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Media > Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The total number of main telephone lines in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Holy See (Vatican City) 5,559.18 per 1,000 people 2005
2 Norfolk Island 1,375.34 per 1,000 people 2004
3 Monaco 1,046.15 per 1,000 people 2005
4 Bermuda 904.39 per 1,000 people 2006
5 Niue 839.05 per 1,000 people 2009
6 Jersey 798.92 per 1,000 people 2009
7 San Marino 734.27 per 1,000 people 2006
8 Guernsey 691.42 per 1,000 people 2005
9 Switzerland 661.84 per 1,000 people 2007
10 Virgin Islands 659.57 per 1,000 people 2005
11 Canada 645.03 per 1,000 people 2006
12 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 636.94 per 1,000 people 2009
13 Greenland 634.09 per 1,000 people 2006
14 Taiwan 626.15 per 1,000 people 2007
15 Iceland 618.35 per 1,000 people 2007
16 Sweden 609.67 per 1,000 people 2007
17 Germany 595.34 per 1,000 people 2009
18 France 586.47 per 1,000 people 2005
19 Greece 581.62 per 1,000 people 2007
20 Liechtenstein 575.54 per 1,000 people 2005
21 Hong Kong 555.12 per 1,000 people 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 554.36 per 1,000 people 2006
22 United Kingdom 554.2 per 1,000 people 2007
23 United States 541.94 per 1,000 people 2007
24 Saint Kitts and Nevis 532.1 per 1,000 people 2004
25 European Union 520.84 per 1,000 people 2005
26 Luxembourg 516.84 per 1,000 people 2007
27 Denmark 516.45 per 1,000 people 2007
28 Ireland 513.98 per 1,000 people 2007
29 Barbados 500.45 per 1,000 people 2005
30 Malta 492.93 per 1,000 people 2007
31 South Korea 487.41 per 1,000 people 2007
32 Australia 477.63 per 1,000 people 2007
33 Faroe Islands 476.19 per 1,000 people 2006
34 Netherlands Antilles 460.83 per 1,000 people 2001
High income OECD countries average (profile) 459.7 per 1,000 people 2007
35 Spain 459.43 per 1,000 people 2007
36 Italy 459.1 per 1,000 people 2006
37 Andorra 450.75 per 1,000 people 2009
38 Belgium 449.18 per 1,000 people 2007
39 Antigua and Barbuda 448.5 per 1,000 people 2006
40 Netherlands 442.59 per 1,000 people 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 436.05 per 1,000 people 2007
41 Israel 434.9 per 1,000 people 2009
42 The Bahamas 434.8 per 1,000 people 2007
Non-religious countries average (profile) 429.98 per 1,000 people 2005
43 Norway 429.57 per 1,000 people 2007
44 Slovenia 426.58 per 1,000 people 2007
Europe average (profile) 424.31 per 1,000 people 2005
European Union average (profile) 414.7 per 1,000 people 2007
45 New Zealand 414.5 per 1,000 people 2007
46 Austria 411.47 per 1,000 people 2007
47 Singapore 408.3 per 1,000 people 2007
48 Croatia 406.16 per 1,000 people 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 404.51 per 1,000 people 2007
49 Japan 402.03 per 1,000 people 2007
50 Guam 399.92 per 1,000 people 2003
51 Macau 389.54 per 1,000 people 2007
52 Portugal 388.9 per 1,000 people 2007
53 Aruba 382.41 per 1,000 people 2006
54 Belarus 377.59 per 1,000 people 2007
55 Estonia 376.55 per 1,000 people 2007
56 Iran 364.46 per 1,000 people 2007
57 Costa Rica 347.62 per 1,000 people 2007
58 Finland 332.16 per 1,000 people 2007
59 Hungary 326.53 per 1,000 people 2007
60 Saint Lucia 321.12 per 1,000 people 2002
61 Bulgaria 314.08 per 1,000 people 2007
62 United Arab Emirates 311.65 per 1,000 people 2007
63 Russia 308.36 per 1,000 people 2006
64 Trinidad and Tobago 306.45 per 1,000 people 2007
65 Serbia and Montenegro 294.87 per 1,000 people 2007
66 Dominica 293.82 per 1,000 people 2004
67 Mauritius 285.06 per 1,000 people 2006
68 Latvia 284.98 per 1,000 people 2007
69 Czech Republic 282.63 per 1,000 people 2006
70 Uruguay 278.91 per 1,000 people 2007
71 Ukraine 277.71 per 1,000 people 2007
72 Seychelles 277.18 per 1,000 people 2007
73 China 276.43 per 1,000 people 2007
74 New Caledonia 271.24 per 1,000 people 2007
75 Poland 268.34 per 1,000 people 2007
76 Puerto Rico 265.33 per 1,000 people 2005
77 Bahrain 262.57 per 1,000 people 2006
78 Qatar 261.68 per 1,000 people 2007
79 Turkey 258.76 per 1,000 people 2007
80 Grenada 256.13 per 1,000 people 2006
81 Moldova 249.97 per 1,000 people 2007
Catholic countries average (profile) 246.42 per 1,000 people 2005
82 Gaza Strip 236.37 per 1,000 people 2007
83 Argentina 235.72 per 1,000 people 2007
84 Bosnia and Herzegovina 233.95 per 1,000 people 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 227.4 per 1,000 people 2006
85 Lithuania 223.58 per 1,000 people 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 217.35 per 1,000 people 2007
86 Tokelau 216.76 per 1,000 people 2009
87 Kazakhstan 211.78 per 1,000 people 2007
88 Brunei 211.44 per 1,000 people 2007
89 Slovakia 211.29 per 1,000 people 2007
90 Chile 207.5 per 1,000 people 2007
91 Brazil 207.36 per 1,000 people 2007
92 French Polynesia 206.31 per 1,000 people 2006
93 Armenia 200.82 per 1,000 people 2006
94 Kuwait 198.89 per 1,000 people 2006
95 Venezuela 195.28 per 1,000 people 2007
96 Romania 193.03 per 1,000 people 2007
97 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 192.98 per 1,000 people 2007
98 American Samoa 182.46 per 1,000 people 2004
99 Mexico 181.73 per 1,000 people 2007
100 Suriname 180.48 per 1,000 people 2006
101 Tonga 179.61 per 1,000 people 2007
102 Colombia 178.82 per 1,000 people 2007
103 Syria 178.72 per 1,000 people 2007
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 178 per 1,000 people 2006
104 Malaysia 175.25 per 1,000 people 2007
105 Sri Lanka 170.45 per 1,000 people 2010
106 Lebanon 168.04 per 1,000 people 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 160.51 per 1,000 people 2006
107 El Salvador 155.44 per 1,000 people 2007
108 Azerbaijan 154.43 per 1,000 people 2007
Former British colonies average (profile) 153.71 per 1,000 people 2005
109 Panama 151.72 per 1,000 people 2007
110 Guyana 146.56 per 1,000 people 2005
111 Saudi Arabia 144.78 per 1,000 people 2007
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 143.83 per 1,000 people 2006
112 West Bank 140.9 per 1,000 people 2004
113 Egypt 139.78 per 1,000 people 2007
114 Cape Verde 138.14 per 1,000 people 2006
115 Ecuador 131.22 per 1,000 people 2007
116 Jamaica 128.39 per 1,000 people 2006
117 Vietnam 126.67 per 1,000 people 2007
118 Tunisia 123.88 per 1,000 people 2007
119 Fiji 118 per 1,000 people 2007
120 Georgia 117.09 per 1,000 people 2007
121 Albania 112.98 per 1,000 people 2005
122 Thailand 107.95 per 1,000 people 2007
123 South Africa 105.5 per 1,000 people 2007
124 Samoa 105.42 per 1,000 people 2005
125 Guatemala 105.02 per 1,000 people 2006
126 Turkmenistan 101.08 per 1,000 people 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 97.09 per 1,000 people 2005
127 Honduras 97.02 per 1,000 people 2006
128 Dominican Republic 96.84 per 1,000 people 2007
129 Jordan 96.73 per 1,000 people 2007
130 Belize 93.64 per 1,000 people 2009
131 Peru 93.22 per 1,000 people 2007
132 Algeria 92.04 per 1,000 people 2007
133 Cuba 91.54 per 1,000 people 2007
134 Kyrgyzstan 91.23 per 1,000 people 2007
135 Maldives 89.97 per 1,000 people 2007
136 Oman 83.65 per 1,000 people 2007
137 Libya 80.97 per 1,000 people 2006
138 Federated States of Micronesia 80.66 per 1,000 people 2007
139 Botswana 77.88 per 1,000 people 2006
140 Tuvalu 77.35 per 1,000 people 2005
141 Indonesia 75.96 per 1,000 people 2007
142 Bolivia 74.37 per 1,000 people 2007
143 Marshall Islands 73.51 per 1,000 people 2004
144 Philippines 72.15 per 1,000 people 2010
145 Morocco 70.92 per 1,000 people 2007
146 Uzbekistan 68.52 per 1,000 people 2005
147 Paraguay 68.05 per 1,000 people 2007
148 Namibia 67.2 per 1,000 people 2007
149 Mongolia 61.48 per 1,000 people 2006
150 Iraq 59.33 per 1,000 people 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 50.41 per 1,000 people 2005
151 North Korea 50.26 per 1,000 people 2008
152 Kiribati 47.52 per 1,000 people 2002
153 Nicaragua 47.22 per 1,000 people 2006
154 India 45.45 per 1,000 people 2005
155 The Gambia 45.25 per 1,000 people 2007
156 Yemen 44.33 per 1,000 people 2009
157 Tajikistan 42.78 per 1,000 people 2005
158 Vanuatu 41.52 per 1,000 people 2007
159 Cote d'Ivoire 40.52 per 1,000 people 2007
160 Swaziland 39.07 per 1,000 people 2006
161 Sao Tome and Principe 38.58 per 1,000 people 2007
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 33.57 per 1,000 people 2005
162 Pakistan 32.96 per 1,000 people 2006
163 Comoros 31.13 per 1,000 people 2006
164 Lesotho 29.68 per 1,000 people 2006
South Asia average (profile) 29.51 per 1,000 people 2005
165 Zimbabwe 27.98 per 1,000 people 2007
166 Nepal 26.52 per 1,000 people 2007
167 Pitcairn Islands 21.74 per 1,000 people 2004
168 Senegal 21.49 per 1,000 people 2007
169 Equatorial Guinea 19.86 per 1,000 people 2005
170 Gabon 18.21 per 1,000 people 2007
171 Haiti 17.35 per 1,000 people 2006
172 Kenya 17.2 per 1,000 people 2009
173 Ghana 16.42 per 1,000 people 2007
174 Solomon Islands 15.54 per 1,000 people 2006
175 Laos 14.54 per 1,000 people 2007
176 Benin 13.65 per 1,000 people 2007
177 Djibouti 13.62 per 1,000 people 2005
178 Togo 13.03 per 1,000 people 2006
179 Malawi 12.88 per 1,000 people 2007
180 Bhutan 12.84 per 1,000 people 2007
181 Nigeria 11.7 per 1,000 people 2007
182 Ethiopia 11.5 per 1,000 people 2007
183 Mauritania 11.07 per 1,000 people 2006
184 East Timor 11.06 per 1,000 people 2007
185 Somalia 10.97 per 1,000 people 2007
186 Papua New Guinea 10.35 per 1,000 people 2007
187 Burma 9.97 per 1,000 people 2005
188 Afghanistan 9.36 per 1,000 people 2005
189 Sudan 8.77 per 1,000 people 2007
190 Eritrea 8.26 per 1,000 people 2006
191 Zambia 8 per 1,000 people 2007
192 Bangladesh 7.89 per 1,000 people 2007
193 Cameroon 7.83 per 1,000 people 2006
194 Burkina Faso 6.98 per 1,000 people 2006
195 Madagascar 6.88 per 1,000 people 2007
196 Angola 5.99 per 1,000 people 2006
197 Mali 5.58 per 1,000 people 2009
198 Uganda 5.36 per 1,000 people 2007
199 Sierra Leone 4.91 per 1,000 people 2002
200 Burundi 4.47 per 1,000 people 2006
201 Tanzania 4.02 per 1,000 people 2010
202 Congo, Republic of the 3.98 per 1,000 people 2005
203 Mozambique 3.33 per 1,000 people 2006
204 Guinea-Bissau 3.12 per 1,000 people 2007
205 Central African Republic 2.93 per 1,000 people 2006
206 Guinea 2.92 per 1,000 people 2005
207 Cambodia 2.68 per 1,000 people 2007
208 Rwanda 2.33 per 1,000 people 2007
209 Liberia 2.15 per 1,000 people 2002
210 Niger 1.72 per 1,000 people 2005
211 Chad 1.3 per 1,000 people 2006
212 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.163 per 1,000 people 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Media > Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita. 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/Per-capita

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