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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
77,300 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
9.3 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
1.895 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
228.5 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: inadequate; fixed-line network is almost saturated with fixed-line teledensity stuck at a meager 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone subscribership is increasing
domestic: fair system of open-wire, microwave radio relay, and cellular connections; four mobile-cellular providers
international: country code - 229; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 7 (Intelsat-Atlantic Ocean) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 1, FM 34, shortwave 1 (2007)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
6 (2007)
Internet country code
Definition
.bj
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
798 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
700,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
84.4 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
5 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 4
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 2 (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 758 km
narrow gauge: 758 km 1.000-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 16,000 km
paved: 1,400 km
unpaved: 14,600 km (2006)
Waterways
Definition
150 km (on River Niger along northern border) (2005)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Cotonou


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