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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
228,300 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
245.8 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
1.264 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,361.1 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern system centered in Doha
domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone density is roughly 130 telephones per 100 persons
international: country code - 974; landing point for the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) submarine cable network that provides links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the US; tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia and the UAE; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
1 (plus 3 repeaters) (2001)
Internet country code
Definition
.qa
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
19 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
289,900 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
312.2 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
5 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 3
over 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
1 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
condensate 322 km; condensate/gas 209 km; gas 1,970 km; liquid petroleum gas 87 km; oil 741 km (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 7,761 km (2005)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 21 ships (1000 GRT or over) 636,589 GRT/939,030 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 2, cargo 2, chemical tanker 2, container 8, liquefied gas 3, petroleum tanker 4
foreign-owned: 7 (Kuwait 7)
registered in other countries: 4 (Liberia 3, Panama 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Doha, Ra's Laffan


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