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Afghanistan:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
280,000 (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
8.6 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
4.668 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
142.6 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: limited landline telephone service; an increasing number of Afghans utilize mobile-cellular phone networks in major cities
domestic: aided by the presence of multiple providers, mobile-cellular telephone service is improving rapidly
international: country code - 93; five VSAT's installed in Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kandahar, and Jalalabad provide international and domestic voice and data connectivity (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 21, FM 5, shortwave 1 (broadcasts in Pashto, Dari (Afghan Persian), Urdu, and English) (2006)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
at least 7 (1 government-run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in 6 of the 34 provinces) (2006)
Internet country code
Definition
.af
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
21 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
535,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
16.3 (2006)
Communications - note
Definition
Internet access is growing through Internet cafes as well as public "telekiosks" in Kabul (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
46 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 12
over 3,047 m: 4
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 34
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
1,524 to 2,437 m: 16
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 9 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
9 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 466 km (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 34,782 km
paved: 8,229 km
unpaved: 26,553 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
1,200 km (chiefly Amu Darya, which handles vessels up to 500 DWT) (2007)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Kheyrabad, Shir Khan


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