Country Comparison > Telephones - main lines in use

RankCountryTelephones - main lines in use
1China230,996,000
2United States121,991,000
3Germany45,352,000
4France38,929,000
5United Kingdom33,613,000
6India25,518,000
7Indonesia22,386,000
8Canada15,902,000
9Australia9,080,000
10Vietnam5,900,000
11Thailand5,309,000
12Romania4,270,000
13Poland4,245,000
14Switzerland4,140,000
15Syria4,082,000
16Israel3,412,000
17Philippines3,039,000
18Iraq1,997,000
19New Zealand1,850,000
20Yemen1,195,000
21Korea, North1,180,000
22Gaza Strip406,500
23West Bank406,500
24Wallis and Futuna100
25Samoa100
26Swaziland100
27Virgin Islands100
28Namibia100
29Ukraine100
30Zambia100
31Zimbabwe100
32United Arab Emirates100
33Trinidad and Tobago100
34Burkina Faso100
35Uruguay100
36Uzbekistan100
37Saint Vincent and the Grenadines100
38Venezuela100
39British Virgin Islands100
40Tajikistan100
41Tokelau100
42Tonga100
43Togo100
44Sao Tome and Principe100
45Tunisia100
46East Timor100
47Turkey100
48Tuvalu100
49Taiwan100
50Turkmenistan100
51Tanzania100
52Uganda100
53Haiti100
54Hong Kong100
55Honduras100
56Croatia100
57Hungary100
58Iceland100
59Italy100
60Cote d'Ivoire100
61Iran100
62Cambodia100
63Chad100
64Sri Lanka100
65Congo, Republic of the100
66Congo, Democratic Republic of the100
67Guam100
68Greece100
69Guatemala100
70Guinea100
71Guyana100
72Gambia, The100
73Gabon100
74Georgia100
75Ghana100
76Gibraltar100
77Grenada100
78Guernsey100
79Greenland100
80Aruba100
81Antigua and Barbuda100
82Afghanistan100
83Algeria100
84Azerbaijan100
85Albania100
86Armenia100
87Andorra100
88Angola100
89American Samoa100
90Argentina100
91Austria100
92Anguilla100
93Bahrain100
94Barbados100
95Botswana100
96Bermuda100
97Belgium100
98Bahamas, The100
99Bangladesh100
100Belize100
101Bosnia and Herzegovina100
102Bolivia100
103Burma100
104Benin100
105Belarus100
106Solomon Islands100
107Brazil100
108Bhutan100
109Bulgaria100
110Brunei100
111Burundi100
112Chile100
113Cayman Islands100
114Cameroon100
115Comoros100
116Colombia100
117Costa Rica100
118Central African Republic100
119Cuba100
120Cape Verde100
121Cook Islands100
122Denmark100
123Djibouti100
124Dominica100
125Dominican Republic100
126Ecuador100
127Egypt100
128Ireland100
129Equatorial Guinea100
130Estonia100
131Eritrea100
132El Salvador100
133Ethiopia100
134Finland100
135Fiji100
136Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)100
137Micronesia, Federated States of100
138Faroe Islands100
139French Polynesia100
140Kiribati100
141Korea, South100
142Kuwait100
143Kosovo100
144Kazakhstan100
145Laos100
146Lebanon100
147Latvia100
148Lithuania100
149Liberia100
150Slovakia100
151Liechtenstein100
152Lesotho100
153Luxembourg100
154Libya100
155Madagascar100
156Macau100
157Moldova100
158Mongolia100
159Montserrat100
160Malawi100
161Montenegro100
162Macedonia100
163Mali100
164Monaco100
165Morocco100
166Mauritius100
167Mauritania100
168Malta100
169Oman100
170Maldives100
171Mexico100
172Malaysia100
173Mozambique100
174New Caledonia100
175Niger100
176Vanuatu100
177Nigeria100
178Netherlands100
179Norway100
180Nepal100
181Nauru100
182Suriname100
183Nicaragua100
184South Sudan100
185Paraguay100
186Peru100
187Pakistan100
188Japan100
189Jersey100
190Jamaica100
191Jordan100
192Kenya100
193Kyrgyzstan100
194Panama100
195Portugal100
196Papua New Guinea100
197Palau100
198Guinea-Bissau100
199Qatar100
200Serbia100
201Marshall Islands100
202Puerto Rico100
203Russia100
204Rwanda100
205Saudi Arabia100
206Saint Pierre and Miquelon100
207Saint Kitts and Nevis100
208Seychelles100
209South Africa100
210Senegal100
211Saint Helena100
212Slovenia100
213Sierra Leone100
214San Marino100
215Singapore100
216Somalia100
217Spain100
218Saint Lucia100
219Sudan100
220Sweden100

Definition: This entry gives the total number of fixed telephone lines in use, as well as the number of subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2017

See also: Telephones - main lines in use map

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