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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
3.005 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
422.5 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
8.404 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,181.6 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: most highly developed system in the Middle East although not the largest
domestic: good system of coaxial cable and microwave radio relay; all systems are digital; four privately-owned mobile-cellular service providers with countrywide coverage; mobile-cellular teledensity is more than 130 per 100 persons
international: country code - 972; submarine cables provide links to Europe, Cyprus, and parts of the Middle East; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 23, FM 15, shortwave 2 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
17 (plus 36 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.il
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
671,030 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
94.3 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.899 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
267 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
53 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 30
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 5
1,524 to 2,437 m: 7
914 to 1,523 m: 10
under 914 m: 6 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 23
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 20 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
3 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 160 km; oil 442 km; refined products 261 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 853 km
standard gauge: 853 km 1.435-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 17,686 km
paved: 17,686 km (includes 146 km of expressways) (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 11 ships (1000 GRT or over) 425,833 GRT/523,103 DWT
by type: cargo 2, container 9
registered in other countries: 59 (Bermuda 3, Cyprus 4, Georgia 1, Honduras 1, Liberia 21, Malta 19, Panama 3, Slovakia 4, St Vincent and the Grenadines 3) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Ashdod, Elat (Eilat), Hadera, Haifa


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