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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
133,100 (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
432.9 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
374,000 (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,216.5 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern facilities
domestic: totally automatic system; highly developed; the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network links 14 of the islands and is designed to satisfy increasing demand for voice and broadband internet services
international: country code - 1-242; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber-optic submarine cable that provides links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 2 (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 3, FM 5, shortwave 0 (2006)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
2 (2006)
Internet country code
Definition
.bs
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
248 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.8 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
103,000 (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
335 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
62 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 24
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
914 to 1,523 m: 7 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 38
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 11
under 914 m: 22 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
1 (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,693 km
paved: 1,546 km
unpaved: 1,147 km (2000)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1,225 ships (1000 GRT or over) 42,957,303 GRT/57,342,664 DWT
by type: barge carrier 1, bulk carrier 207, cargo 231, carrier 3, chemical tanker 90, combination ore/oil 12, container 64, liquefied gas 70, passenger 110, passenger/cargo 35, petroleum tanker 214, refrigerated cargo 119, roll on/roll off 16, specialized tanker 4, vehicle carrier 49
foreign-owned: 1,151 (Angola 6, Australia 1, Belgium 16, Bermuda 12, Brazil 2, Canada 77, China 10, Croatia 1, Cuba 1, Cyprus 16, Denmark 69, Finland 9, France 30, Germany 48, Greece 204, Hong Kong 5, Iceland 1, Indonesia 3, Ireland 4, Italy 2, Japan 73, Jordan 2, Kenya 1, Malaysia 12, Monaco 13, Montenegro 2, Netherlands 21, Nigeria 2, Norway 229, Philippines 1, Poland 16, Russia 4, Saudi Arabia 16, Singapore 17, Slovenia 1, South Africa 1, Spain 15, Sweden 4, Switzerland 3, Thailand 5, Trinidad and Tobago 1, Turkey 8, UAE 24, UK 5, UK 49, US 108, Venezuela 1)
registered in other countries: 12 (Bolivia 1, Panama 9, Peru 1, Portugal 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Freeport, Nassau, South Riding Point


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