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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
2.742 million (2007)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
129.8 (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
7.983 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
377.8 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: telephone services have improved significantly and are available in most parts of the country
domestic: national trunk network consists mostly of digital microwave radio relay; fiber-optic links now in use in Colombo area and 2 fixed wireless local loops have been installed; competition is strong in mobile cellular systems and mobile cellular subscribership is increasing; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity is about 50 per 100 persons
international: country code - 94; the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cables provide connectivity to Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 15, FM 52, shortwave 4 (2007)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
14 (2006)
Internet country code
Definition
.lk
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
6,198 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.3 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
428,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
20.3 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
18 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 14
over 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 6
914 to 1,523 m: 7 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 3 (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1,449 km
broad gauge: 1,449 km 1.676-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 97,286 km
paved: 78,802 km
unpaved: 18,484 km (2003)
Waterways
Definition
160 km (primarily on rivers in southwest) (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 25 ships (1000 GRT or over) 159,312 GRT/237,126 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 4, cargo 17, chemical tanker 1, container 1, petroleum tanker 2
foreign-owned: 5 (Germany 5)
registered in other countries: 2 (Panama 2) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Colombo


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