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  Rank Order - Telephones - main lines in use


Countries for which no information is available are not included in this list.
Rank
Country
Telephones - main lines in use
Date of Information
1
World 843,923,500 2003
2
China 263,000,000 2003
3
United States 181,599,900 2003
4
Japan 71,149,000 2002
5
Germany 54,350,000 2003
6
India 48,917,000 2003
7
Brazil 38,810,000 2002
8
Russia 35,500,000 2002
9
United Kingdom 34,898,000 2002
10
France 33,905,400 2003
11
Italy 26,596,000 2003
12
Korea, South 22,877,000 2003
13
Canada 19,950,900 2003
14
Turkey 18,916,700 2003
15
Spain 17,567,500 2003
16
Mexico 15,958,700 2003
17
Iran 14,571,100 2003
18
Taiwan 13,355,000 2003
19
Poland 12,300,000 2003
20
Ukraine 10,833,300 2002
21
Australia 10,815,000 2003
22
Netherlands 10,004,000 2002
23
Colombia 8,768,100 2003
24
Egypt 8,735,700 2003
25
Argentina 8,009,400 2002
26
Indonesia 7,750,000 2002
27
Thailand 6,600,000 2003
28
Sweden 6,579,200 2002
29
Switzerland 5,419,000 2002
30
Greece 5,205,100 2003
31
Belgium 5,120,400 2002
32
South Africa 4,844,000 2002
33
Malaysia 4,571,600 2003
34
Vietnam 4,402,000 2003
35
Romania 4,300,000 2003
36
Portugal 4,278,800 2003
37
Pakistan 3,982,800 2003
38
Austria 3,881,000 2003
39
Hong Kong 3,801,300 2003
40
Hungary 3,666,400 2002
41
Czech Republic 3,626,000 2003
42
Denmark 3,610,100 2003
43
Saudi Arabia 3,502,600 2003
44
Chile 3,467,000 2002
45
Norway 3,343,000 2002
46
Philippines 3,310,900 2002
47
Belarus 3,071,300 2003
48
Israel 3,006,000 2002
49
Bulgaria 2,868,200 2002
50
Venezuela 2,841,800 2002
51
Serbia and Montenegro 2,611,700 2003
52
Finland 2,548,000 2003
53
Algeria 2,199,600 2003
54
Syria 2,099,300 2002
55
Kazakhstan 2,081,900 2002
56
Ireland 1,955,000 2003
57
Singapore 1,896,100 2004
58
Peru 1,839,200 2003
59
Croatia 1,825,000 2002
60
New Zealand 1,765,000 2002
61
Uzbekistan 1,717,100 2003
62
Ecuador 1,549,000 2003
63
Puerto Rico 1,329,500 2002
64
Slovakia 1,294,700 2003
65
Morocco 1,219,200 2003
66
Tunisia 1,163,800 2003
67
United Arab Emirates 1,135,800 2003
68
Costa Rica 1,132,000 2002
69
Korea, North 1,100,000 2001
70
Uruguay 946,500 2002
71
Bosnia and Herzegovina 938,000 2003
72
Azerbaijan 923,800 2002
73
Dominican Republic 901,800 2003
74
Sudan 900,000 2003
75
Sri Lanka 881,400 2002
76
Nigeria 853,100 2003
77
Guatemala 846,000 2002
78
Lithuania 824,200 2003
79
Slovenia 812,300 2003
80
El Salvador 752,600 2003
81
Libya 750,000 2003
82
Bangladesh 740,000 2003
83
Moldova 706,900 2002
84
Lebanon 678,800 2002
85
Iraq 675,000 2003
86
Latvia 653,900 2003
87
Georgia 650,500 2003
88
Jordan 622,600 2003
89
Bolivia 600,100 2003
90
Cuba 574,400 2002
91
Armenia 562,600 2003
92
Macedonia 560,000 2002
93
Yemen 542,200 2002
94
Kuwait 486,900 2003
95
Estonia 475,000 2002
96
Jamaica 444,400 2002
97
Ethiopia 435,000 2003
98
Cyprus 427,400 NA
99
Kyrgyzstan 394,800 2002
100
Panama 386,900 2002
101
Turkmenistan 374,000 2002
102
Nepal 371,800 2003
103
Burma 357,300 2003
104
Luxembourg 355,400 2002
105
Mauritius 348,200 2003
106
Kenya 328,400 2003
107
Cote d'Ivoire 328,000 2003
108
Trinidad and Tobago 325,100 2002
109
Honduras 322,500 2002
110
Ghana 302,300 2003
111
West Bank 301,600 2002
112
Zimbabwe 300,900 2003
113
Reunion 300,000 2001
114
Paraguay 273,200 2002
115
Albania 255,000 2003
116
Tajikistan 242,100 2003
117
Oman 233,900 2002
118
Senegal 228,800 2003
119
Guadeloupe 210,000 2001
120
Malta 208,300 2003
121
Iceland 190,700 2003
122
Bahrain 185,800 2003
123
Qatar 184,500 2003
124
Macau 174,600 2003
125
Martinique 172,000 2001
126
Nicaragua 171,600 2002
127
Tanzania 149,100 2003
128
Botswana 142,400 2002
129
Barbados 134,000 2003
130
Bahamas, The 131,700 2003
131
Haiti 130,000 2002
132
Mongolia 128,000 2002
133
Namibia 127,400 2003
134
Cameroon 110,900 2002
135
Fiji 102,000 2003
136
Somalia 100,000 2002
137
Angola 96,300 2003
138
Gaza Strip 95,729 1997
139
Brunei 90,000 2002
140
Zambia 88,400 2003
141
Cyprus 86,228 NA
142
Malawi 85,000 2003
143
Guam 84,134 2001
144
Mozambique 83,700 2002
145
Netherlands Antilles 81,000 2001
146
Guyana 80,400 2002
147
Suriname 79,800 2003
148
Jersey 73,900 2001
149
Cape Verde 71,700 2003
150
Virgin Islands 69,400 2002
151
Benin 66,500 2003
152
Burkina Faso 65,400 2003
153
Papua New Guinea 62,000 2002
154
Laos 61,900 2002
155
Uganda 61,000 2003
156
Togo 60,600 2003
157
Madagascar 59,600 2003
158
Mali 56,600 2002
159
Bermuda 56,000 2002
160
Guernsey 55,000 2001
161
French Polynesia 52,500 2002
162
New Caledonia 52,000 2002
163
Saint Lucia 51,100 2002
164
French Guiana 51,000 2001
165
Man, Isle of 51,000 1999
166
Swaziland 46,200 2003
167
Gambia, The 38,400 2002
168
Gabon 38,400 2003
169
Eritrea 38,100 2003
170
Antigua and Barbuda 38,000 2002
171
Cayman Islands 38,000 2002
172
Aruba 37,100 2002
173
Cambodia 35,400 2002
174
Andorra 35,000 2001
175
Monaco 33,700 2002
176
Grenada 33,500 2002
177
Belize 33,300 2003
178
Afghanistan 33,100 2002
179
Mauritania 31,500 2002
180
Maldives 28,700 2002
181
Lesotho 28,600 2002
182
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 27,300 2002
183
Guinea 26,200 2003
184
Greenland 26,000 2001
185
Bhutan 25,200 2003
186
Gibraltar 24,512 2002
187
Sierra Leone 24,000 2002
188
Burundi 23,900 2003
189
Dominica 23,700 2002
190
Saint Kitts and Nevis 23,500 2002
191
Rwanda 23,200 2002
192
Faroe Islands 23,000 2002
193
Niger 22,400 2002
194
Seychelles 21,700 2002
195
Northern Mariana Islands 21,000 2000
196
San Marino 20,600 2002
197
Liechtenstein 19,900 2002
198
American Samoa 15,000 2001
199
Comoros 13,200 2003
200
Chad 11,800 2002
201
Samoa 11,800 2002
202
British Virgin Islands 11,700 2002
203
Tonga 11,200 2002
204
Guinea-Bissau 10,600 2003
205
Micronesia, Federated States of 10,100 2001
206
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 10,000 2002
207
Mayotte 10,000 2001
208
Equatorial Guinea 9,600 2003
209
Djibouti 9,500 2003
210
Central African Republic 9,000 2002
211
Congo, Republic of the 7,000 2003
212
Sao Tome and Principe 7,000 2003
213
Liberia 7,000 2001
214
Palau 6,700 2002
215
Solomon Islands 6,600 2002
216
Vanuatu 6,500 2003
217
Anguilla 6,200 2002
218
Cook Islands 6,200 2002
219
Turks and Caicos Islands 5,700 2002
220
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 4,800 2002
221
Kiribati 4,500 2002
222
Marshall Islands 4,500 2003
223
Norfolk Island 2,532 2004
224
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 2,400 2002
225
Saint Helena 2,200 2002
226
Nauru 1,900 2002
227
Wallis and Futuna 1,900 2002
228
Niue 1,100 2002
229
Tuvalu 700 2002
230
Tokelau 300 2002
231
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 287 1992
232
Pitcairn Islands 1 2004
233
Antarctica 0 2001

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