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Lebanon:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
681,400 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
171.6 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
1.26 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
317.2 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: repair of the telecommunications system, severely damaged during the civil war, now complete
domestic: two wireless networks provide good service; political instability hampers privatization and deployment of new technologies; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership approaching 50 per 100 persons
international: country code - 961; submarine cable link to Cyprus; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 1 Atlantic Ocean); coaxial cable to Syria
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 20, FM 22, shortwave 4 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
15 (plus 5 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.lb
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
5,635 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1.4 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
950,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
239.2 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
7 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 5
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 2 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 43 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 401 km
standard gauge: 319 km 1.435 m
narrow gauge: 82 km 1.050 m
note: rail system became unusable because of damage done during fighting in the 1980s and in 2006 (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 6,970 km (includes 170 km of expressways) (2005)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 33 ships (1000 GRT or over) 126,744 GRT/135,701 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 3, cargo 13, carrier 12, passenger/cargo 1, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 1, vehicle carrier 2
foreign-owned: 4 (Greece 2, Syria 2)
registered in other countries: 57 (Barbados 1, Cambodia 7, Comoros 4, Cyprus 1, Dominica 1, Egypt 1, Georgia 4, Honduras 1, Italy 1, Liberia 2, Malta 12, Mongolia 2, North Korea 1, Panama 5, St Vincent and the Grenadines 8, Syria 4, unknown 2) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Beirut, Tripoli


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