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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
1.266 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
36.9 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
20.029 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
583.2 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern system with all important capabilities; however, density is low with only 4 fixed lines available for each 100 persons; mobile-cellular subscribership is approaching 50 per 100 persons
domestic: good system composed of open-wire lines, cables, and microwave radio relay links; Internet available but expensive; principal switching centers are Casablanca and Rabat; national network nearly 100% digital using fiber-optic links; improved rural service employs microwave radio relay
international: country code - 212; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides connectivity to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; microwave radio relay to Gibraltar, Spain, and Western Sahara; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria; participant in Medarabtel; fiber-optic cable link from Agadir to Algeria and Tunisia
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 27, FM 25, shortwave 6 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
35 (plus 66 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.ma
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
137,187 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
4 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
6.1 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
177.6 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
60 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 27
over 3,047 m: 11
2,438 to 3,047 m: 6
1,524 to 2,437 m: 7
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 2 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 33
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 9
914 to 1,523 m: 11
under 914 m: 11 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
1 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 720 km; oil 439 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1,907 km
standard gauge: 1,907 km 1.435-m gauge (1,003 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 57,626 km
paved: 35,665 km (includes 639 km of expressways)
unpaved: 21,961 km (2005)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 33 ships (1000 GRT or over) 326,342 GRT/230,546 DWT
by type: cargo 3, chemical tanker 6, container 7, passenger/cargo 12, petroleum tanker 1, roll on/roll off 4
foreign-owned: 15 (France 14, Germany 1)
registered in other countries: 4 (Gibraltar 4) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Agadir, Casablanca, Mohammedia, Safi


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