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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
432,900 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
131.5 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
2.392 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
726.5 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: domestic and international facilities well developed
domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity is approaching 70 per 100 persons
international: country code - 507; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1), the MAYA-1, and PAN-AM submarine cable systems that together provide links to the US, and parts of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); connected to the Central American Microwave System
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 101, FM 134, shortwave 0 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
38 (including repeaters) (1998)
Internet country code
Definition
.pa
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
7,078 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
2.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
220,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
66.8 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
116 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 54
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 18
under 914 m: 29 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 62
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 11
under 914 m: 50 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
2 (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 355 km
standard gauge: 77 km 1.435-m gauge
narrow gauge: 278 km 0.914-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 11,643 km
paved: 4,028 km
unpaved: 7,615 km (2000)
Waterways
Definition
800 km (includes 82 km Panama Canal) (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 6,124 ships (1000 GRT or over) 170,802,238 GRT/255,676,574 DWT
by type: barge carrier 2, bulk carrier 2,076, cargo 1,142, carrier 11, chemical tanker 544, combination ore/oil 6, container 768, liquefied gas 189, passenger 47, passenger/cargo 74, petroleum tanker 543, refrigerated cargo 261, roll on/roll off 126, specialized tanker 27, vehicle carrier 308
foreign-owned: 5,244 (Albania 2, Argentina 6, Australia 4, Bahamas 9, Bangladesh 1, Belgium 2, Bulgaria 3, Canada 19, Chile 11, China 502, Colombia 4, Croatia 3, Cuba 11, Cyprus 17, Denmark 38, Dominican Republic 1, Ecuador 3, Egypt 18, Estonia 4, Finland 2, France 10, Gabon 1, Germany 44, Gibraltar 1, Greece 497, Hong Kong 142, India 29, Indonesia 38, Iran 4, Ireland 2, Israel 3, Italy 23, Jamaica 1, Japan 2280, Jordan 13, Kuwait 2, Latvia 8, Lebanon 5, Lithuania 5, Malaysia 12, Maldives 1, Malta 3, Mexico 3, Monaco 16, Netherlands 12, Nigeria 11, Norway 70, Oman 2, Pakistan 6, Peru 17, Philippines 10, Poland 12, Portugal 9, Qatar 1, Romania 7, Russia 15, Saudi Arabia 16, Singapore 98, South Korea 311, Spain 56, Sri Lanka 2, Sweden 6, Switzerland 27, Syria 25, Taiwan 302, Thailand 9, Tunisia 1, Turkey 87, Turks and Caicos Islands 1, UAE 104, UK 50, Ukraine 12, US 123, Venezuela 10, Vietnam 23, Yemen 6)
registered in other countries: 1 (Venezuela 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Balboa, Colon, Cristobal


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