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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
93,400 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
8 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
2.639 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
226.1 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: facilities are aging but still among the best in Sub-Saharan Africa
domestic: high-capacity microwave radio relay connects most larger towns and cities; several cellular telephone services in operation and network coverage is improving; Internet service is widely available; very small aperture terminal (VSAT) networks are operated by private firms
international: country code - 260; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 1 Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 19, FM 5, shortwave 4 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
9 (2001)
Internet country code
Definition
.zm
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
7,423 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.6 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
334,800 (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
28.7 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
107 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 9
over 3,047 m: 1
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 2 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 98
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 64
under 914 m: 29 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
oil 771 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,157 km
narrow gauge: 2,157 km 1.067-m gauge
note: includes 891 km of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 91,440 km
paved: 20,117 km
unpaved: 71,323 km (2001)
Waterways
Definition
2,250 km (includes Lake Tanganyika and the Zambezi and Luapula rivers) (2005)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Mpulungu


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