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  Field Listing - Telephones - main lines in use


Country
Telephones - main lines in use
Afghanistan 33,100 (2002)
Albania 255,000 (2003)
Algeria 2,199,600 (2003)
American Samoa 15,000 (2001)
Andorra 35,000 (2001)
Angola 96,300 (2003)
Anguilla 6,200 (2002)
Antarctica 0
note: information for US bases only (2001)
Antigua and Barbuda 38,000 (2002)
Argentina 8,009,400 (2002)
Armenia 562,600 (2003)
Aruba 37,100 (2002)
Australia 10.815 million (2003)
Austria 3.881 million (2003)
Azerbaijan 923,800 (2002)
Bahamas, The 131,700 (2003)
Bahrain 185,800 (2003)
Bangladesh 740,000 (2003)
Barbados 134,000 (2003)
Belarus 3,071,300 (2003)
Belgium 5,120,400 (2002)
Belize 33,300 (2003)
Benin 66,500 (2003)
Bermuda 56,000 (2002)
Bhutan 25,200 (2003)
Bolivia 600,100 (2003)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 938,000 (2003)
Botswana 142,400 (2002)
Brazil 38.81 million (2002)
British Indian Ocean Territory NA
British Virgin Islands 11,700 (2002)
Brunei 90,000 (2002)
Bulgaria 2,868,200 (2002)
Burkina Faso 65,400 (2003)
Burma 357,300 (2003)
Burundi 23,900 (2003)
Cambodia 35,400 (2002)
Cameroon 110,900 (2002)
Canada 19,950,900 (2003)
Cape Verde 71,700 (2003)
Cayman Islands 38,000 (2002)
Central African Republic 9,000 (2002)
Chad 11,800 (2002)
Chile 3.467 million (2002)
China 263 million (2003)
Christmas Island NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 287 (1992)
Colombia 8,768,100 (2003)
Comoros 13,200 (2003)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 10,000 (2002)
Congo, Republic of the 7,000 (2003)
Cook Islands 6,200 (2002)
Costa Rica 1.132 million (2002)
Cote d'Ivoire 328,000 (2003)
Croatia 1.825 million (2002)
Cuba 574,400 (2002)
Cyprus Greek Cypriot area: 427,400 (2002); Turkish Cypriot area: 86,228 (2002)
Czech Republic 3.626 million (2003)
Denmark 3,610,100 (2003)
Djibouti 9,500 (2003)
Dominica 23,700 (2002)
Dominican Republic 901,800 (2003)
East Timor NA
Ecuador 1.549 million (2003)
Egypt 8,735,700 (2003)
El Salvador 752,600 (2003)
Equatorial Guinea 9,600 (2003)
Eritrea 38,100 (2003)
Estonia 475,000 (2002)
Ethiopia 435,000 (2003)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 2,400 (2002)
Faroe Islands 23,000 (2002)
Fiji 102,000 (2003)
Finland 2.548 million (2003)
France 33,905,400 (2003)
French Guiana 51,000 (2001)
French Polynesia 52,500 (2002)
Gabon 38,400 (2003)
Gambia, The 38,400 (2002)
Gaza Strip 95,729 (total for Gaza Strip and West Bank) (1997)
Georgia 650,500 (2003)
Germany 54.35 million (2003)
Ghana 302,300 (2003)
Gibraltar 24,512 (2002)
Greece 5,205,100 (2003)
Greenland 26,000 (2001)
Grenada 33,500 (2002)
Guadeloupe 210,000 (2001)
Guam 84,134 (2001)
Guatemala 846,000 (2002)
Guernsey 55,000 (2001)
Guinea 26,200 (2003)
Guinea-Bissau 10,600 (2003)
Guyana 80,400 (2002)
Haiti 130,000 (2002)
Holy See (Vatican City) NA
Honduras 322,500 (2002)
Hong Kong 3,801,300 (2003)
Hungary 3,666,400 (2002)
Iceland 190,700 (2003)
India 48.917 million (2003)
Indonesia 7.75 million (2002)
Iran 14,571,100 (2003)
Iraq 675,000; note - an unknown number of telephone lines were damaged or destroyed during the March-April 2003 war (2003)
Ireland 1.955 million (2003)
Israel 3.006 million (2002)
Italy 26.596 million (2003)
Jamaica 444,400 (2002)
Japan 71.149 million (2002)
Jersey 73,900 (2001)
Jordan 622,600 (2003)
Kazakhstan 2,081,900 (2002)
Kenya 328,400 (2003)
Kiribati 4,500 (2002)
Korea, North 1.1 million (2001)
Korea, South 22.877 million (2003)
Kuwait 486,900 (2003)
Kyrgyzstan 394,800 (2002)
Laos 61,900 (2002)
Latvia 653,900 (2003)
Lebanon 678,800 (2002)
Lesotho 28,600 (2002)
Liberia 7,000 (2001)
Libya 750,000 (2003)
Liechtenstein 19,900 (2002)
Lithuania 824,200 (2003)
Luxembourg 355,400 (2002)
Macau 174,600 (2003)
Macedonia 560,000 (2002)
Madagascar 59,600 (2003)
Malawi 85,000 (2003)
Malaysia 4,571,600 (2003)
Maldives 28,700 (2002)
Mali 56,600 (2002)
Malta 208,300 (2003)
Man, Isle of 51,000 (1999)
Marshall Islands 4,500 (2003)
Martinique 172,000 est (2001)
Mauritania 31,500 (2002)
Mauritius 348,200 (2003)
Mayotte 10,000 (2001)
Mexico 15,958,700 (2003)
Micronesia, Federated States of 10,100 (2001)
Moldova 706,900 (2002)
Monaco 33,700 (2002)
Mongolia 128,000 (2002)
Montserrat NA
Morocco 1,219,200 (2003)
Mozambique 83,700 (2002)
Namibia 127,400 (2003)
Nauru 1,900 (2002)
Nepal 371,800 (2003)
Netherlands 10.004 million (2002)
Netherlands Antilles 81,000 (2001)
New Caledonia 52,000 (2002)
New Zealand 1.765 million (2002)
Nicaragua 171,600 (2002)
Niger 22,400 (2002)
Nigeria 853,100 (2003)
Niue 1,100 est (2002)
Norfolk Island 2,532; note: a mix of analog (2500) and digital (32) circuits (2004)
Northern Mariana Islands 21,000 (2000)
Norway 3.343 million (2002)
Oman 233,900 (2002)
Pakistan 3,982,800 (2003)
Palau 6,700 (2002)
Panama 386,900 (2002)
Papua New Guinea 62,000 (2002)
Paraguay 273,200 (2002)
Peru 1,839,200 (2003)
Philippines 3,310,900 (2002)
Pitcairn Islands 1 (there are 17 telephones on one party line); (2004)
Poland 12.3 million (2003)
Portugal 4,278,800 (2003)
Puerto Rico 1,329,500 (2002)
Qatar 184,500 (2003)
Reunion 300,000 est (2001)
Romania 4.3 million (2003)
Russia 35.5 million (2002)
Rwanda 23,200 (2002)
Saint Helena 2,200 (2002)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 23,500 (2002)
Saint Lucia 51,100 (2002)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 4,800 (2002)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 27,300 (2002)
Samoa 11,800 (2002)
San Marino 20,600 (2002)
Sao Tome and Principe 7,000 (2003)
Saudi Arabia 3,502,600 (2003)
Senegal 228,800 (2003)
Serbia and Montenegro 2,611,700 (2003)
Seychelles 21,700 (2002)
Sierra Leone 24,000 (2002)
Singapore 1,896,100 (2004)
Slovakia 1,294,700 (2003)
Slovenia 812,300 (2003)
Solomon Islands 6,600 (2002)
Somalia 100,000 est (2002)
South Africa 4.844 million (2002)
Spain 17,567,500 (2003)
Sri Lanka 881,400 (2002)
Sudan 900,000 (2003)
Suriname 79,800 (2003)
Svalbard NA
Swaziland 46,200 (2003)
Sweden 6,579,200 (2002)
Switzerland 5.419 million (2002)
Syria 2,099,300 (2002)
Taiwan 13.355 million (2003)
Tajikistan 242,100 (2003)
Tanzania 149,100 (2003)
Thailand 6.6 million (2003)
Togo 60,600 (2003)
Tokelau 300 (2002)
Tonga 11,200 (2002)
Trinidad and Tobago 325,100 (2002)
Tunisia 1,163,800 (2003)
Turkey 18,916,700 (2003)
Turkmenistan 374,000 (2002)
Turks and Caicos Islands 5,700 (2002)
Tuvalu 700 (2002)
Uganda 61,000 (2003)
Ukraine 10,833,300 (2002)
United Arab Emirates 1,135,800 (2003)
United Kingdom 34.898 million (2002)
United States 181,599,900 (2003)
Uruguay 946,500 (2002)
Uzbekistan 1,717,100 (2003)
Vanuatu 6,500 (2003)
Venezuela 2,841,800 (2002)
Vietnam 4.402 million (2003)
Virgin Islands 69,400 (2002)
Wallis and Futuna 1,900 (2002)
West Bank 301,600 (total for West Bank and Gaza Strip) (2002)
Western Sahara about 2,000 (1999 est.)
World 843,923,500 (2003)
Yemen 542,200 (2002)
Zambia 88,400 (2003)
Zimbabwe 300,900 (2003)

This page was last updated on 30 November, 2004


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