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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
34,900 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
10.4 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
1.3 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
386.3 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: limited system of cable and open-wire lines, minor microwave radio relay links, and radiotelephone communications stations; mobile-cellular services expanding rapidly
domestic: Mauritel, the national telecommunications company, was privatized in 2001 but remains the monopoly provider of fixed-line services; fixed-line teledensity 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular network coverage extends mainly to urban areas with a teledensity approaching 35 per 100 persons; mostly cable and open-wire lines; a domestic satellite telecommunications system links Nouakchott with regional capitals
international: country code - 222; satellite earth stations - 3 (1 Intelsat - Atlantic Ocean, 2 Arabsat)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 1, FM 14, shortwave 1 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
1 (2002)
Internet country code
Definition
.mr
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
14 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
100,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
29.7 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
25 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 8
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 17
1,524 to 2,437 m: 9
914 to 1,523 m: 7
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
717 km
standard gauge: 717 km 1.435-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 7,660 km
paved: 866 km
unpaved: 6,794 km (2000)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Nouadhibou, Nouakchott


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