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Syria:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
3.243 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
164.2 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
6.7 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
339.3 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: fair system currently undergoing significant improvement and digital upgrades, including fiber-optic technology
domestic: the number of fixed-line connections has increased markedly since 2000; mobile-cellular service growing rapidly and teledensity has reached 25 wireless telephones per 100 persons; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay network
international: country code - 963; submarine cable connection to Cyprus; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region); coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey; participant in Medarabtel
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 14, FM 2, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
44 (plus 17 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.sy
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
119 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.5 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
76 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
90 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 26
over 3,047 m: 6
2,438 to 3,047 m: 15
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 2 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 64
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 11
under 914 m: 52 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
7 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 2,794 km; oil 2,000 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,711 km
standard gauge: 2,460 km 1.435-m gauge
narrow gauge: 251 km 1.050-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 94,890 km
paved: 19,073 km
unpaved: 75,817 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
900 km (not economically significant) (2005)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 87 ships (1000 GRT or over) 329,579 GRT/475,102 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 6, cargo 74, carrier 4, container 1, petroleum tanker 1, roll on/roll off 1
foreign-owned: 9 (Jordan 2, Lebanon 4, Romania 3)
registered in other countries: 170 (Barbados 1, Bolivia 2, Cambodia 33, Comoros 5, Cyprus 2, Dominica 2, Georgia 51, Hong Kong 1, Lebanon 2, Libya 2, Malta 5, Mongolia 1, North Korea 2, Panama 25, Sierra Leone 13, Slovakia 2, St Kitts and Nevis 6, St Vincent and the Grenadines 11, unknown 4) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Latakia, Tartus


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