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Media > Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The total number of main telephone lines in use. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Monaco 974.83 2009
2 Bermuda 879.09 2009
3 San Marino 700.37 2009
4 Cayman Islands 700.14 2009
5 Malta 610.4 2009
6 Hong Kong 600.62 2009
7 Switzerland 600.48 2009
8 Germany 594.61 2009
9 Iceland 581.48 2009
10 Sweden 553.42 2009
11 Luxembourg 549.64 2009
12 Liechtenstein 546.71 2009
13 Canada 541.14 2009
14 Greece 525.58 2009
15 United Kingdom 519.6 2009
16 Slovenia 506.94 2009
17 Barbados 486.37 2009
18 Andorra 481.83 2009
19 European Union 478.81 2005
20 Ireland 466.48 2009
21 United States 459.63 2009
22 Northern Mariana Islands 454.07 2009
23 Netherlands 442.82 2009
24 Spain 436.89 2009
25 Israel 434.17 2009
26 Antigua and Barbuda 433.37 2009
27 New Zealand 433.29 2009
28 Croatia 419.73 2009
29 Belarus 417.48 2009
30 Australia 414.16 2009
31 Guam 412.93 2009
Tourist destinations average (profile) 412.83 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 402.38 2009
32 Saint Kitts and Nevis 396.28 2009
33 Norway 393.48 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 392.76 2009
34 South Korea 392.2 2009
35 Greenland 390.6 2009
36 Austria 388.87 2009
37 Portugal 380.81 2009
38 Aruba 377.64 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 374.53 2009
Europe average (profile) 374.45 2009
39 Denmark 373.34 2009
40 Singapore 371.32 2009
41 Estonia 367.69 2009
42 The Bahamas 363.9 2009
European Union average (profile) 360.95 2009
43 Italy 353.86 2009
44 Iran 350.87 2009
45 Palau 349 2009
46 Japan 347.79 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 345.26 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 331.9 2009
47 Costa Rica 324.46 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 321.6 2009
48 Moldova 319.44 2009
49 Macau 315.93 2010
50 Russia 315.71 2009
51 Hungary 306.21 2009
52 Tonga 299.35 2009
53 Mauritius 297.33 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 287.7 2009
54 Latvia 285.61 2009
55 Bulgaria 285.3 2009
56 Uruguay 283.71 2009
57 Ukraine 282.85 2009
58 Grenada 274.22 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 271.93 2009
59 New Caledonia 268.34 2009
60 Finland 267.85 2009
61 Bosnia and Herzegovina 259.14 2009
62 Seychelles 253.16 2009
63 Poland 250.47 2009
64 Romania 247.34 2009
65 Dominica 246.49 2009
66 Argentina 243.96 2009
Christian countries average (profile) 243.61 2009
67 Venezuela 240.25 2009
68 Trinidad and Tobago 238.03 2009
69 China 235.63 2009
70 Saint Lucia 234.02 2009
71 Kazakhstan 233.82 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 233.74 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 233.51 2009
72 Puerto Rico 232.62 2009
73 Turkey 232.09 2009
74 Lithuania 223.81 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 216.65 2009
75 Brazil 214.46 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 212.63 2009
76 Armenia 212.25 2009
77 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 210.53 2009
78 Chile 210.4 2009
79 French Polynesia 204.59 2009
80 Brunei 204.11 2009
81 Vietnam 202.58 2009
82 United Arab Emirates 202.25 2009
83 Bahrain 200.08 2009
84 Czech Republic 199.48 2009
85 Kuwait 194.2 2009
86 Slovakia 188.61 2009
87 American Samoa 184.91 2009
88 Libya 184.6 2009
89 Syria 184.06 2009
90 Qatar 182.41 2009
91 El Salvador 177.73 2009
92 Lebanon 176.6 2009
93 Tuvalu 173.33 2009
94 Samoa 172.71 2009
95 Sri Lanka 170.58 2010
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 168.11 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 167.41 2009
96 Mexico 166.85 2009
97 Guyana 166.44 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 165.77 2009
98 Colombia 163.75 2009
99 Suriname 160.91 2009
100 Fiji 160.47 2009
101 Maldives 156.14 2009
102 Azerbaijan 156.14 2009
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 156.07 2009
103 Saudi Arabia 155.66 2009
104 Malaysia 155.16 2009
Landlocked countries average (profile) 153.32 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 149.36 2009
105 Cape Verde 148.65 2009
106 Panama 148.54 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 148.02 2009
107 Indonesia 142.99 2009
108 Georgia 140.56 2009
109 Ecuador 135.81 2009
110 Egypt 134.33 2009
Hot countries average (profile) 122.76 2009
111 Tunisia 122.51 2009
112 Turks and Caicos Islands 122.33 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 121.49 2009
113 Albania 115.19 2009
114 Oman 112.68 2009
115 Morocco 112.42 2009
116 Jamaica 112.15 2009
117 Honduras 111.11 2009
118 Thailand 105.98 2009
119 Belize 103.65 2009
120 Cuba 103.47 2009
121 Peru 102.47 2009
122 Guatemala 101.01 2009
123 Dominican Republic 97.67 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 97.2 2009
124 Turkmenistan 96 2009
125 Kyrgyzstan 92.56 2009
126 South Africa 87.59 2009
127 Jordan 84.73 2009
128 Marshall Islands 84.06 2009
129 Federated States of Micronesia 83.67 2009
130 Bolivia 81.07 2009
131 Botswana 73.88 2009
132 Philippines 72.59 2010
South and Central Asia average (profile) 71.94 2009
133 Algeria 70.8 2009
134 Mongolia 70.69 2009
135 Uzbekistan 66.88 2009
136 Namibia 66.29 2009
137 Paraguay 61.02 2009
138 North Korea 48.67 2008
139 Sao Tome and Principe 45.02 2009
140 Yemen 44.85 2009
141 Nicaragua 44.4 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 44 2009
142 Kiribati 41.55 2009
143 Tajikistan 38.94 2009
144 Comoros 38.13 2009
145 Swaziland 37.49 2009
146 Bhutan 37.33 2009
147 Iraq 36.73 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 32.05 2009
148 Vanuatu 31.19 2009
149 Nepal 30.91 2009
150 The Gambia 30.09 2009
151 Zimbabwe 29.88 2009
152 India 29.67 2010
153 Togo 29.08 2009
154 Pakistan 23.86 2009
155 Senegal 22.15 2009
156 Mauritania 21.19 2009
157 Laos 21.09 2009
158 Djibouti 20.44 2009
159 Lesotho 20.1 2009
South Asia average (profile) 19.01 2009
160 Gabon 17.44 2009
161 Kenya 16.68 2009
162 Cameroon 16.11 2009
163 Angola 16.02 2009
164 Solomon Islands 15.92 2009
165 Burma 15.75 2009
166 Cote d'Ivoire 15.17 2009
167 Equatorial Guinea 14.77 2009
failed states average (profile) 13.76 2009
168 Benin 13.75 2009
169 Malawi 12.01 2009
170 Ghana 11.29 2009
171 Haiti 11.09 2009
172 Burkina Faso 11.06 2009
173 Ethiopia 10.79 2009
174 Somalia 10.66 2009
175 Sudan 10.63 2009
176 Bangladesh 10.18 2009
177 Nigeria 9.13 2009
178 Papua New Guinea 8.95 2009
179 Madagascar 8.84 2009
180 Eritrea 8.73 2009
181 Uganda 7.1 2009
182 Zambia 7.04 2009
183 Mali 5.97 2009
184 Sierra Leone 5.81 2009
185 Afghanistan 4.67 2009
186 Niger 4.25 2009
187 Tanzania 3.86 2010
188 Cambodia 3.83 2009
189 Burundi 3.53 2009
190 Mozambique 3.53 2009
191 Rwanda 3.18 2009
192 Guinea-Bissau 3.09 2009
193 Central African Republic 2.81 2009
194 East Timor 2.16 2009
195 Guinea 2.08 2009
196 Chad 1.14 2009
197 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.661 2009
198 Liberia 0.523 2009
199 Belgium 0.394 2009
200 France 0.000563 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Media > Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. 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/Telephones/Main-lines-in-use-per-1000

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