Country Comparison > Telephones - main lines in use

RankCountryTelephones - main lines in use
1China278,860,000
2United States139,000,000
3Japan64,273,000
4Germany50,700,000
5Brazil44,300,000
6Russia42,900,000
7France39,290,000
8Indonesia37,983,000
9United Kingdom33,010,000
10India31,080,000
11Korea, South30,100,000
12Iran28,760,000
13Italy21,656,000
14Mexico20,220,000
15Spain19,220,000
16Canada18,010,000
17Taiwan15,998,000
18Turkey13,860,000
19Ukraine12,182,000
20Australia10,470,000
21Vietnam10,191,000
22Argentina10,000,000
23Egypt8,557,000
24Venezuela7,650,000
25Netherlands7,086,000
26Thailand6,391,000
27Colombia6,291,000
28Poland6,125,000
29Pakistan5,803,000
30Greece5,461,000
31Saudi Arabia4,800,000
32Romania4,680,000
33Belgium4,631,000
34Malaysia4,589,000
35Portugal4,558,000
36Syria4,425,000
37Belarus4,407,000
38Switzerland4,382,000
39Hong Kong4,362,000
40Kazakhstan4,340,000
41Sweden4,321,000
42South Africa4,030,000
43Philippines3,939,000
44Israel3,594,000
45Peru3,420,000
46Austria3,342,000
47Morocco3,280,000
48Chile3,276,000
49Algeria3,200,000
50Serbia2,977,000
51Hungary2,960,000
52Sri Lanka2,796,000
53Denmark2,431,000
54Ecuador2,310,000
55Bulgaria2,253,000
56Czech Republic2,100,000
57Ireland2,007,000
58Singapore1,990,000
59United Arab Emirates1,967,000
60Uzbekistan1,963,000
61New Zealand1,880,000
62Iraq1,870,000
63Guatemala1,744,000
64Azerbaijan1,734,000
65Croatia1,640,000
66Norway1,465,000
67Georgia1,276,000
68Cuba1,217,000
69Moldova1,206,000
70Korea, North1,180,000
71Tunisia1,105,000
72Yemen1,100,000
73Dominican Republic1,065,000
74El Salvador1,060,000
75Costa Rica1,018,000
76Uruguay1,010,000
77Slovakia975,000
78Bangladesh962,000
79Finland890,000
80Bolivia880,600
81Bosnia and Herzegovina878,000
82Lebanon878,000
83Nepal834,000
84Slovenia825,000
85Libya814,000
86Ethiopia797,500
87Puerto Rico780,200
88Cameroon737,400
89Lithuania667,300
90Panama640,000
91Honduras610,000
92Cambodia584,000
93Armenia584,000
94Turkmenistan575,000
95Burma556,000
96Kuwait510,000
97Latvia501,000
98Kyrgyzstan489,000
99Estonia448,200
100Jordan435,000
101Sudan425,000
102Nigeria418,200
103Macedonia407,900
104Gaza Strip406,000
105West Bank406,000
106Tajikistan393,000
107Paraguay376,000
108Mauritius349,100
109Senegal338,200
110Qatar327,000
111Nicaragua320,000
112Uganda315,000
113Albania312,000
114Oman305,000
115Angola303,000
116Zimbabwe301,600
117Bahrain290,000
118Trinidad and Tobago287,000
119Ghana285,000
120Cote d'Ivoire268,000
121Luxembourg266,700
122Jamaica265,000
123Kenya251,600
124Malta229,700
125Malawi227,300
126Togo225,000
127Iceland189,000
128Mongolia176,700
129Namibia171,000
130Montenegro163,000
131Macau162,500
132Tanzania161,100
133Botswana160,500
134Benin156,700
135Guyana154,200
136Barbados144,000
137Madagascar143,700
138Burkina Faso141,400
139Papua New Guinea139,000
140Bahamas, The137,000
141Mali112,000
142Laos112,000
143Kosovo106,300
144Niger100,500
145Somalia100,000
146Fiji88,400
147Mozambique88,100
148Suriname83,000
149Zambia82,500
150New Caledonia80,000
151Virgin Islands75,800
152Jersey73,800
153Brunei70,933
154Cape Verde70,200
155Bermuda69,000
156Guam67,000
157Mauritania65,100
158Gambia, The64,200
159Eritrea60,000
160Congo, Democratic Republic of the58,200
161French Polynesia55,000
162Haiti50,000
163Swaziland48,600
164Guernsey45,100
165Monaco44,500
166Rwanda44,400
167Lesotho43,100
168Aruba43,000
169Andorra39,000
170Cayman Islands37,400
171Saint Lucia36,800
172Samoa35,300
173Antigua and Barbuda35,000
174Tonga30,000
175Chad29,900
176Seychelles28,900
177Grenada28,500
178Bhutan27,000
179Belize25,400
180Comoros24,000
181Faroe Islands24,000
182Maldives23,140
183Gibraltar23,100
184Liechtenstein20,000
185Saint Kitts and Nevis20,000
186Saint Vincent and the Grenadines19,400
187Greenland18,900
188San Marino18,700
189Sierra Leone18,000
190Djibouti18,000
191Guinea18,000
192Burundi17,400
193Gabon17,000
194Equatorial Guinea14,900
195Congo, Republic of the14,900
196Dominica14,600
197Afghanistan13,500
198British Virgin Islands12,268
199American Samoa10,000
200Kiribati9,000
201Micronesia, Federated States of8,400
202Solomon Islands8,060
203Sao Tome and Principe8,000
204Palau7,300
205Cook Islands7,200
206Anguilla6,000
207Vanuatu5,800
208Central African Republic5,600
209Guinea-Bissau5,000
210Saint Pierre and Miquelon4,800
211Marshall Islands4,400
212Liberia3,200
213Montserrat3,000
214Saint Helena3,000
215East Timor3,000
216South Sudan2,200
217Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)1,980
218Nauru1,900
219Tuvalu1,450

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, 2014

See also: Telephones - main lines in use map

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