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Peru:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
2.332 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
79.9 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
15.417 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
528.3 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: adequate for most requirements
domestic: fixed-line teledensity is only about 8 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity, spurred by competition among multiple providers, has increased to about 30 telephones per 100 persons; nationwide microwave radio relay system and a domestic satellite system with 12 earth stations
international: country code - 51; the South America-1 (SAM-1) and Pan American (PAN-AM) submarine cable systems provide links to parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 472, FM 198, shortwave 189 (1999)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
13 (plus 112 repeaters) (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.pe
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
270,193 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
9.3 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
6.1 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
209 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
237 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 54
over 3,047 m: 6
2,438 to 3,047 m: 20
1,524 to 2,437 m: 14
914 to 1,523 m: 11
under 914 m: 3 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 183
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 24
914 to 1,523 m: 40
under 914 m: 117 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
1 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 1,181 km; gas/liquid petroleum gas 61 km; liquid natural gas 106 km; liquid petroleum gas 517 km; oil 1,749 km; refined products 13 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1,989 km
standard gauge: 1,726 km 1.435-m gauge
narrow gauge: 263 km 0.914-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 78,829 km
paved: 11,351 km (includes 276 km of expressways)
unpaved: 67,478 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
8,808 km
note: 8,600 km of navigable tributaries of Amazon system and 208 km of Lago Titicaca (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 6 ships (1000 GRT or over) 76,220 GRT/119,615 DWT
by type: cargo 3, petroleum tanker 3
foreign-owned: 1 (Bahamas 1)
registered in other countries: 18 (Belize 1, Panama 17) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Callao, Iquitos, Matarani, Paita, Pucallpa, Yurimaguas; note - Iquitos, Pucallpa, and Yurimaguas are on the upper reaches of the Amazon and its tributaries


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