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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
282,600 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
22 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
4.123 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
320.8 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: good system
domestic: above-average urban system; more than half of all fixed-line connections are in Dakar with expansion of fixed-line services in rural areas needed; mobile-cellular service is expanding rapidly; microwave radio relay, coaxial cable and fiber-optic cable in trunk system
international: country code - 221; the SAT-3/WASC fiber optic cable provides connectivity to Europe and Asia while Atlantis-2 provides connectivity to South America; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 8, FM 20, shortwave 1 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
4 (2007)
Internet country code
Definition
.sn
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
199 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
650,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
50.6 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
20 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 9
over 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 7
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 11
1,524 to 2,437 m: 6
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 43 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 906 km
narrow gauge: 906 km 1.000 meter gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 13,576 km
paved: 3,972 km (includes 7 km of expressways)
unpaved: 9,604 km (2003)
Waterways
Definition
1,000 km (primarily on Senegal, Saloum, and Casamance rivers) (2005)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Dakar


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