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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
4.231 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
396.3 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
12.226 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,145.1 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: Portugal's telephone system has achieved a state-of-the-art network with broadband, high-speed capabilities
domestic: integrated network of coaxial cables, open-wire, microwave radio relay, and domestic satellite earth stations
international: country code - 351; a combination of submarine cables provide connectivity to Europe, North and East Africa, South Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the US; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), NA Eutelsat; tropospheric scatter to Azores (1998)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 47, FM 172 (many are repeaters), shortwave 2 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
62 (plus 166 repeaters; includes Azores and Madeira Islands) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.pt
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
836,616 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
78.4 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
3.213 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
300.9 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
66 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 44
over 3,047 m: 5
2,438 to 3,047 m: 9
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 13
under 914 m: 12 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 22
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 21 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 1,098 km; oil 11 km; refined products 188 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,786 km
broad gauge: 2,603 km 1.668-m gauge (1,351 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 183 km 1.000-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 78,470 km
paved: 67,484 km (includes 2,002 km of expressways)
unpaved: 10,986 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
210 km (on Douro River from Porto) (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 120 ships (1000 GRT or over) 932,464 GRT/1,042,623 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 10, cargo 37, carrier 1, chemical tanker 17, container 6, liquefied gas 9, passenger 10, passenger/cargo 9, petroleum tanker 4, roll on/roll off 1, specialized tanker 1, vehicle carrier 15
foreign-owned: 84 (Bahamas 1, Belgium 8, Denmark 3, Germany 2, Germany 20, Greece 3, Italy 13, Japan 15, Mexico 1, Netherlands 1, Norway 2, Spain 10, Sweden 3, Switzerland 2)
registered in other countries: 14 (Cyprus 1, Hong Kong 1, Malta 3, Panama 9) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Leixoes, Lisbon, Setubal, Sines


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