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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
10.808 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
132.3 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
30.047 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
367.7 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: large system; underwent extensive upgrading during 1990s and is reasonably modern; Telecom Egypt, the landline monopoly, has been increasing service availability and in 2006 fixed-line density stood at 14 per 100 persons; as of 2007 there were three mobile-cellular networks and service is expanding rapidly
domestic: principal centers at Alexandria, Cairo, Al Mansurah, Ismailia, Suez, and Tanta are connected by coaxial cable and microwave radio relay
international: country code - 20; landing point for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 AND SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks; linked to the international submarine cable FLAG (Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe); satellite earth stations - 4 (2 Intelsat - Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean, 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat); tropospheric scatter to Sudan; microwave radio relay to Israel; a participant in Medarabtel
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 42 (plus 15 repeaters), FM 14, shortwave 3 (1999)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
98 (September 1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.eg
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
5,363 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
6 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
73.4 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
88 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 72
over 3,047 m: 15
2,438 to 3,047 m: 36
1,524 to 2,437 m: 16
under 914 m: 5 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 16
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 5
under 914 m: 7 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
3 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
condensate 483 km; condensate/gas 74 km; gas 6,466 km; liquid petroleum gas 957 km; oil 5,518 km; oil/gas/water 37 km; refined products 895 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 5,063 km
standard gauge: 5,063 km 1.435-m gauge (62 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 92,370 km
paved: 74,820 km
unpaved: 17,550 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
3,500 km
note: includes Nile River, Lake Nasser, Alexandria-Cairo Waterway, and numerous smaller canals in delta; Suez Canal (193.5 km including approaches) navigable by oceangoing vessels drawing up to 17.68 m (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 68 ships (1000 GRT or over) 988,223 GRT/1,506,194 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 11, cargo 28, container 2, passenger/cargo 4, petroleum tanker 14, roll on/roll off 9
foreign-owned: 11 (Denmark 1, Greece 9, Lebanon 1)
registered in other countries: 59 (Bolivia 1, Cambodia 13, Georgia 13, Honduras 3, Malta 1, Moldova 1, North Korea 1, Panama 18, Saudi Arabia 1, Sierra Leone 2, St Kitts and Nevis 2, St Vincent and the Grenadines 3) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Ayn Sukhnah, Alexandria, Damietta, El Dekheila, Sidi Kurayr, Suez


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