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Burkina Faso:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
94,800 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
6.2 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
1.611 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
105.5 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: services only fair; in 2006 the government sold a 51 percent stake in the national telephone company and ultimately plans to retain only a 23 percent stake in the company; fixed-line connections stand at less than 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage, fostered by multiple providers, is increasing rapidly from a low base
domestic: microwave radio relay, open-wire, and radiotelephone communication stations
international: country code - 226; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 2, FM 26, shortwave 3
Television broadcast stations
Definition
3 (1 national, 2 private)
Internet country code
Definition
.bf
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
193 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
80,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
5.2 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
33 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 2
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 31
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 11
under 914 m: 17 (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 622 km
narrow gauge: 622 km 1.000-m gauge
note: another 660 km of this railway extends into Cote D'Ivoire (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 92,495 km
paved: 3,857 km
unpaved: 88,638 km (2004)


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