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Telephones - main lines in use

Telephones - main lines in use

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

RankCountryTelephones - main lines in useDate of Information
1China285,115,0002011
2United States146,000,0002011
3Japan64,668,0002011
4Germany51,800,0002011
5Russia44,152,0002011
6Brazil43,026,0002011
7France39,883,0002011
8Indonesia38,618,0002011
9United Kingdom33,230,0002011
10India32,685,0002011
11Korea, South29,468,0002011
12Iran27,767,0002011
13Italy22,116,0002011
14Spain19,867,0002011
15Mexico19,684,0002011
16Canada18,201,0002011
17Taiwan16,907,0002011
18Turkey15,211,0002011
19Ukraine12,681,0002011
20Australia10,570,0002011
21Vietnam10,175,0002011
22Argentina10,140,0002011
23Egypt8,714,0002011
24Venezuela7,332,0002011
25Netherlands7,135,0002011
26Colombia7,127,0002011
27Poland6,853,0002011
28Thailand6,661,0002011
29Pakistan5,867,0002012
30Greece5,745,0002011
31Romania4,680,0002011
32Saudi Arabia4,633,0002011
33Belgium4,631,0002011
34Switzerland4,613,0002011
35Sweden4,600,0002011
36Portugal4,530,0002011
37Syria4,345,0002011
38Hong Kong4,342,0002011
39Kazakhstan4,266,0002011
40Malaysia4,243,0002011
41Belarus4,208,0002011
42South Africa4,127,0002011
43Peru3,688,0002011
44Morocco3,566,0002011
45Philippines3,556,0002011
46Israel3,500,0002011
47Austria3,388,0002011
48Chile3,366,0002011
49Algeria3,059,0002011
50Serbia3,030,0002011
51Hungary2,933,0002011
52Sri Lanka2,832,0002013
53Denmark2,515,0002011
54Bulgaria2,356,0002011
55Czech Republic2,289,0002011
56Ecuador2,211,0002011
57Ireland2,047,0002011
58Singapore2,017,0002011
59Uzbekistan1,928,0002011
60New Zealand1,880,0002011
61United Arab Emirates1,825,0002011
62Iraq1,794,0002011
63Croatia1,761,0002011
64Azerbaijan1,684,0002011
65Guatemala1,626,0002011
66Norway1,529,0002011
67Georgia1,345,0002011
68Costa Rica1,234,0002011
69Tunisia1,218,0002011
70Cuba1,193,0002011
71Korea, North1,180,0002011
72Moldova1,180,0002011
73Finland1,080,0002011
74Yemen1,075,0002011
75Slovakia1,056,0002011
76Dominican Republic1,044,0002011
77El Salvador1,030,0002011
78Libya1,000,0002011
79Bangladesh977,7002011
80Uruguay964,9002011
81Bosnia and Herzegovina955,9002011
82Lebanon900,0002011
83Bolivia879,0002011
84Slovenia872,8002011
85Nepal834,0002013
86Ethiopia829,0002011
87Puerto Rico826,1002011
88Lithuania723,0002011
89Nigeria719,4002011
90Cameroon669,0002011
91Honduras609,2002011
92Armenia577,5002011
93Panama560,2002011
94Turkmenistan547,0002011
95Cambodia530,0002011
96Burma521,1002011
97Latvia516,3002011
98Kuwait514,7002011
99Kyrgyzstan502,0002011
100Sudan483,6002011
101Estonia471,9002011
102Jordan465,4002011
103Uganda464,8002011
104Macedonia422,1002011
105Cyprus405,0002011
106Tajikistan380,0002011
107Mauritius374,6002011
108Paraguay372,4002011
109Zimbabwe356,0002011
110Senegal346,4002011
111Albania338,8002011
112Gaza Strip337,0002010
113West Bank337,0002010
114Qatar306,7002011
115Oman305,0002012
116Angola303,2002011
117Trinidad and Tobago292,0002011
118Nicaragua287,6002011
119Ghana284,7002011
120Kenya283,5002011
121Luxembourg279,1002011
122Bahrain276,5002011
123Jamaica272,1002011
124Cote d'Ivoire268,2002011
125Togo240,0002011
126Malta232,3002011
127Iceland191,1002011
128Mongolia187,6002011
129Malawi173,5002011
130Montenegro169,5002010
131Macau165,5002011
132Tanzania161,1002011
133Benin152,7002011
134Guyana152,6002011
135Botswana149,6002011
136Burkina Faso141,5002011
137Barbados140,7002011
138Namibia140,0002011
139Madagascar138,1002011
140Bahamas, The133,0002011
141Papua New Guinea130,0002011
142Fiji129,8002011
143Laos107,6002011
144Kosovo106,3002006
145Mali104,7002011
146Somalia100,0002010
147Mozambique88,1002011
148Niger85,9002011
149Zambia85,7002011
150Suriname85,5002011
151Brunei79,8002011
152New Caledonia76,2002011
153Swaziland75,8002011
154Virgin Islands75,8002010
155Cape Verde74,5002011
156Jersey73,8002010
157Mauritania72,3002011
158Guam65,5002010
159Eritrea58,5002011
160Bermuda57,8002010
161Congo, Democratic Republic of the57,0002011
162French Polynesia55,0002011
163Gambia, The50,4002011
164Haiti50,0002010
165Guernsey45,1002010
166Monaco44,5002011
167Rwanda38,9002011
168Lesotho38,6002011
169Andorra38,4002011
170Cayman Islands37,2002011
171Saint Lucia35,9002011
172Antigua and Barbuda35,5002011
173Samoa35,3002010
174Aruba35,0002010
175Chad31,2002011
176Burundi30,0002011
177Tonga30,0002011
178Belize28,8002011
179Grenada28,4002010
180Seychelles27,9002011
181Bhutan27,5002011
182British Virgin Islands26,8002010
183Maldives24,1002011
184Gibraltar24,0002010
185Comoros23,6002011
186Saint Vincent and the Grenadines22,7002011
187Gabon22,5002011
188Saint Kitts and Nevis20,6002010
189Faroe Islands20,2002009
190Greenland19,9002011
191Liechtenstein19,6002011
192San Marino18,7002011
193Djibouti18,4002011
194Guinea18,0002011
195Dominica15,5002010
196Congo, Republic of the14,2002011
197Sierra Leone14,0002010
198Afghanistan13,5002011
199Equatorial Guinea13,5002010
200American Samoa10,4002009
201Kiribati8,5002011
202Micronesia, Federated States of8,5002010
203Solomon Islands8,4002011
204Sao Tome and Principe8,0002011
205Cook Islands7,2002009
206Palau6,9002011
207Vanuatu6,2002011
208Anguilla6,2002011
209Central African Republic5,4002011
210Guinea-Bissau5,0002010
211Saint Pierre and Miquelon4,8002010
212Marshall Islands4,4002010
213Liberia3,2002011
214Timor-Leste3,1002011
215Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha3,0002011
216Montserrat2,6002010
217Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)2,0002010
218Nauru1,9002009
219Tuvalu1,4002011