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Ireland:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
2.097 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
504.6 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
4.69 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,128.5 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern digital system using cable and microwave radio relay
domestic: microwave radio relay
international: country code - 353; landing point for the Hibernia-Atlantic submarine cable with links to the US, Canada, and UK; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 9, FM 106, shortwave 0 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
4 (many repeaters) (2001)
Internet country code
Definition
.ie
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
429,487 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
103.3 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.437 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
345.8 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
34 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 15
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 5 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 19
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 16 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 1,855 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 3,237 km
broad gauge: 1,872 km 1.600-m gauge (37 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 1,365 km 0.914-m gauge (operated by the Irish Peat Board to transport peat to power stations and briquetting plants) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 96,602 km
paved: 96,602 km (includes 200 km of expressways) (2003)
Waterways
Definition
956 km (pleasure craft only) (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 28 ships (1000 GRT or over) 118,308 GRT/166,218 DWT
by type: cargo 24, chemical tanker 2, container 1, roll on/roll off 1
foreign-owned: 3 (Spain 1, US 2)
registered in other countries: 25 (Bahamas 4, Bermuda 1, Bulgaria 1, Cyprus 3, Germany 1, Isle of Man 1, Netherlands 11, Panama 2, UK 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Cork, Dublin, Shannon Foynes


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