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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
2.928 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
190.9 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
12.588 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
820.6 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: inherited an outdated telecommunications network from the Soviet era requiring modernization
domestic: intercity by landline and microwave radio relay; number of fixed-line connections is gradually increasing and fixed-line teledensity is about 20 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage is increasing rapidly and subscriptions now exceed 50 per 100 persons
international: country code - 7; international traffic with other former Soviet republics and China carried by landline and microwave radio relay and with other countries by satellite and by the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic cable; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 60, FM 17, shortwave 9 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
12 (plus 9 repeaters) (1998)
Internet country code
Definition
.kz
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
33,217 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
2.2 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.247 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
81.3 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
97 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 65
over 3,047 m: 9
2,438 to 3,047 m: 27
1,524 to 2,437 m: 17
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 8 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 32
over 3,047 m: 4
2,438 to 3,047 m: 6
1,524 to 2,437 m: 6
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 12 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
5 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
condensate 658 km; gas 11,082 km; oil 10,376 km; refined products 1,095 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 13,700 km
broad gauge: 13,700 km 1.520-m gauge (3,700 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 90,018 km
paved: 84,104 km
unpaved: 5,914 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
4,000 km (on the Ertis ((Irtysh)) River (80%) and Syr Darya ((Syrdariya)) River) (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 5 ships (1000 GRT or over) 30,011 GRT/49,223 DWT
by type: petroleum tanker 4, refrigerated cargo 1 (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Aqtau (Shevchenko), Atyrau (Gur'yev), Oskemen (Ust-Kamenogorsk), Pavlodar, Semey (Semipalatinsk)


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