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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
483,000 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
78.2 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
4.5 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
728.9 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: telecommunications system is being modernized; mobile cellular telephone system became operational in 1996; combined fixed line and mobile telephone density reached 75 telephones per 100 persons in 2006
domestic: microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, cellular, tropospheric scatter, and a domestic satellite system with 14 earth stations
international: country code - 218; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat, NA Arabsat, and NA Intersputnik; submarine cables to France and Italy; microwave radio relay to Tunisia and Egypt; tropospheric scatter to Greece; participant in Medarabtel (1999)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 16, FM 3, shortwave 3 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
12 (plus 1 repeater) (1999)
Internet country code
Definition
.ly
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
24 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
232,000 (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
37.6 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
141 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 60
over 3,047 m: 23
2,438 to 3,047 m: 6
1,524 to 2,437 m: 23
914 to 1,523 m: 6
under 914 m: 2 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 81
over 3,047 m: 5
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 15
914 to 1,523 m: 41
under 914 m: 18 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
2 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
condensate 882 km; gas 3,425 km; oil 6,956 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
0 km
note: Libya has announced plans to build seven lines totaling 2,757 km of 1.435-m gauge track (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 83,200 km
paved: 47,590 km
unpaved: 35,610 km (2000)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 17 ships (1000 GRT or over) 60,620 GRT/79,154 DWT
by type: cargo 11, liquefied gas 3, petroleum tanker 2, roll on/roll off 1
foreign-owned: 4 (Kuwait 1, Norway 1, Syria 2)
registered in other countries: 3 (Malta 3) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
As Sidrah, Az Zuwaytinah, Marsa al Burayqah, Ra's Lanuf, Tripoli, Zawiyah


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