Country Comparison > Telephones - main lines in use

RankCountryTelephones - main lines in use
1China285,115,000
2United States151,000,000
3Germany45,600,000
4Russia44,959,000
5Brazil43,026,000
6Japan40,419,000
7Indonesia37,960,000
8France36,154,000
9India35,090,000
10United Kingdom33,320,000
11Korea, South28,543,000
12Iran26,849,000
13Italy21,600,000
14Spain19,904,000
15Mexico19,892,000
16Canada16,438,000
17Taiwan16,433,000
18Vietnam16,400,000
19Turkey16,202,000
20Ukraine12,941,000
21Australia10,540,000
22Argentina10,140,000
23Egypt9,618,000
24Poland9,451,000
25Netherlands7,169,000
26Colombia7,127,000
27Venezuela7,083,000
28Thailand7,009,000
29Philippines6,783,000
30Greece5,203,000
31Sweden5,014,000
32Belgium4,631,000
33Malaysia4,573,000
34Romania4,500,000
35Portugal4,485,000
36Switzerland4,378,000
37Hong Kong4,345,000
38South Africa4,225,000
39Belarus4,208,000
40Saudi Arabia4,166,000
41Syria4,069,000
42Kazakhstan4,011,000
43Morocco3,749,000
44Sri Lanka3,579,000
45Pakistan3,419,000
46Austria3,388,000
47Chile3,366,000
48Israel3,276,000
49Peru3,160,000
50Serbia3,110,000
51Algeria3,059,000
52Hungary2,977,000
53Denmark2,515,000
54Bulgaria2,311,000
55Ecuador2,211,000
56Czech Republic2,202,000
57Ireland2,078,000
58Singapore1,984,000
59New Zealand1,870,000
60Uzbekistan1,864,000
61Croatia1,761,000
62Norway1,702,000
63Azerbaijan1,684,000
64Bangladesh1,600,000
65Iraq1,600,000
66Guatemala1,499,000
67Costa Rica1,491,000
68United Arab Emirates1,480,000
69Tunisia1,290,000
70Finland1,250,000
71Libya1,228,000
72Cuba1,193,000
73Korea, North1,180,000
74Moldova1,161,000
75Slovakia1,099,000
76Nigeria1,050,000
77Yemen1,046,000
78Dominican Republic1,044,000
79El Salvador1,000,000
80Uruguay962,200
81Bosnia and Herzegovina955,900
82Slovenia913,600
83Ethiopia908,900
84Puerto Rico891,900
85Lebanon887,800
86Bolivia879,800
87Nepal841,700
88Lithuania733,700
89Honduras669,500
90Cameroon669,000
91Georgia597,000
92Armenia577,500
93Kuwait566,300
94Panama553,100
95Latvia532,100
96Cambodia530,000
97Burma521,100
98Turkmenistan520,000
99Kyrgyzstan502,200
100Jordan485,000
101Estonia482,200
102Kenya460,100
103Macedonia413,100
104Paraguay405,000
105Mauritius387,700
106Zimbabwe379,000
107Sudan374,700
108Tajikistan367,700
109Senegal341,900
110Albania338,800
111Gaza Strip337,000
112West Bank337,000
113Uganda327,100
114Angola303,200
115Qatar298,100
116Trinidad and Tobago293,300
117Oman283,900
118Ghana277,900
119Bahrain276,500
120Luxembourg272,400
121Cote d'Ivoire268,200
122Jamaica263,100
123Nicaragua258,000
124Malta247,300
125Togo213,800
126Iceland204,000
127Mongolia193,200
128Tanzania174,500
129Madagascar172,200
130Montenegro169,500
131Macau167,500
132Malawi160,100
133Benin152,700
134Namibia152,000
135Guyana149,900
136Botswana149,600
137Burkina Faso141,500
138Barbados140,700
139Fiji137,000
140Bahamas, The133,000
141Papua New Guinea121,200
142Mali114,400
143Kosovo106,300
144Laos103,100
145Somalia100,000
146Zambia90,100
147Mozambique88,100
148Suriname85,000
149Niger83,600
150Brunei79,800
151Virgin Islands75,800
152Cape Verde74,500
153Jersey73,800
154New Caledonia72,200
155Mauritania71,600
156Guam65,500
157Bermuda57,800
158French Polynesia54,900
159Eritrea54,200
160Isle of Man51,000
161Haiti50,000
162Gambia, The48,800
163Maldives48,000
164Guernsey45,100
165Swaziland44,000
166Congo, Democratic Republic of the42,000
167Saint Lucia41,100
168Rwanda39,700
169Lesotho38,800
170Andorra38,400
171Cayman Islands37,200
172Antigua and Barbuda35,500
173Samoa35,300
174Aruba35,000
175Monaco34,100
176Burundi32,600
177Chad31,200
178Tonga31,000
179Gabon30,400
180Belize28,800
181Grenada28,400
182Bhutan27,500
183British Virgin Islands26,800
184Northern Mariana Islands25,500
185Gibraltar24,000
186Comoros23,600
187Seychelles22,000
188Greenland21,800
189San Marino21,700
190Saint Vincent and the Grenadines21,700
191Saint Kitts and Nevis20,600
192Faroe Islands20,200
193Liechtenstein19,600
194Djibouti18,400
195Guinea18,000
196Dominica15,500
197Sierra Leone14,000
198Equatorial Guinea13,500
199Afghanistan13,500
200American Samoa10,400
201Congo, Republic of the10,000
202Micronesia, Federated States of8,500
203Solomon Islands8,400
204Sao Tome and Principe7,700
205Cook Islands7,200
206Palau7,000
207Anguilla6,200
208Liberia5,900
209Sint Maarten5,153
210Holy See (Vatican City)5,120
211Guinea-Bissau5,000
212Vanuatu5,000
213Saint Pierre and Miquelon4,800
214Marshall Islands4,400
215Kiribati4,100
216Turks and Caicos Islands3,700
217Wallis and Futuna3,100
218Saint Helena3,000
219Montserrat2,600
220Norfolk Island2,532
221East Timor2,400
222Central African Republic2,300
223Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)2,000
224Nauru1,900
225Tuvalu1,600
226Niue1,200
227Tokelau300
228Cocos (Keeling) Islands287
229Pitcairn Islands1

Definition: This entry gives the total number of main telephone lines in use.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Telephones - main lines in use map

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