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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
5.04 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
664.8 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
7.418 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
978.4 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: highly developed telecommunications infrastructure with excellent domestic and international services
domestic: ranked among leading countries for fixed-line teledensity and infrastructure; mobile-cellular subscribership roughly 100 per 100 persons; extensive cable and microwave radio relay networks
international: country code - 41; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 4, FM 113 (plus many low-power stations), shortwave 2 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
115 (plus 1,919 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.ch
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
1.405 million (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
185.3 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
4.36 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
575.1 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
65 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 42
over 3,047 m: 3
2,438 to 3,047 m: 4
1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
914 to 1,523 m: 7
under 914 m: 16 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 23
under 914 m: 23 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
2 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 1,781 km; oil 94 km; refined products 7 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 4,839 km
standard gauge: 3,561 km 1.435-m gauge (3,195 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 1,268 km 1.000-m gauge (1,274 km electrified); 10 km 0.800-m gauge (10 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 71,296 km
paved: 71,296 km (includes 1,758 of expressways) (2004)
Waterways
Definition
65 km (Rhine River between Basel-Rheinfelden and Schaffhausen-Bodensee) (2003)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 32 ships (1000 GRT or over) 578,150 GRT/906,042 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 12, cargo 8, chemical tanker 5, container 6, specialized tanker 1
registered in other countries: 116 (Antigua and Barbuda 5, Bahamas 3, Cyprus 3, France 2, Indonesia 3, Italy 5, Liberia 12, Malta 25, Marshall Islands 13, Panama 27, Paraguay 1, Portugal 2, Russia 4, Singapore 2, St Vincent and the Grenadines 6, Tonga 1, UK 1, Vanuatu 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Basel


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