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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
1.351 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
322 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
1.503 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
358.2 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: good domestic telephone service in terms of breadth of coverage; restricted cellular telephone service; state-run monopoly provider is struggling with the demand for new lines, resulting in long waiting times
domestic: point-to-point and point-to-multi-point microwave, fiber-optic, and coaxial cable link rural areas; Internet service is available
international: country code - 506; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber-optic telecommunications submarine cable and the MAYA-1 submarine cable that provide links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; connected to Central American Microwave System; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 65, FM 51, shortwave 19 (2002)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
20 (plus 43 repeaters) (2002)
Internet country code
Definition
.cr
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
13,792 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
3.3 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.214 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
289.3 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
151 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 36
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 21
under 914 m: 11 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 115
914 to 1,523 m: 19
under 914 m: 96 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
refined products 242 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 278 km
narrow gauge: 278 km 1.067-m gauge
note: none of the railway network is in use (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 35,330 km
paved: 8,621 km
unpaved: 26,709 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
730 km (seasonally navigable by small craft) (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1 ship (1000 GRT or over) 1,058 GRT/255 DWT
by type: passenger/cargo 1 (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Caldera, Puerto Limon


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