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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
33.602 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
551.4 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
69.657 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
1,143 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: technologically advanced domestic and international system
domestic: equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems
international: country code - 44; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and US; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at least 8 large international switching centers
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 219, FM 431, shortwave 3 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
228 (plus 3,523 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.uk
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
5.118 million (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
84 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
33.534 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
550.2 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
449 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 310
over 3,047 m: 8
2,438 to 3,047 m: 33
1,524 to 2,437 m: 131
914 to 1,523 m: 79
under 914 m: 59 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 139
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 23
under 914 m: 113 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
11 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
condensate 567 km; condensate/gas 22 km; gas 18,980 km; liquid petroleum gas 59 km; oil 4,930 km; oil/gas/water 165 km; refined products 4,444 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 16,567 km
broad gauge: 303 km 1.600-m gauge (in Northern Ireland)
standard gauge: 16,264 km 1.435-m gauge (5,361 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 388,008 km
paved: 388,008 km (includes 3,520 km of expressways) (2005)
Waterways
Definition
3,200 km (620 km used for commerce) (2003)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 510 ships (1000 GRT or over) 13,158,937 GRT/13,847,431 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 32, cargo 68, carrier 4, chemical tanker 60, container 178, liquefied gas 18, passenger 10, passenger/cargo 64, petroleum tanker 22, refrigerated cargo 13, roll on/roll off 24, vehicle carrier 17
foreign-owned: 262 (Australia 3, Cyprus 2, Denmark 58, Finland 1, France 21, Germany 76, Hong Kong 2, Ireland 1, Italy 5, Japan 3, Norway 30, NZ 1, Singapore 2, South Africa 4, Sweden 17, Switzerland 1, Taiwan 11, Turkey 2, UAE 9, US 13)
registered in other countries: 355 (Algeria 14, Antigua and Barbuda 8, Argentina 4, Australia 5, Bahamas 54, Barbados 8, Belize 5, Bermuda 2, Brunei 1, Cape Verde 1, Cayman Islands 4, Cyprus 20, Gibraltar 2, Greece 16, Hong Kong 38, India 2, Italy 7, Liberia 22, Luxembourg 8, Malta 19, Marshall Islands 17, Netherlands 3, Norway 5, Panama 50, Singapore 13, Slovakia 1, South Korea 1, St Kitts and Nevis 1, St Vincent and the Grenadines 14, Sweden 2, Thailand 5, Tonga 1, US 1, unknown 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Dover, Felixstowe, Immingham, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Teesport (England), Forth Ports, Hound Point (Scotland), Milford Haven (Wales)


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