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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
32,500 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
85.7 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
317,800 (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
838.1 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: telephone services have improved; each island now has at least 1 public telephone, and there are mobile cellular networks with rapidly expanding subscribership
domestic: interatoll communication through microwave links; all inhabited islands and resorts are connected with telephone and fax service
international: country code - 960; linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); satellite earth station - 3 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
1 (2006)
Internet country code
Definition
.mv
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
1,082 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
2.9 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
20,100 (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
53 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
5 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 3
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 2 (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 88 km
paved roads: 88 km - 60 km in Male; 14 km on Addu Atolis; 14 km on Laamu
note: village roads are mainly compacted coral (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 26 ships (1000 GRT or over) 95,142 GRT/126,837 DWT
by type: cargo 21, petroleum tanker 3, refrigerated cargo 2
foreign-owned: 1 (Greece 1)
registered in other countries: 2 (Panama 1, Tuvalu 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Male


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