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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
1.92 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
366.1 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
5.67 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,081.1 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern system with excellent service
domestic: digital fiber-optic fixed-line network and an extensive cellular network provide domestic needs
international: country code - 358; submarine cables provide links to Estonia and Sweden; satellite earth stations - access to Intelsat transmission service via a Swedish satellite earth station, 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions); note - Finland shares the Inmarsat earth station with the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 2, FM 186, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
120 (plus 431 repeaters) (1999); note - On 1 September 2007, Finland became one of the first countries in the world to broadcast all television signals digitally
Internet country code
Definition
.fi; note - Aland Islands assigned .ax
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
2.323 million (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
442.9 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
2.925 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
557.7 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
148 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 76
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 27
1,524 to 2,437 m: 10
914 to 1,523 m: 22
under 914 m: 15 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 72
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 68 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 694 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 5,741 km
broad gauge: 5,741 km 1.524-m gauge (2,619 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 78,821 km
paved: 50,854 km (includes 700 km of expressways)
unpaved: 27,967 km (2008)
Waterways
Definition
7,842 km
note: includes Saimaa Canal system of 3,577 km; southern part leased from Russia (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 97 ships (1000 GRT or over) 1,474,081 GRT/1,160,762 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 3, cargo 26, carrier 1, chemical tanker 6, container 3, passenger 5, passenger/cargo 19, petroleum tanker 5, roll on/roll off 27, vehicle carrier 2
foreign-owned: 9 (Estonia 2, Germany 2, Norway 3, Sweden 2)
registered in other countries: 48 (Bahamas 9, Germany 4, Gibraltar 4, Netherlands 14, Norway 1, Panama 2, St Kitts and Nevis 1, Sweden 12, UK 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Hamina, Helsinki, Kokkola, Kotka, Naantali, Pori, Raahe, Rauma, Turku


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