 North Korea 1.18 million 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.1 million 2011
75 Finland 1.08 million 2011
76 Yemen 1.07 million 2011
77 Slovakia 1.06 million 2011
78 Dominican Republic 1.04 million 2011
79 El Salvador 1.03 million 2011
80 Libya 1,000,000 2011
81 Bangladesh 977,700 2011
82 Uruguay 964,900 2011
83 Bosnia and Herzegovina 955,900 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 926,365.85 2011
84 Lebanon 900,000 2011
85 Bolivia 879,000 2011
86 Slovenia 872,800 2011
87 Nepal 845,500 2011
88 Ethiopia 829,000 2011
89 Puerto Rico 826,100 2011
90 Lithuania 723,000 2011
91 Nigeria 719,400 2011
92 Cameroon 669,000 2011
93 Honduras 609,200 2011
94 Armenia 577,500 2011
failed states average (profile) 567,340 2010
95 Panama 560,200 2011
96 Turkmenistan 547,000 2011
97 Cambodia 530,000 2011
98 Burma 521,100 2011
99 Latvia 516,300 2011
100 Kuwait 514,700 2011
101 Kyrgyzstan 502,000 2011
102 Sudan 483,600 2011
103 Estonia 471,900 2011
104 Jordan 465,400 2011
105 Uganda 464,800 2011
106 Republic of Macedonia 422,100 2011
107 Cyprus 405,000 2011
108 Tajikistan 380,000 2011
109 Mauritius 374,600 2011
110 Paraguay 372,400 2011
111 Zimbabwe 356,000 2011
112 Senegal 346,400 2011
113 Albania 338,800 2011
=114 Gaza Strip 337,000 2010
=114 West Bank 337,000 2010
116 Qatar 306,700 2011
117 Angola 303,200 2011
118 Reunion 300,000 2001
119 Trinidad and Tobago 292,000 2011
=120 Oman 287,600 2011
=120 Nicaragua 287,600 2011
122 Ghana 284,700 2011
123 Kenya 283,500 2011
124 Luxembourg 279,100 2011
125 Bahrain 276,500 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 274,988.37 2011
126 Jamaica 272,100 2011
127 Cote d'Ivoire 268,200 2011
128 Togo 240,000 2011
129 Malta 232,300 2011
130 Guadeloupe 210,000 2001
131 Iceland 191,100 2011
132 Mongolia 187,600 2011
133 Malawi 173,500 2011
134 Martinique 172,000 2001
135 Montenegro 169,500 2010
136 Macau 165,500 2011
137 Tanzania 161,100 2011
138 Benin 152,700 2011
139 Guyana 152,600 2011
140 Botswana 149,600 2011
141 Burkina Faso 141,500 2011
142 Barbados 140,700 2011
143 Namibia 140,000 2011
144 Madagascar 138,100 2011
145 The Bahamas 133,000 2011
146 Papua New Guinea 130,000 2011
147 Fiji 129,800 2011
148 Laos 107,600 2011
149 Kosovo 106,300 2006
150 Mali 104,700 2011
151 Somalia 100,000 2010
152 Mozambique 88,100 2011
153 Niger 85,900 2011
154 Zambia 85,700 2011
155 Suriname 85,500 2011
156 Netherlands Antilles 81,000 2001
157 Brunei 79,800 2011
158 New Caledonia 76,200 2011
=159 Swaziland 75,800 2011
=159 Virgin Islands 75,800 2010
161 Cape Verde 74,500 2011
162 Jersey 73,800 2010
163 Mauritania 72,300 2011
164 Guam 65,500 2010
165 Eritrea 58,500 2011
166 Bermuda 57,800 2010
167 Democratic Republic of the Congo 57,000 2011
168 French Polynesia 55,000 2011
=169 Isle of Man 51,000 1999
=169 French Guiana 51,000 2001
171 The Gambia 50,400 2011
172 Haiti 50,000 2010
173 Guernsey 45,100 2010
174 Monaco 44,500 2011
175 Rwanda 38,900 2011
176 Lesotho 38,600 2011
177 Andorra 38,400 2011
178 Cayman Islands 37,200 2011
179 Saint Lucia 35,900 2011
180 Antigua and Barbuda 35,500 2011
181 Samoa 35,300 2010
182 Aruba 35,000 2010
183 Chad 31,200 2011
=184 Tonga 30,000 2011
=184 Burundi 30,000 2011
186 Belize 28,800 2011
187 Grenada 28,400 2010
188 Seychelles 27,900 2011
189 Bhutan 27,500 2011
190 British Virgin Islands 26,800 2010
191 Northern Mariana Islands 25,500 2010
192 Maldives 24,100 2011
193 Gibraltar 24,000 2010
194 Comoros 23,600 2011
195 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22,700 2011
196 Gabon 22,500 2011
197 Saint Kitts and Nevis 20,600 2010
198 Faroe Islands 20,200 2010
199 Greenland 19,900 2011
200 Liechtenstein 19,600 2011
201 San Marino 18,700 2011
202 Djibouti 18,400 2011
203 Guinea 18,000 2011
204 Dominica 15,500 2010
205 Congo, Republic of the 14,200 2011
206 Sierra Leone 14,000 2010
=207 Afghanistan 13,500 2011
=207 Equatorial Guinea 13,500 2010
209 American Samoa 10,400 2010
210 Mayotte 10,000 2009
=211 Federated States of Micronesia 8,500 2010
=211 Kiribati 8,500 2011
213 Solomon Islands 8,400 2011
214 Sao Tome and Principe 8,000 2011
215 Cook Islands 7,200 2010
216 Palau 6,900 2011
=217 Vanuatu 6,200 2011
=217 Anguilla 6,200 2011
219 Central African Republic 5,400 2011
220 Holy See (Vatican City) 5,120 2005
221 Guinea-Bissau 5,000 2010
222 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 4,800 2010
223 Marshall Islands 4,400 2010
224 Turks and Caicos Islands 3,700 2010
225 Liberia 3,200 2011
=226 East Timor 3,100 2011
=226 Wallis and Futuna 3,100 2010
=228 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 3,000 2011
=228 Saint Helena 3,000 2010
230 Montserrat 2,600 2010
231 Norfolk Island 2,532 2010
232 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 2,000 2010
233 Nauru 1,900 2009
234 Tuvalu 1,400 2011
235 Niue 1,200 2010
236 Tokelau 300 2010
237 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 287 1992
238 Pitcairn Islands 1 2004
239 Antarctica 0.0 2001

Citation

"Countries Compared by Media > Telephones > Main lines in use. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Media/Telephones/Main-lines-in-use

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