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

Description: The map displayed here shows how Telephones - main lines in use varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

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 bar chart

 

Country NameTelephones - main lines in useYear of Estimate
China278,860,0002012
United States139,000,0002012
Japan64,273,0002012
Germany50,700,0002012
Brazil44,300,0002012
Russia42,900,0002012
France39,290,0002012
Indonesia37,983,0002012
United Kingdom33,010,0002012
India31,080,0002012
Korea, South30,100,0002012
Iran28,760,0002012
Italy21,656,0002012
Mexico20,220,0002012
Spain19,220,0002012
Canada18,010,0002012
Taiwan15,998,0002012
Turkey13,860,0002012
Ukraine12,182,0002012
Australia10,470,0002012
Vietnam10,191,0002012
Argentina10,000,0002012
Egypt8,557,0002012
Venezuela7,650,0002012
Netherlands7,086,0002012
Thailand6,391,0002012
Colombia6,291,0002012
Poland6,125,0002012
Pakistan5,803,0002012
Greece5,461,0002012
Saudi Arabia4,800,0002012
Romania4,680,0002012
Belgium4,631,0002012
Malaysia4,589,0002012
Portugal4,558,0002012
Syria4,425,0002012
Belarus4,407,0002012
Switzerland4,382,0002012
Hong Kong4,362,0002012
Kazakhstan4,340,0002012
Sweden4,321,0002012
South Africa4,030,0002012
Philippines3,939,0002012
Israel3,594,0002012
Peru3,420,0002012
Austria3,342,0002012
Morocco3,280,0002012
Chile3,276,0002012
Algeria3,200,0002012
Serbia2,977,0002012
Hungary2,960,0002012
Sri Lanka2,796,0002013
Denmark2,431,0002012
Ecuador2,310,0002012
Bulgaria2,253,0002012
Czech Republic2,100,0002012
Ireland2,007,0002012
Singapore1,990,0002012
United Arab Emirates1,967,0002012
Uzbekistan1,963,0002012
New Zealand1,880,0002012
Iraq1,870,0002012
Guatemala1,744,0002012
Azerbaijan1,734,0002012
Croatia1,640,0002012
Norway1,465,0002012
Georgia1,276,0002012
Cuba1,217,0002012
Moldova1,206,0002012
Korea, North1,180,0002011
Tunisia1,105,0002012
Yemen1,100,0002012
Dominican Republic1,065,0002012
El Salvador1,060,0002012
Costa Rica1,018,0002012
Uruguay1,010,0002012
Slovakia975,0002012
Bangladesh962,0002012
Finland890,0002012
Bolivia880,6002012
Bosnia and Herzegovina878,0002012
Lebanon878,0002012
Nepal834,0002013
Slovenia825,0008012
Libya814,0002012
Ethiopia797,5002012
Puerto Rico780,2002012
Cameroon737,4002012
Lithuania667,3002012
Panama640,0002012
Honduras610,0002012
Cambodia584,0002012
Armenia584,0002012
Turkmenistan575,0002012
Burma556,0002012
Kuwait510,0002012
Latvia501,0002012
Kyrgyzstan489,0002012
Estonia448,2002012
Jordan435,0002012
Sudan425,0002012
Nigeria418,2002012
Macedonia407,9002012
Tajikistan393,0002012
Paraguay376,0002012
Mauritius349,1002012
Senegal338,2002012
Qatar327,0002012
Nicaragua320,0002012
Uganda315,0002012
Albania312,0002012
Oman305,0002012
Angola303,0002012
Zimbabwe301,6002012
Bahrain290,0002012
Trinidad and Tobago287,0002012
Ghana285,0002012
Cote d'Ivoire268,0002012
Luxembourg266,7002012
Jamaica265,0002011
Kenya251,6002012
Malta229,7002012
Malawi227,3002012
Togo225,0002012
Iceland189,0002012
Mongolia176,7002012
Namibia171,0002012
Montenegro163,0002012
Macau162,5002012
Tanzania161,1002011
Botswana160,5002012
Benin156,7002012
Guyana154,2002012
Barbados144,0002012
Madagascar143,7002012
Burkina Faso141,4002012
Papua New Guinea139,0002012
Bahamas, The137,0002012
Mali112,0002012
Laos112,0002012
Niger100,5002012
Somalia100,0002012
Fiji88,4002012
Mozambique88,1002012
Suriname83,0002012
Zambia82,5002012
New Caledonia80,0002012
Brunei70,9332012
Cape Verde70,2002012
Mauritania65,1002012
Gambia, The64,2002012
Eritrea60,0002012
Congo, Democratic Republic of the58,2002012
Haiti50,0002012
Swaziland48,6002012
Monaco44,5002012
Rwanda44,4002012
Lesotho43,1002012
Andorra39,0002012
Cayman Islands37,4002012
Saint Lucia36,8002012
Samoa35,3002010
Antigua and Barbuda35,0002012
Tonga30,0002012
Chad29,9002012
Seychelles28,9002012
Grenada28,5002012
Bhutan27,0002012
Belize25,4002012
Comoros24,0002012
Liechtenstein20,0002012
Saint Kitts and Nevis20,0002012
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines19,4002012
Greenland18,9002012
San Marino18,7002012
Sierra Leone18,0002012
Guinea18,0002012
Djibouti18,0002012
Burundi17,4002012
Gabon17,0002012
Equatorial Guinea14,9002012
Congo, Republic of the14,9002012
Dominica14,6002012
Afghanistan13,5002012
Kiribati9,0002012
Solomon Islands8,0602012
Sao Tome and Principe8,0002012
Palau7,3002012
Vanuatu5,8002012
Central African Republic5,6002012
Guinea-Bissau5,0002012
Liberia3,2002011
East Timor3,0002012
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)1,9802012
Nauru1,9002009
Tuvalu1,4502012