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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
7.073 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
108 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
51.377 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
784.5 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: high quality system, especially in urban areas like Bangkok
domestic: fixed line system provided by both a government owned and commercial provider; wireless service expanding rapidly and outpacing fixed lines
international: country code - 66; connected to major submarine cable systems providing links throughout Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Pacific Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 238, FM 351, shortwave 6 (2007)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
111 (2006)
Internet country code
Definition
.th
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
973,941 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
14.9 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
8.466 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
129.3 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
106 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 65
over 3,047 m: 8
2,438 to 3,047 m: 11
1,524 to 2,437 m: 23
914 to 1,523 m: 17
under 914 m: 6 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 41
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 12
under 914 m: 28 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
3 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 4,381 km; refined products 320 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 4,071 km
narrow gauge: 4,071 km 1.000-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 62,401 km
paved: 62,176 km
unpaved: 225 km (2006)
Waterways
Definition
4,000 km
note: 3,701 km navigable by boats with drafts up to 0.9 m (2005)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 402 ships (1000 GRT or over) 2,589,752 GRT/3,930,683 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 53, cargo 136, chemical tanker 15, container 22, liquefied gas 30, passenger/cargo 9, petroleum tanker 102, refrigerated cargo 32, specialized tanker 2, vehicle carrier 1
foreign-owned: 14 (China 1, Japan 3, Malaysia 3, Singapore 1, Taiwan 1, UK 5)
registered in other countries: 38 (Bahamas 5, Mongolia 1, Panama 9, Singapore 22, Tuvalu 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Prachuap Port, Si Racha


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