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Guatemala:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
1.355 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
104.2 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
10.15 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
780.6 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: fairly modern network centered in the city of Guatemala
domestic: state-owned telecommunications company privatized in the late 1990s opening the way for competition; fixed-line teledensity 11 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity approaching 60 per 100 persons
international: country code - 502; landing point for both the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) and the SAM-1 fiber optic submarine cable system that together provide connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; connected to Central American Microwave System; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 130, FM 487, shortwave 15 (2000)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
26 (plus 27 repeaters) (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.gt
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
40,927 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
3.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.32 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
101.5 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
402 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 12
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 3 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 390
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 6
914 to 1,523 m: 82
under 914 m: 301 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
oil 480 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 886 km
narrow gauge: 886 km 0.914-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 14,095 km
paved: 4,863 km (includes 75 km of expressways)
unpaved: 9,232 km (2000)
Waterways
Definition
990 km
note: 260 km navigable year round; additional 730 km navigable during high-water season (2007)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Puerto Quetzal, Santo Tomas de Castilla


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