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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
356,400 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
15.2 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
7.604 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
325.2 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: fixed-line infrastructure outdated and unreliable; competition among multiple mobile-cellular providers has spurred growth with subscribership about 25 per 100 persons and rising
domestic: primarily microwave radio relay; wireless local loop has been installed
international: country code - 233; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); microwave radio relay link to Panaftel system connects Ghana to its neighbors
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 0, FM 86, shortwave 3 (2007)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
7 (2007)
Internet country code
Definition
.gh
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
2,899 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
609,800 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
26.1 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
12 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 7
over 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 2 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 2 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
oil 13 km; refined products 316 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 953 km
narrow gauge: 953 km 1.067-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 62,221 km
paved: 9,955 km
unpaved: 52,266 km (2006)
Waterways
Definition
1,293 km
note: 168 km for launches and lighters on Volta, Ankobra, and Tano rivers; 1,125 km of arterial and feeder waterways on Lake Volta (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 4 ships (1000 GRT or over) 7,861 GRT/11,270 DWT
by type: petroleum tanker 1, refrigerated cargo 3
foreign-owned: 1 (Brazil 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Tema


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