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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
278,300 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
84 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
2.5 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
754.9 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern system consisting of open-wire, microwave, and radiotelephone communication stations; limited coaxial cable
domestic: fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership both increasing; open-wire, microwave, radiotelephone communications, and a domestic satellite system with 8 earth stations
international: country code - 968; the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) and the SEA-ME-WE-3 submarine cable provide connectivity to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 3, FM 9, shortwave 2 (1999)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
13 (plus 25 repeaters) (1999)
Internet country code
Definition
.om
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
3,763 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
319,200 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
96.4 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
137 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 7
over 3,047 m: 4
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 130
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
1,524 to 2,437 m: 51
914 to 1,523 m: 35
under 914 m: 34 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
2 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 4,126 km; oil 3,558 km (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 34,965 km
paved: 9,673 km (includes 550 km of expressways)
unpaved: 25,292 km (2001)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 3 ships (1000 GRT or over) 14,160 GRT/7,390 DWT
by type: chemical tanker 1, passenger 1, passenger/cargo 1
registered in other countries: 2 (Panama 2) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Mina' Qabus, Salalah


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