Country Comparison > Telephones - main lines in use

RankCountryTelephones - main lines in use
1China185,097,216
2United States107,667,640
3Japan62,775,496
4France39,234,940
5Germany38,847,528
6Brazil33,585,164
7Russia31,171,044
8United Kingdom31,160,866
9Iran29,330,454
10Korea, South24,924,608
11Mexico22,471,648
12Spain21,065,700
13India20,198,012
14Italy20,196,476
15Canada13,258,721
16Taiwan12,863,860
17Turkey11,283,768
18Indonesia9,272,754
19Egypt8,885,103
20Australia7,792,701
21Argentina7,791,464
22Poland6,907,937
23Colombia6,774,363
24Malaysia6,530,410
25Netherlands5,598,798
26Venezuela5,501,135
27Saudi Arabia5,276,773
28Portugal5,179,685
29Greece5,080,386
30Algeria4,558,502
31Belarus4,513,255
32Ukraine4,378,911
33Philippines4,140,108
34Belgium3,967,054
35Hong Kong3,942,605
36Romania3,731,047
37Vietnam3,710,210
38Austria3,700,006
39Kazakhstan3,275,584
40Uzbekistan3,262,896
41Peru3,099,172
42Syria3,097,164
43Hungary3,084,836
44Israel3,050,693
45Switzerland3,012,224
46Iraq2,678,046
47Sri Lanka2,641,982
48Chile2,620,195
49Pakistan2,607,495
50Thailand2,580,166
51United Arab Emirates2,380,238
52Ecuador2,111,291
53Serbia2,060,005
54Singapore2,003,594
55Morocco1,982,934
56Sweden1,941,360
57South Africa1,934,778
58Guatemala1,894,179
59Ireland1,854,605
60New Zealand1,801,645
61Azerbaijan1,686,316
62Libya1,618,511
63Laos1,526,232
64Cuba1,475,679
65Czech Republic1,473,846
66Tunisia1,444,631
67Bangladesh1,433,460
68Croatia1,371,999
69Yemen1,253,287
70Korea, North1,183,806
71Dominican Republic1,172,083
72Uruguay1,137,193
73Ethiopia1,095,946
74Denmark1,017,009
75Bulgaria974,056
76Cameroon966,035
77Bosnia and Herzegovina920,407
78Moldova901,317
79El Salvador882,498
80Nepal855,926
81Puerto Rico758,869
82Lebanon752,547
83Bolivia719,399
84Slovenia715,283
85Slovakia673,341
86Panama671,799
87Turkmenistan648,223
88Georgia638,092
89Costa Rica630,386
90Norway571,958
91Burma544,283
92Gaza Strip472,293
93West Bank472,293
94Tajikistan471,090
95Mauritius470,166
96Armenia462,725
97Honduras458,696
98Oman456,940
99Macedonia402,250
100Qatar392,048
101Mongolia385,191
102Jamaica379,420
103Jordan375,576
104Lithuania368,515
105Kuwait368,305
106Paraguay309,221
107Estonia302,606
108Trinidad and Tobago298,493
109Kyrgyzstan275,311
110Ghana272,801
111Finland269,980
112Luxembourg268,043
113Malta264,557
114Albania258,474
115Zimbabwe258,419
116Bahrain246,603
117Mali227,831
118Latvia227,149
119Nicaragua215,055
120Senegal195,288
121Uganda184,065
122Montenegro183,387
123Nigeria146,075
124Namibia144,575
125Sudan141,922
126Barbados141,618
127Botswana139,735
128Papua New Guinea133,593
129Guyana130,497
130Iceland128,597
131Afghanistan125,232
132Angola122,566
133Macau119,355
134Kosovo117,317
135Eritrea116,882
136Niger116,352
137Suriname96,310
138Zambia91,422
139Brunei91,415
140New Caledonia82,111
141Fiji80,650
142Bahamas, The78,439
143Virgin Islands77,212
144Burkina Faso75,066
145Somalia74,800
146Tanzania74,081
147Guam70,639
148Madagascar68,426
149Kenya68,072
150French Polynesia63,769
151Mozambique61,575
152Cape Verde60,233
153Cambodia56,749
154Jersey55,938
155Mauritania53,742
156Togo45,311
157Andorra44,050
158Gambia, The41,179
159Swaziland40,003
160Aruba39,582
161Benin37,305
162Guernsey36,547
163Monaco34,903
164Djibouti34,671
165Cayman Islands33,338
166Saint Lucia33,285
167Grenada33,011
168Bermuda24,808
169Antigua and Barbuda24,403
170Gabon22,412
171Bhutan21,916
172Burundi20,758
173Northern Mariana Islands20,398
174Seychelles19,627
175Faroe Islands19,137
176Belize18,617
177Saint Kitts and Nevis17,766
178Congo, Republic of the17,076
179San Marino16,070
180Gibraltar14,865
181Malawi14,357
182Liechtenstein14,337
183Maldives12,316
184Saint Vincent and the Grenadines11,889
185Rwanda11,215
186Comoros9,840
187American Samoa8,984
188Palau8,808
189Samoa8,770
190Liberia8,394
191Lesotho7,865
192British Virgin Islands7,640
193Anguilla7,461
194Greenland7,259
195Solomon Islands7,130
196Equatorial Guinea6,779
197Tonga6,748
198Chad6,540
199Micronesia, Federated States of6,420
200Turks and Caicos Islands6,096
201Haiti5,464
202Sao Tome and Principe4,614
203Saint Pierre and Miquelon4,086
204Wallis and Futuna4,012
205Saint Helena3,921
206Vanuatu3,724
207Cook Islands3,305
208Montserrat3,227
209Marshall Islands3,172
210Central African Republic2,934
211Dominica2,751
212Sierra Leone2,586
213Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)2,255
214East Timor2,164
215Tuvalu1,978
216Nauru1,900
217Tokelau300
218Kiribati22
219Guinea0
220Congo, Democratic Republic of the0
221Guinea-Bissau0
222South Sudan0

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, 2020

See also: Telephones - main lines in use map

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