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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
area under government control: 408,300 (2006); area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 86,228 (2002)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
623.9 (2002, 2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
area under government control: 777,500 (2006); area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 143,178 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,161.6 (2002, 2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: excellent in both area under government control and area administered by Turkish Cypriots
domestic: open-wire, fiber-optic cable, and microwave radio relay
international: country code - 357 (area administered by Turkish Cypriots uses the country code of Turkey - 90); a number of submarine cables, including the SEA-ME-WE-3, combine to provide connectivity to Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; tropospheric scatter; satellite earth stations - 8 (3 Intelsat - 1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean, 2 Eutelsat, 2 Intersputnik, and 1 Arabsat)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
area under government control: AM 5, FM 76, shortwave 0
area administered by Turkish Cypriots: AM 1, FM 20, shortwave 1 (2004)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
area under government control: 8
area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 2 (plus 4 relay) (2004)
Internet country code
Definition
.cy
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
36,964 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
46.6 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
356,600 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
449.9 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
16 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 13
2,438 to 3,047 m: 7
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
under 914 m: 2 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
10 (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 14,630 km (area under government control: 12,280 km; area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 2,350 km)
paved: area under government control: 7,979 km (includes 257 km of expressways); area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 1,370 km
unpaved: area under government control: 4,301 km; area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 980 km (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 857 ships (1000 GRT or over) 19,360,452 GRT/30,375,654 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 298, cargo 181, chemical tanker 62, container 193, liquefied gas 9, passenger 5, passenger/cargo 23, petroleum tanker 57, refrigerated cargo 11, roll on/roll off 12, specialized tanker 1, vehicle carrier 5
foreign-owned: 705 (Belgium 1, Canada 2, China 9, Cuba 1, Denmark 3, Estonia 5, Germany 200, Greece 271, Hong Kong 2, India 1, Iran 6, Ireland 3, Israel 4, Italy 7, Japan 21, Latvia 1, Lebanon 1, Netherlands 21, Norway 17, Philippines 1, Poland 18, Portugal 1, Russia 47, Singapore 4, Slovenia 4, South Korea 2, Spain 6, Sweden 2, Switzerland 3, Syria 2, UAE 9, UK 20, Ukraine 4, US 6)
registered in other countries: 139 (Antigua and Barbuda 1, Bahamas 16, Belize 1, Cambodia 9, Comoros 1, Georgia 1, Germany 1, Gibraltar 4, Greece 7, Liberia 7, Malta 23, Marshall Islands 38, Norway 2, Panama 17, Poland 1, Russia 1, Samoa 1, St Kitts and Nevis 1, St Vincent and the Grenadines 1, Tonga 1, Turkey 2, UK 2, unknown 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
area under government control: Larnaca, Limassol, Vasilikos; area administered by Turkish Cypriots: Famagusta, Kyrenia


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