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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
4.217 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
159.6 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
23.82 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
901.8 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern and expanding
domestic: domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations; recent substantial improvement in telephone service in rural areas; substantial increase in digitalization of exchanges and trunk lines; installation of a national interurban fiber-optic network capable of digital multimedia services; fixed-line teledensity is 16 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular subscribership jumped 50 percent in 2006
international: country code - 58; submarine cable systems provide connectivity to the Caribbean, Central and South America, and US; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 PanAmSat; participating with Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia in the construction of an international fiber-optic network
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 201, FM NA (20 in Caracas), shortwave 11 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
66 (plus 45 repeaters) (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.ve
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
126,500 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
4.8 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
4.14 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
156.7 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
390 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 128
over 3,047 m: 5
2,438 to 3,047 m: 10
1,524 to 2,437 m: 34
914 to 1,523 m: 61
under 914 m: 18 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 262
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 15
914 to 1,523 m: 97
under 914 m: 149 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
2 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
extra heavy crude oil 992 km; gas 5,400 km; oil 7,607 km; refined products 1,650 km; unknown (oil/water) 141 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 682 km
standard gauge: 682 km 1.435-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 96,155 km
paved: 32,308 km
unpaved: 63,847 km (1999)
Waterways
Definition
7,100 km
note: Orinoco River (400 km) and Lake de Maracaibo navigable by oceangoing vessels (2005)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 62 ships (1000 GRT or over) 815,971 GRT/1,294,171 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 8, cargo 16, chemical tanker 3, container 1, liquefied gas 5, passenger/cargo 10, petroleum tanker 17, refrigerated cargo 2
foreign-owned: 11 (Chile 1, Denmark 1, Greece 3, Mexico 4, Panama 1, Spain 1)
registered in other countries: 11 (Bahamas 1, Panama 10) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
La Guaira, Maracaibo, Puerto Cabello, Punta Cardon


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