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Telephones—main lines in use
 
 
CountryTelephones—main lines in use
Afghanistan280,000 (2005)
Albania353,600 (2005)
Algeria2.841 million (2006)
American Samoa10,400 (2004)
Andorra35,400 (2005)
Angola98,200 (2006)
Anguilla6,200 (2002)
Antarctica0; note - information for US bases only (2001)
Antigua and Barbuda40,000 (2006)
Argentina9.46 million (2006)
Armenia594,400 (2005)
Aruba38,300 (2005)
Australia9.94 million (2006)
Austria3.564 million (2006)
Azerbaijan1.189 million (2006)
Bahamas, The133,100 (2005)
Bahrain193,300 (2006)
Bangladesh1.134 million (2006)
Barbados134,900 (2005)
Belarus3.368 million (2006)
Belgium4.719 million (2006)
Belize33,900 (2006)
Benin77,300 (2006)
Bermuda57,700 (2006)
Bhutan31,500 (2006)
Bolivia646,300 (2005)
Bosnia and Herzegovina989,000 (2006)
Botswana136,900 (2006)
Brazil38.8 million (2006)
British Indian Ocean TerritoryNA
British Virgin Islands11,700 (2002)
Brunei80,200 (2006)
Bulgaria2.399 million (2006)
Burkina Faso94,800 (2006)
Burma503,900 (2005)
Burundi31,100 (2005)
Cambodia32,800 (2006)
Cameroon100,300 (2005)
Canada20.78 million (2005)
Cape Verde71,600 (2006)
Cayman Islands38,000 (2002)
Central African Republic10,000 (2005)
Chad13,000 (2006)
Chile3.326 million (2006)
China368 million (2006)
Christmas IslandNA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands287 (1992)
Colombia7.865 million (2006)
Comoros16,900 (2005)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the9,700 (2006)
Congo, Republic of the15,900 (2005)
Cook Islands6,200 (2002)
Costa Rica1.351 million (2006)
Cote d'Ivoire260,900 (2006)
Croatia1.832 million (2006)
Cuba972,900 (2006)
Cyprusarea under government control: 408,300 (2006); area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 86,228 (2002)
Czech Republic3,217,300 (2005)
Denmark3.098 million (2006)
Djibouti10,800 (2005)
Dominica21,000 (2004)
Dominican Republic897,000 (2006)
Ecuador1.754 million (2006)
Egypt10.808 million (2006)
El Salvador1.037 million (2006)
Equatorial Guinea10,000 (2005)
Eritrea37,700 (2006)
Estonia541,900 (2006)
Ethiopia725,000 (2006)
European Union238 million (2005)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)2,400 (2002)
Faroe Islands23,000 (2006)
Fiji112,500 (2005)
Finland1.92 million (2006)
France34.63 million; 33,897,000 (metropolitan France) (2006)
French Polynesia53,600 (2006)
Gabon36,500 (2006)
Gambia, The52,900 (2006)
Gaza Strip349,000 (includes West Bank) (2005)
Georgia544,000 (2007)
Germany54.2 million (2006)
Ghana356,400 (2006)
Gibraltar24,512 (2002)
Greece6.185 million (2006)
Greenland25,300 (2002)
Grenada27,700 (2006)
Guam80,000 (2001)
Guatemala1.355 million (2006)
Guernsey45,100 (2005)
Guinea26,300 (2005)
Guinea-Bissau10,200 (2005)
Guyana110,100 (2005)
Haiti145,300 (2005)
Holy See (Vatican City)5,120 (2005)
Honduras708,400 (2006)
Hong Kong3.87 million (2007)
Hungary3.35 million (2006)
Iceland193,700 (2006)
India49.75 million (2005)
Indonesia14.821 million (2006)
Iran21.981 million (2006)
Iraq1.547 million (2005)
Ireland2.097 million (2006)
Isle of Man51,000 (1999)
Israel3.005 million (2006)
Italy25.049 million (2005)
Jamaica319,000 (2005)
Japan55.155 million (2006)
Jersey73,900 (2001)
Jordan614,000 (2006)
Kazakhstan2.928 million (2006)
Kenya293,400 (2006)
Kiribati4,500 (2002)
Korea, North980,000 (2003)
Korea, South26.866 million (2006)
Kosovo106,300 (2006)
Kuwait510,300 (2005)
Kyrgyzstan440,400 (2005)
Laos90,067 (2006)
Latvia657,400 (2006)
Lebanon681,400 (2006)
Lesotho48,000 (2005)
Liberia6,900 (2002)
Libya483,000 (2006)
Liechtenstein20,000 (2005)
Lithuania792,400 (2006)
Luxembourg246,700 (2006)
Macau178,013 (2007)
Macedonia490,900 (2006)
Madagascar129,800 (2006)
Malawi102,700 (2005)
Malaysia4.342 million (2006)
Maldives32,500 (2006)
Mali82,500 (2006)
Malta202,300 (2006)
Marshall Islands4,500 (2004)
Mauritania34,900 (2006)
Mauritius357,300 (2006)
Mayotte10,000 (2002)
Mexico19.861 million (2006)
Micronesia, Federated States of12,400 (2005)
Moldova1.018 million (2006)
Monaco34,000 (2005)
Mongolia158,900 (2006)
Montenegro353,300 (2006)
MontserratNA
Morocco1.266 million (2006)
Mozambique67,000 (2006)
Namibia138,900 (2005)
Nauru1,900 (2002)
Nepal595,800 (2006)
Netherlands7.6 million (2005)
Netherlands Antilles81,000 (2001)
New Caledonia55,300 (2005)
New Zealand1.729 million (2005)
Nicaragua247,900 (2006)
Niger24,000 (2005)
Nigeria1.688 million (2006)
Niue1,100 (2002 est.)
Norfolk Island2,532; note - a mix of analog (2500) and digital (32) circuits (2004)
Northern Mariana Islands21,000 (2000)
Norway2.055 million (2006)
Oman278,300 (2006)
Pakistan5.24 million (2006)
Palau6,700 (2002)
Panama432,900 (2006)
Papua New Guinea63,700 (2005)
Paraguay331,100 (2006)
Peru2.332 million (2006)
Philippines3.633 million (2006)
Pitcairn Islands1 (there are 17 telephones on one party line); (2004)
Poland11.475 million (2006)
Portugal4.231 million (2006)
Puerto Rico1.038 million (2005)
Qatar228,300 (2006)
Romania4.231 million (2006)
Russia40.1 million (2005)
Rwanda22,000 (2005)
Saint Helena2,200 (2002)
Saint Kitts and Nevis25,000 (2004)
Saint Lucia51,100 (2002)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon4,800 (2002)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines22,600 (2006)
Samoa19,500 (2005)
San Marino21,000 (2006)
Sao Tome and Principe7,100 (2005)
Saudi Arabia4.5 million (2006)
Senegal282,600 (2006)
Serbia2.719 million (2006)
Seychelles20,700 (2006)
Sierra Leone24,000 (2002)
Singapore1.854 million (2006)
Slovakia1.167 million (2006)
Slovenia837,500 (2006)
Solomon Islands7,400 (2005)
Somalia100,000 (2005)
South Africa4.729 million (2005)
Spain18.385 million (2006)
Sri Lanka2.742 million (2007)
Sudan636,900 (2006)
Suriname81,500 (2006)
SvalbardNA
Swaziland44,000 (2006)
Sweden6.379 million (2005)
Switzerland5.04 million (2006)
Syria3.243 million (2006)
Taiwan14.497 million (2006)
Tajikistan280,200 (2005)
Tanzania169,135 (2007)
Thailand7.073 million (2006)
Timor-Leste2,500 (2006)
Togo82,100 (2006)
Tokelau300 (2002)
Tonga13,700 (2005)
Trinidad and Tobago325,500 (2006)
Tunisia1.268 million (2006)
Turkey18.978 million (2005)
Turkmenistan495,000 (2006)
Turks and Caicos Islands5,700 (2002)
Tuvalu900 (2005)
Uganda108,100 (2006)
Ukraine12.341 million (2006)
United Arab Emirates1.31 million (2006)
United Kingdom33.602 million (2006)
United States172 million (2006)
Uruguay987,000 (2006)
Uzbekistan1.793 million (2005)
Vanuatu7,000 (2005)
Venezuela4.217 million (2006)
Vietnam10.8 million (2007)
Virgin Islands71,700 (2005)
Wallis and Futuna1,900 (2002)
West Bank349,000 (includes Gaza Strip) (2005)
Western Saharaabout 2,000 (1999 est.)
World1,263,367,600 (2005)
Yemen968,400 (2006)
Zambia93,400 (2006)
Zimbabwe331,700 (2006)

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