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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
169,135 (2007)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
4.2 (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
9.358 million (2008)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
232.7 (2008)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: telecommunications services are inadequate; system operating below capacity and being modernized for better service; small aperture terminal (VSAT) system under construction
domestic: fixed-line telephone network inadequate with less than 1 connection per 100 persons; mobile-cellular service, aided by multiple providers, is increasing; trunk service provided by open-wire, microwave radio relay, tropospheric scatter, and fiber-optic cable; some links being made digital
international: country code - 255; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 12, FM 11, shortwave 2 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
3 (1999)
Internet country code
Definition
.tz
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
20,757 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.5 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
384,300 (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
9.6 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
124 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 10
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 5
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 114
1,524 to 2,437 m: 17
914 to 1,523 m: 63
under 914 m: 34 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 287 km; oil 891 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 3,690 km
narrow gauge: 969 km 1.067-m gauge; 2,721 km 1.000-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 78,891 km
paved: 6,808 km
unpaved: 72,083 km (2003)
Waterways
Definition
Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, and Lake Nyasa principal avenues of commerce with neighboring countries; rivers not navigable (2005)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 9 ships (1000 GRT or over) 24,801 GRT/31,507 DWT
by type: cargo 1, passenger/cargo 4, petroleum tanker 4
registered in other countries: 1 (Honduras 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Dar es Salaam


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