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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
1.134 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
7.4 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
34.37 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
223.8 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: totally inadequate for a modern country; fixed-line telephone density of less than 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density of 13 per 100 persons
domestic: modernizing; introducing digital systems; trunk systems include VHF and UHF microwave radio relay links, and some fiber-optic cable in cities
international: country code - 880; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-4 fiber-optic submarine cable system that provides links to Europe, the Middle East and Asia; satellite earth stations - 6; international radiotelephone communications and landline service to neighboring countries (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 15, FM 13, shortwave 2 (2006)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
15 (1999)
Internet country code
Definition
.bd
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
376 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
450,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
2.9 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
16 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 15
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 5 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 2,644 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,768 km
broad gauge: 946 km 1.676-m gauge
narrow gauge: 1,822 km 1.000-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 239,226 km
paved: 22,726 km
unpaved: 216,500 km (2003)
Waterways
Definition
8,370 km
note: includes up to 3,060 km main cargo routes; network reduced to 5,200 km in dry season (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 40 ships (1000 GRT or over) 318,621 GRT/455,420 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 3, cargo 27, container 5, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 4
foreign-owned: 1 (China 1)
registered in other countries: 8 (Comoros 2, Honduras 1, Malta 2, Panama 1, Singapore 2) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Chittagong, Mongla Port


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