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Ethiopia:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
725,000 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
9.3 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
1.208 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
15.4 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: inadequate telephone system; the number of fixed lines and mobile telephones is increasing from a very small base; combined fixed and mobile-cellular teledensity is only about 2 per 100 persons
domestic: open-wire; microwave radio relay; radio communication in the HF, VHF, and UHF frequencies; 2 domestic satellites provide the national trunk service
international: country code - 251; open-wire to Sudan and Djibouti; microwave radio relay to Kenya and Djibouti; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Pacific Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 8, FM 0, shortwave 1 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
1 (plus 24 repeaters) (2001)
Internet country code
Definition
.et
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
89 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
164,000 (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
2.1 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
84 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 15
over 3,047 m: 3
2,438 to 3,047 m: 5
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 69
over 3,047 m: 3
2,438 to 3,047 m: 5
1,524 to 2,437 m: 11
914 to 1,523 m: 29
under 914 m: 21 (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 699 km (Ethiopian segment of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad)
narrow gauge: 699 km 1.000-m gauge
note: railway under joint control of Djibouti and Ethiopia but remains largely inoperable (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 36,469 km
paved: 6,980 km
unpaved: 29,489 km (2004)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 10 ships (1000 GRT or over) 122,729 GRT/159,314 DWT
by type: cargo 8, chemical tanker 1, roll on/roll off 1 (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Ethiopia is landlocked and uses ports of Djibouti in Djibouti and Berbera in Somalia


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