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Colombia:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
7.865 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
174.7 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
33.941 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
754 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern system in many respects; telecommunications sector liberalized during the 1990s; multiple providers of both fixed-line and mobile-cellular services; fixed-line connections stand at about 18 per 100 persons; mobile cellular usage is about 70 per 100 persons
domestic: nationwide microwave radio relay system; domestic satellite system with 41 earth stations; fiber-optic network linking 50 cities
international: country code - 57; submarine cables provide links to the US, parts of the Caribbean, and Central and South America; satellite earth stations - 10 (6 Intelsat, 1 Inmarsat, 3 fully digitalized international switching centers) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 454, FM 34, shortwave 27 (1999)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
60 (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.co
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
1.014 million (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
22.5 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
6.705 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
149 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
934 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 103
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
1,524 to 2,437 m: 39
914 to 1,523 m: 42
under 914 m: 12 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 831
over 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 34
914 to 1,523 m: 216
under 914 m: 580 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
2 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 4,329 km; oil 6,140 km; refined products 3,145 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 3,304 km
standard gauge: 150 km 1.435-m gauge
narrow gauge: 3,154 km 0.914-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 164,257 km (2005)
Waterways
Definition
18,000 km (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 16 ships (1000 GRT or over) 37,186 GRT/51,432 DWT
by type: cargo 13, petroleum tanker 3
registered in other countries: 5 (Antigua and Barbuda 1, Panama 4) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Barranquilla, Buenaventura, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Turbo


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