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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
3.326 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
202.1 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
13.955 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
848.1 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: privatization began in 1988; advanced telecommunications infrastructure; modern system based on extensive microwave radio relay facilities; fixed-line connections have dropped in recent years as mobile-cellular usage continues to increase, reaching a level of 75 telephones per 100 persons
domestic: extensive microwave radio relay links; domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations
international: country code - 56; submarine cables provide links to the US and to Central and South America; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 180 (8 inactive), FM 64, shortwave 17 (1 inactive) (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
63 (plus 121 repeaters) (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.cl
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
745,375 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
45.3 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
4.156 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
252.6 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
358 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 79
over 3,047 m: 5
2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
1,524 to 2,437 m: 22
914 to 1,523 m: 25
under 914 m: 19 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 279
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
914 to 1,523 m: 49
under 914 m: 216 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 2,550 km; gas/liquid petroleum gas 42 km; liquid petroleum gas 539 km; oil 1,002 km; refined products 757 km; unknown (oil/water) 97 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 6,585 km
broad gauge: 2,831 km 1.676-m gauge (1,317 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 3,754 km 1.000-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 79,605 km
paved: 16,080 km (includes 407 km of expressways)
unpaved: 63,525 km (2001)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 45 ships (1000 GRT or over) 604,499 GRT/812,133 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 9, cargo 7, chemical tanker 9, container 1, liquefied gas 2, passenger 4, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 7, roll on/roll off 1, vehicle carrier 3
registered in other countries: 38 (Argentina 7, Brazil 1, Isle of Man 6, Marshall Islands 4, Norway 2, Panama 11, Singapore 6, Venezuela 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Coronel, Huasco, Lirquen, Puerto Ventanas, San Antonio, San Vicente, Valparaiso


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