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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
1.268 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
122.1 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
7.842 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
755.2 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: above the African average and continuing to be upgraded; key centers are Sfax, Sousse, Bizerte, and Tunis; Internet access available
domestic: in an effort jumpstart expansion of the fixed-line network, the government has awarded a concession to build and operate a VSAT network with international connectivity; competition between the two mobile-cellular service providers has resulted in lower activation and usage charges and a strong surge in subscribership; overall fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity is about 85 telephones per 100 persons
international: country code - 216; a landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable system that provides links to Europe, Middle East, and Asia; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria and Libya; participant in Medarabtel; 2 international gateway digital switches
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 7, FM 38, shortwave 2 (2007)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
26 (plus 76 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.tn
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
1,163 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.295 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
124.7 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
30 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 14
over 3,047 m: 3
2,438 to 3,047 m: 6
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 3 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 16
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 7
under 914 m: 7 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 2,665 km; oil 1,235 km; refined products 353 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,153 km
standard gauge: 471 km 1.435-m gauge
narrow gauge: 1,674 km 1.000-m gauge (65 km electrified)
dual gauge: 8 km 1.435 m and 1.000-m gauges (three rails) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 19,232 km
paved: 12,655 km (includes 262 km of expressways)
unpaved: 6,577 km (2004)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 7 ships (1000 GRT or over) 118,908 GRT/72,506 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 1, cargo 1, chemical tanker 1, passenger/cargo 4
registered in other countries: 1 (Panama 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Bizerte, Gabes, La Goulette, Rades, Sfax, Skhira


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