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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
4.719 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
453.6 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
9.66 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
928.5 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: highly developed, technologically advanced, and completely automated domestic and international telephone and telegraph facilities
domestic: nationwide cellular telephone system; extensive cable network; limited microwave radio relay network
international: country code - 32; landing point for a number of submarine cables that provide links to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; satellite earth stations - 7 (Intelsat - 3) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 7, FM 79, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
25 (plus 10 repeaters) (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.be
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
3.195 million (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
307.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
4.8 million (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
461.4 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
43 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 27
over 3,047 m: 6
2,438 to 3,047 m: 7
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 9 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 16
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 15 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
1 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 1,562 km; oil 158 km; refined products 535 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 3,536 km
standard gauge: 3,536 km 1.435-m gauge (2,950 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 150,567 km
paved: 117,442 km (includes 1,747 km of expressways)
unpaved: 33,125 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
2,043 km (1,528 km in regular commercial use) (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 85 ships (1000 GRT or over) 4,302,948 GRT/6,792,521 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 23, cargo 9, chemical tanker 2, container 8, liquefied gas 20, passenger 2, petroleum tanker 11, roll on/roll off 10
foreign-owned: 7 (Denmark 4, France 2, Greece 1)
registered in other countries: 108 (Bahamas 16, Bermuda 2, Cyprus 1, France 6, Gibraltar 2, Greece 16, Hong Kong 2, Liberia 4, Luxembourg 7, Malta 12, Mozambique 2, Netherlands 2, Netherlands Antilles 1, Panama 2, Portugal 8, Russia 4, Singapore 8, St Kitts and Nevis 1, St Vincent and the Grenadines 8, Vanuatu 4) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Antwerp, Gent, Liege, Zeebrugge


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