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South Korea:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
26.866 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
545.7 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
43.5 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
883.6 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: excellent domestic and international services
domestic: NA
international: country code - 82; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 6 (3 Intelsat - 1 Pacific Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean, 3 Inmarsat - 1 Pacific Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 61, FM 150, shortwave 2 (2005)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
43 (plus 59 cable operators and 190 relay cable operators) (2005)
Internet country code
Definition
.kr
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
315,537 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
6.4 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
34.12 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
693 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
105 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 68
over 3,047 m: 3
2,438 to 3,047 m: 21
1,524 to 2,437 m: 14
914 to 1,523 m: 11
under 914 m: 19 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 37
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 34 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
536 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 1,482 km; refined products 827 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 3,472 km
standard gauge: 3,472 km 1.435-m gauge (1,342 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 102,293 km
paved: 78,581 km (includes 3,060 km of expressways)
unpaved: 23,712 km (2005)
Waterways
Definition
1,608 km (most navigable only by small craft) (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 804 ships (1000 GRT or over) 12,632,019 GRT/20,764,152 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 204, cargo 218, carrier 2, chemical tanker 131, container 83, liquefied gas 32, passenger 5, passenger/cargo 24, petroleum tanker 65, refrigerated cargo 19, roll on/roll off 9, specialized tanker 5, vehicle carrier 7
foreign-owned: 15 (Japan 3, Norway 4, UK 1, US 7)
registered in other countries: 384 (Belize 1, Cambodia 23, China 1, Cyprus 2, Honduras 6, Hong Kong 5, Kiribati 2, Liberia 3, Malta 6, Marshall Islands 10, Netherlands 1, Panama 311, Russia 1, Singapore 8, Tuvalu 1, unknown 3) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Inch'on, P'ohang, Pusan, Ulsan


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