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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
158,900 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
53 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
775,300 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
258.8 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: network is improving with international direct dialing available in many areas
domestic: very low fixed-line density; there are multiple mobile cellular service providers and subscribership is increasing rapidly; a fiber-optic network is also being installed that will improve broadband and communication services between major urban centers
international: country code - 976; satellite earth stations - 7
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 7, FM 115 (includes 20 National radio broadcaster repeaters), shortwave 4 (2006)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
456 (including provincial and low-power repeaters) (2006)
Internet country code
Definition
.mn
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
298 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
268,300 (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
89.6 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
44 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 13
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 10
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 31
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 5
1,524 to 2,437 m: 23
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
1 (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1,810 km
broad gauge: 1,810 km 1.524-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 49,250 km
paved: 1,724 km
unpaved: 47,526 km (2002)
Waterways
Definition
580 km
note: only waterway in operation is Lake Hovsgol (135 km); Selenge River (270 km) and Orhon River (175 km) are navigable but carry little traffic; lakes and rivers freeze in winter, are open from May to September (2004)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 74 ships (1000 GRT or over) 618,574 GRT/965,919 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 20, cargo 44, chemical tanker 1, liquefied gas 1, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 1, roll on/roll off 6
foreign-owned: 61 (Bulgaria 4, China 2, Hong Kong 2, Indonesia 1, Lebanon 2, North Korea 1, Russia 16, Singapore 9, Syria 1, Thailand 1, Ukraine 1, Vietnam 21) (2008)


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