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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
646,300 (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
69.9 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
3.254 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
351.9 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: privatization beginning in 1995; reliability has steadily improved; new subscribers face bureaucratic difficulties; most telephones are concentrated in La Paz and other cities; mobile-cellular telephone use expanding rapidly; fixed-line teledensity of 7 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density of 27 per 100 persons
domestic: primary trunk system, which is being expanded, employs digital microwave radio relay; some areas are served by fiber-optic cable; mobile cellular systems are being expanded
international: country code - 591; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 171, FM 73, shortwave 77 (1999)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
48 (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.bo
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
24,363 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
2.6 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
580,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
62.7 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
1,061 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 16
over 3,047 m: 4
2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 3 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 1,045
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
1,524 to 2,437 m: 57
914 to 1,523 m: 183
under 914 m: 800 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 4,860 km; liquid petroleum gas 47 km; oil 2,475 km; refined products 1,589 km; unknown (oil/water) 247 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 3,504 km
narrow gauge: 3,504 km 1.000-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 62,479 km
paved: 3,749 km
unpaved: 58,730 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
10,000 km (commercially navigable) (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 25 ships (1000 GRT or over) 67,973 GRT/97,487 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 1, cargo 12, carrier 1, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 7, refrigerated cargo 1, specialized tanker 1
foreign-owned: 9 (Bahamas 1, China 1, Egypt 1, Iran 1, Italy 1, Singapore 1, Syria 2, Taiwan 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Puerto Aguirre (inland port on the Paraguay/Parana waterway at the Bolivia/Brazil border); Bolivia has free port privileges in maritime ports in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay


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