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Kuwait:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
510,300 (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
196.5 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
2.774 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,068.2 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: the quality of service is excellent
domestic: new telephone exchanges provide a large capacity for new subscribers; trunk traffic is carried by microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and open-wire and fiber-optic cable; a cellular telephone system operates throughout Kuwait, and the country is well supplied with pay telephones
international: country code - 965; linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); linked to Bahrain, Qatar, UAE via the Fiber-Optic Gulf (FOG) cable; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia; satellite earth stations - 6 (3 Intelsat - 1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean, 1 Inmarsat - Atlantic Ocean, and 2 Arabsat)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 6, FM 11, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
13 (plus several satellite channels) (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.kw
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
2,013 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.8 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
816,700 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
314.5 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
7 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 4
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
under 914 m: 2 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
4 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 269 km; oil 540 km; refined products 57 km (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 5,749 km
paved: 4,887 km
unpaved: 862 km (2004)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 40 ships (1000 GRT or over) 2,460,319 GRT/4,037,282 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 2, cargo 1, carrier 3, container 7, liquefied gas 4, petroleum tanker 23
registered in other countries: 31 (Bahrain 3, Comoros 1, Libya 1, Panama 2, Qatar 7, Saudi Arabia 6, St Kitts and Nevis 1, UAE 10) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Ash Shu'aybah, Ash Shuwaykh, Az Zawr (Mina' Sa'ud), Mina' 'Abd Allah, Mina' al Ahmadi


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