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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
636,900 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
15.8 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
7.464 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
185.6 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: large, well-equipped system by regional standards and being upgraded; cellular communications started in 1996 and have expanded substantially
domestic: consists of microwave radio relay, cable, radiotelephone communications, tropospheric scatter, and a domestic satellite system with 14 earth stations
international: country code - 249; linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Arabsat (2000)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 12, FM 1, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
3 (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.sd
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
21 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
3.5 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
87 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
101 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 16
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 9
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 85
over 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 20
914 to 1,523 m: 37
under 914 m: 27 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
4 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 156 km; oil 4,070 km; refined products 1,613 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 5,978 km
narrow gauge: 4,578 km 1.067-m gauge; 1,400 km 0.600-m gauge for cotton plantations (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 11,900 km
paved: 4,320 km
unpaved: 7,580 km (2000)
Waterways
Definition
4,068 km (1,723 km open year round on White and Blue Nile rivers) (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 3 ships (1000 GRT or over) 21,311 GRT/26,179 DWT
by type: cargo 2, carrier 1 (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Port Sudan


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