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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
38.8 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
202.2 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
120.98 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
630.4 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: good working system; fixed-line connections have remained relatively stable in recent years and stand at about 20 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density has risen to nearly 55 per 100 persons
domestic: extensive microwave radio relay system and a domestic satellite system with 64 earth stations; mobile-cellular usage has more than tripled in the past 5 years
international: country code - 55; landing point for a number of submarine cables that provide direct links to South and Central America, the Caribbean, the US, Africa, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region east), connected by microwave relay system to Mercosur Brazilsat B3 satellite earth station (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 1,365, FM 296, shortwave 161 (of which 91 are collocated with AM stations) (1999)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
138 (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.br
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
8.265 million (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
43.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
42.6 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
222 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
4,263 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 718
over 3,047 m: 7
2,438 to 3,047 m: 25
1,524 to 2,437 m: 167
914 to 1,523 m: 467
under 914 m: 52 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 3,545
1,524 to 2,437 m: 83
914 to 1,523 m: 1,555
under 914 m: 1,907 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
16 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
condensate/gas 244 km; gas 12,070 km; liquid petroleum gas 351 km; oil 5,214 km; refined products 4,410 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 29,295 km
broad gauge: 4,932 km 1.600-m gauge (939 km electrified)
standard gauge: 194 km 1.440-m gauge
narrow gauge: 23,773 km 1.000-m gauge (581 km electrified)
dual gauge: 396 km 1.000 m and 1.600-m gauges (three rails) (78 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1,751,868 km
paved: 96,353 km
unpaved: 1,655,515 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
50,000 km (most in areas remote from industry and population) (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 134 ships (1000 GRT or over) 1,998,246 GRT/2,994,248 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 19, cargo 22, carrier 1, chemical tanker 6, container 10, liquefied gas 12, passenger/cargo 12, petroleum tanker 45, roll on/roll off 7
foreign-owned: 21 (Chile 1, Denmark 2, Germany 6, Greece 1, Mexico 1, Norway 2, Spain 8)
registered in other countries: 8 (Argentina 1, Bahamas 2, Ghana 1, Liberia 3, Marshall Islands 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Guaiba, Ilha Grande, Paranagua, Rio Grande, Santos, Sao Sebastiao, Tubarao


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