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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
23,000 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
472.6 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
50,000 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,027.4 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: good international communications; good domestic facilities
domestic: digitalization was completed in 1998; both NMT (analog) and GSM (digital) mobile telephone systems are installed
international: country code - 298; satellite earth stations - 1 Orion; 1 fiber-optic submarine cable to the Shetland Islands, linking the Faroe Islands with Denmark and Iceland; fiber-optic submarine cable connection to Canada-Europe cable
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 1, FM 13, shortwave 0 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
3 (plus 43 repeaters) (September 1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.fo
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
8,490 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
174.4 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
34,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
698.6 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
1 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 463 km (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 13 ships (1000 GRT or over) 77,633 GRT/40,727 DWT
by type: cargo 9, passenger/cargo 3, petroleum tanker 1
foreign-owned: 6 (Iceland 2, Norway 4) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Torshavn, Vagur


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