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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
6.185 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
576.8 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
11.098 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,035 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: adequate, modern networks reach all areas; good mobile telephone and international service
domestic: microwave radio relay trunk system; extensive open-wire connections; submarine cable to offshore islands
international: country code - 30; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides links to Europe, Middle East, and Asia; a number of smaller submarine cables provide connectivity to various parts of Europe, the Middle East, and Cyprus; tropospheric scatter; satellite earth stations - 4 (2 Intelsat - 1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean, 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat - Indian Ocean region)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 26, FM 88, shortwave 4 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
36 (plus 1,341 repeaters); also 2 stations in the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.gr
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
905,824 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
84.5 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
2.048 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
191 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
81 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 66
over 3,047 m: 5
2,438 to 3,047 m: 15
1,524 to 2,437 m: 20
914 to 1,523 m: 17
under 914 m: 9 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 15
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 12 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
9 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 1,166 km; oil 94 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,571 km
standard gauge: 1,565 km 1.435-m gauge (764 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 961 km 1.000-m gauge; 22 km 0.750-m gauge
dual gauge: 23 km combined 1.435 m and 1.000-m gauges (three rail system) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 117,533 km
paved: 107,895 km (includes 880 km of expressways)
unpaved: 9,638 km (2005)
Waterways
Definition
6 km
note: Corinth Canal (6 km) crosses the Isthmus of Corinth; shortens sea voyage by 325 km (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 858 ships (1000 GRT or over) 35,952,084 GRT/61,815,586 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 255, cargo 64, carrier 1, chemical tanker 63, combination ore/oil 1, container 45, liquefied gas 8, passenger 13, passenger/cargo 115, petroleum tanker 276, roll on/roll off 15, specialized tanker 2
foreign-owned: 48 (Belgium 16, Cyprus 7, Turkey 1, UK 16, US 8)
registered in other countries: 2,365 (Antigua and Barbuda 2, Bahamas 204, Barbados 12, Belgium 1, Belize 1, Bermuda 9, Brazil 1, Cambodia 6, Cayman Islands 18, China 2, Comoros 8, Cyprus 271, Denmark 4, Dominica 9, Egypt 9, Georgia 6, Gibraltar 7, Honduras 2, Hong Kong 27, Isle of Man 46, Italy 8, Jamaica 8, Lebanon 2, Liberia 362, Maldives 1, Malta 451, Marshall Islands 265, North Korea 2, Norway 3, Panama 497, Philippines 3, Portugal 3, Russia 1, Sao Tome and Principe 1, Saudi Arabia 3, Sierra Leone 2, Singapore 14, Slovakia 2, St Kitts and Nevis 2, St Vincent and the Grenadines 76, Turkey 1, UAE 3, Uruguay 1, Vanuatu 1, Venezuela 3, unknown 5) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Agioitheodoroi, Aspropyrgos, Pachi, Piraeus, Thessaloniki


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