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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
7.6 million (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
456.6 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
15.834 million (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
951.3 (2005)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: highly developed and well maintained
domestic: extensive fixed-line fiber-optic network; cellular telephone system is one of the largest in Europe with 5 major network operators utilizing the third generation of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
international: country code - 31; submarine cables provide links to the US and Europe; satellite earth stations - 5 (3 Intelsat - 1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean, 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (2004)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 4, FM 246, shortwave 3 (2004)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
21 (plus 26 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.nl
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
11.17 million (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
671.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
14.544 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
873.8 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
27 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 20
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 9
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 2 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 7
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 4 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
1 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
condensate 81 km; gas 7,394 km; oil 578 km; refined products 716 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,797 km
standard gauge: 2,797 km 1.435-m gauge (2,064 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 134,981 km (includes 2,604 km of expressways) (2006)
Waterways
Definition
6,211 km (navigable for ships of 50 tons) (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 601 ships (1000 GRT or over) 5,408,154 GRT/5,526,611 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 10, cargo 371, carrier 19, chemical tanker 42, container 67, liquefied gas 15, passenger 14, passenger/cargo 15, petroleum tanker 11, refrigerated cargo 10, roll on/roll off 23, specialized tanker 4
foreign-owned: 188 (Belgium 2, Canada 1, Denmark 27, Finland 14, France 1, Germany 72, Ireland 11, Italy 1, Norway 9, South Korea 1, Sweden 27, Turkey 1, UAE 5, UK 3, US 13)
registered in other countries: 239 (Antigua and Barbuda 21, Australia 2, Austria 2, Bahamas 21, Cambodia 1, Canada 1, Cook Islands 1, Cyprus 21, Germany 1, Gibraltar 18, Isle of Man 1, Liberia 35, Luxembourg 2, Malta 3, Marshall Islands 8, Netherlands Antilles 57, Norway 1, Panama 12, Paraguay 1, Philippines 23, Portugal 1, St Vincent and the Grenadines 4, US 1, unknown 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Amsterdam, IJmuiden, Rotterdam, Terneuzen, Vlissingen


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