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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
897,000 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
94.4 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
5.513 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
579.9 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: relatively efficient system based on island-wide microwave radio relay network
domestic: fixed telephone line density is about 10 per 100 persons; multiple providers of mobile cellular service with a subscribership of roughly 50 per 100 persons
international: country code - 1-809; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber-optic telecommunications submarine cable that provides links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and US; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 120, FM 56, shortwave 4 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
25 (2003)
Internet country code
Definition
.do
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
81,218 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
8.5 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.232 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
129.6 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
34 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 15
over 3,047 m: 3
2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 19
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 5
under 914 m: 11 (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 517 km
standard gauge: 375 km 1.435-m gauge
narrow gauge: 142 km 0.762-m gauge
note: additional 1,226 km operated by sugar companies in 1.076 m, 0.889 m, and 0.762-m gauges (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 12,600 km
paved: 6,224 km
unpaved: 6,376 km (2000)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1 ship (1000 GRT or over) 1,587 GRT/1,165 DWT
by type: cargo 1
registered in other countries: 1 (Panama 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Boca Chica, Caucedo, Puerto Plata, Rio Haina, Santo Domingo


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