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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
25.049 million (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
430.8 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
71.5 million (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,229.7 (2005)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern, well developed, fast; fully automated telephone, telex, and data services
domestic: high-capacity cable and microwave radio relay trunks
international: country code - 39; a series of submarine cables provide links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and US; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (with a total of 5 antennas - 3 for Atlantic Ocean and 2 for Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and NA Eutelsat
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM about 100, FM about 4,600, shortwave 9 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
358 (plus 4,728 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.it
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
4.117 million (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
70.8 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
28.855 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
496.3 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
132 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 101
over 3,047 m: 7
2,438 to 3,047 m: 32
1,524 to 2,437 m: 15
914 to 1,523 m: 34
under 914 m: 13 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 31
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 11
under 914 m: 19 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
5 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 18,863 km; oil 1,258 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 19,460 km
standard gauge: 18,038 km 1.435-m gauge (11,354 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 123 km 1.000-m gauge (123 km electrified); 1,299 km 0.950-m gauge (161 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 484,688 km
paved: 484,688 km (includes 6,529 km of expressways) (2004)
Waterways
Definition
2,400 km
note: used for commercial traffic; of limited overall value compared to road and rail (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 612 ships (1000 GRT or over) 12,959,580 GRT/13,667,504 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 55, cargo 50, carrier 2, chemical tanker 155, combination ore/oil 1, container 29, liquefied gas 27, passenger 20, passenger/cargo 155, petroleum tanker 37, refrigerated cargo 4, roll on/roll off 36, specialized tanker 13, vehicle carrier 28
foreign-owned: 65 (Denmark 3, France 2, Germany 3, Greece 8, Japan 2, Lebanon 1, Norway 2, Sweden 1, Switzerland 5, Taiwan 13, Turkey 1, UK 7, US 17)
registered in other countries: 202 (Bahamas 2, Belize 3, Bolivia 1, Cayman Islands 5, Cyprus 7, France 2, Gibraltar 1, Liberia 44, Malta 48, Marshall Islands 4, Netherlands 1, Norway 4, Panama 23, Portugal 13, Russia 3, Singapore 5, Slovakia 1, Spain 2, St Vincent and the Grenadines 17, Sweden 8, Turkey 3, UK 5) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Augusta, Genoa, Livorno, Ravenna, Sarroch, Taranto, Trieste, Venice


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