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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
4.5 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
159.8 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
28.381 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,007.8 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern system
domestic: extensive microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and fiber-optic cable systems; mobile-cellular subscribership has been increasing rapidly
international: country code - 966; landing point for the international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) and for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks providing connectivity to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and US; microwave radio relay to Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, and Sudan; coaxial cable to Kuwait and Jordan; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (3 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean region)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 43, FM 31, shortwave 2 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
117 (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.sa
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
18,369 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.7 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
4.7 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
166.9 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
213 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 77
over 3,047 m: 32
2,438 to 3,047 m: 15
1,524 to 2,437 m: 26
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 2 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 136
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
1,524 to 2,437 m: 73
914 to 1,523 m: 39
under 914 m: 15 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
8 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
condensate 212 km; gas 1,880 km; liquid petroleum gas 1,183 km; oil 4,521 km; refined products 1,148 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1,392 km
standard gauge: 1,392 km 1.435-m gauge (with branch lines and sidings) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 167,600 km
paved: 46,500 km
unpaved: 121,100 km (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 61 ships (1000 GRT or over) 851,790 GRT/1,077,227 DWT
by type: cargo 5, chemical tanker 14, container 4, passenger/cargo 8, petroleum tanker 19, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 8
foreign-owned: 11 (Egypt 1, Greece 3, Kuwait 6, UAE 1)
registered in other countries: 71 (Bahamas 16, Comoros 1, Dominica 3, France 1, Liberia 26, Marshall Islands 5, Norway 3, Panama 16) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Ad Dammam, Al Jubayl, Jiddah, Yanbu' al Sinaiyah


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