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Georgia:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
544,000 (2007)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
117.5 (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
2.4 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
518.3 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: fixed-line telecommunications network has only limited coverage outside Tbilisi; multiple mobile-cellular providers provide services to an increasing subscribership throughout the country
domestic: cellular telephone networks now cover the entire country; urban telephone density is about 20 per 100 people; rural telephone density is about 4 per 100 people; intercity facilities include a fiber-optic line between T'bilisi and K'ut'aisi; nationwide pager service is available
international: country code - 995; the Georgia-Russia fiber optic submarine cable provides connectivity to Russia; international service is available by microwave, landline, and satellite through the Moscow switch; international electronic mail and telex service are available
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 7, FM 12, shortwave 4 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
12 (plus repeaters) (1998)
Internet country code
Definition
.ge
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
30,193 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
6.5 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
332,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
71.7 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
23 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 19
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 7
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 2 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 4
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
3 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 1,591 km; oil 1,253 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1,612 km
broad gauge: 1,575 km 1.520-m gauge (1,575 electrified)
narrow gauge: 37 km 0.912-m gauge (37 electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 20,247 km
paved: 7,973 km
unpaved: 12,274 km (2004)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 197 ships (1000 GRT or over) 875,914 GRT/1,272,586 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 20, cargo 152, carrier 2, chemical tanker 1, container 4, liquefied gas 1, passenger/cargo 3, petroleum tanker 3, refrigerated cargo 6, roll on/roll off 4, vehicle carrier 1
foreign-owned: 161 (China 7, Cyprus 1, Egypt 13, Germany 2, Greece 6, Hong Kong 2, Israel 1, Lebanon 4, Monaco 6, Romania 14, Russia 13, Slovenia 2, Syria 51, Turkey 19, UAE 1, Ukraine 19) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Bat'umi, P'ot'i
Transportation - note
Definition
large parts of transportation network are in poor condition because of lack of maintenance and repair


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