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Country Comparison :: Telephones - main lines in use
Telephones - main lines in use compares the total number of main telephone lines in use.
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country Telephones - main lines in use Date of Information
1 China
278,860,000
2012
2 United States
139,000,000
2012
3 Japan
64,273,000
2012
4 Germany
50,700,000
2012
5 Brazil
44,300,000
2012
6 Russia
42,900,000
2012
7 France
39,290,000
2012
8 Indonesia
37,983,000
2012
9 United Kingdom
33,010,000
2012
10 India
31,080,000
2012
11 Korea, South
30,100,000
2012
12 Iran
28,760,000
2012
13 Italy
21,656,000
2012
14 Mexico
20,220,000
2012
15 Spain
19,220,000
2012
16 Canada
18,010,000
2012
17 Taiwan
15,998,000
2012
18 Turkey
13,860,000
2012
19 Ukraine
12,182,000
2012
20 Australia
10,470,000
2012
21 Vietnam
10,191,000
2012
22 Argentina
10,000,000
2012
23 Egypt
8,557,000
2012
24 Venezuela
7,650,000
2012
25 Netherlands
7,086,000
2012
26 Thailand
6,391,000
2012
27 Colombia
6,291,000
2012
28 Poland
6,125,000
2012
29 Pakistan
5,803,000
2012
30 Greece
5,461,000
2012
31 Saudi Arabia
4,800,000
2012
32 Romania
4,680,000
2012
33 Belgium
4,631,000
2012
34 Malaysia
4,589,000
2012
35 Portugal
4,558,000
2012
36 Syria
4,425,000
2012
37 Belarus
4,407,000
2012
38 Switzerland
4,382,000
2012
39 Hong Kong
4,362,000
2012
40 Kazakhstan
4,340,000
2012
41 Sweden
4,321,000
2012
42 South Africa
4,030,000
2012
43 Philippines
3,939,000
2012
44 Israel
3,594,000
2012
45 Peru
3,420,000
2012
46 Austria
3,342,000
2012
47 Morocco
3,280,000
2012
48 Chile
3,276,000
2012
49 Algeria
3,200,000
2012
50 Serbia
2,977,000
2012
51 Hungary
2,960,000
2012
52 Sri Lanka
2,796,000
2013
53 Denmark
2,431,000
2012
54 Ecuador
2,310,000
2012
55 Bulgaria
2,253,000
2012
56 Czech Republic
2,100,000
2012
57 Ireland
2,007,000
2012
58 Singapore
1,990,000
2012
59 United Arab Emirates
1,967,000
2012
60 Uzbekistan
1,963,000
2012
61 New Zealand
1,880,000
2012
62 Iraq
1,870,000
2012
63 Guatemala
1,744,000
2012
64 Azerbaijan
1,734,000
2012
65 Croatia
1,640,000
2012
66 Norway
1,465,000
2012
67 Georgia
1,276,000
2012
68 Cuba
1,217,000
2012
69 Moldova
1,206,000
2012
70 Korea, North
1,180,000
2011
71 Tunisia
1,105,000
2012
72 Yemen
1,100,000
2012
73 Dominican Republic
1,065,000
2012
74 El Salvador
1,060,000
2012
75 Costa Rica
1,018,000
2012
76 Uruguay
1,010,000
2012
77 Slovakia
975,000
2012
78 Bangladesh
962,000
2012
79 Finland
890,000
2012
80 Bolivia
880,600
2012
81 Lebanon
878,000
2012
82 Bosnia and Herzegovina
878,000
2012
83 Nepal
834,000
2013
84 Slovenia
825,000
8012
85 Libya
814,000
2012
86 Ethiopia
797,500
2012
87 Puerto Rico
780,200
2012
88 Cameroon
737,400
2012
89 Lithuania
667,300
2012
90 Panama
640,000
2012
91 Honduras
610,000
2012
92 Armenia
584,000
2012
93 Cambodia
584,000
2012
94 Turkmenistan
575,000
2012
95 Burma
556,000
2012
96 Kuwait
510,000
2012
97 Latvia
501,000
2012
98 Kyrgyzstan
489,000
2012
99 Estonia
448,200
2012
100 Jordan
435,000
2012
101 Sudan
425,000
2012
102 Nigeria
418,200
2012
103 Macedonia
407,900
2012
104 West Bank
406,000
2012
105 Gaza Strip
406,000
2012
106 Tajikistan
393,000
2012
107 Paraguay
376,000
2012
108 Cyprus
373,200
2012
109 Mauritius
349,100
2012
110 Senegal
338,200
2012
111 Qatar
327,000
2012
112 Nicaragua
320,000
2012
113 Uganda
315,000
2012
114 Albania
312,000
2012
115 Oman
305,000
2012
116 Angola
303,000
2012
117 Zimbabwe
301,600
2012
118 Bahrain
290,000
2012
119 Trinidad and Tobago
287,000
2012
120 Ghana
285,000
2012
121 Cote d'Ivoire
268,000
2012
122 Luxembourg
266,700
2012
123 Jamaica
265,000
2011
124 Kenya
251,600
2012
125 Malta
229,700
2012
126 Malawi
227,300
2012
127 Togo
225,000
2012
128 Iceland
189,000
2012
129 Mongolia
176,700
2012
130 Namibia
171,000
2012
131 Montenegro
163,000
2012
132 Macau
162,500
2012
133 Tanzania
161,100
2011
134 Botswana
160,500
2012
135 Benin
156,700
2012
136 Guyana
154,200
2012
137 Barbados
144,000
2012
138 Madagascar
143,700
2012
139 Burkina Faso
141,400
2012
140 Papua New Guinea
139,000
2012
141 Bahamas, The
137,000
2012
142 Mali
112,000
2012
143 Laos
112,000
2012
144 Kosovo
106,300
2006
145 Niger
100,500
2012
146 Somalia
100,000
2012
147 Fiji
88,400
2012
148 Mozambique
88,100
2012
149 Suriname
83,000
2012
150 Zambia
82,500
2012
151 New Caledonia
80,000
2012
152 Virgin Islands
75,800
2010
153 Jersey
73,800
2010
154 Brunei
70,933
2012
155 Cabo Verde
70,200
2012
156 Bermuda
69,000
2012
157 Guam
67,000
2012
158 Mauritania
65,100
2012
159 Gambia, The
64,200
2012
160 Eritrea
60,000
2012
161 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
58,200
2012
162 French Polynesia
55,000
2012
163 Haiti
50,000
2012
164 Swaziland
48,600
2012
165 Guernsey
45,100
2010
166 Monaco
44,500
2012
167 Rwanda
44,400
2012
168 Lesotho
43,100
2012
169 Aruba
43,000
2012
170 Andorra
39,000
2012
171 Cayman Islands
37,400
2012
172 Saint Lucia
36,800
2012
173 Samoa
35,300
2010
174 Antigua and Barbuda
35,000
2012
175 Tonga
30,000
2012
176 Chad
29,900
2012
177 Seychelles
28,900
2012
178 Grenada
28,500
2012
179 Bhutan
27,000
2012
180 Belize
25,400
2012
181 Comoros
24,000
2012
182 Faroe Islands
24,000
2012
183 Maldives
23,140
2012
184 Gibraltar
23,100
2012
185 Liechtenstein
20,000
2012
186 Saint Kitts and Nevis
20,000
2012
187 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
19,400
2012
188 Greenland
18,900
2012
189 San Marino
18,700
2012
190 Sierra Leone
18,000
2012
191 Djibouti
18,000
2012
192 Guinea
18,000
2012
193 Burundi
17,400
2012
194 Gabon
17,000
2012
195 Equatorial Guinea
14,900
2012
196 Congo, Republic of the
14,900
2012
197 Dominica
14,600
2012
198 Afghanistan
13,500
2012
199 British Virgin Islands
12,268
2012
200 American Samoa
10,000
2012
201 Kiribati
9,000
2012
202 Micronesia, Federated States of
8,400
2012
203 Solomon Islands
8,060
2012
204 Sao Tome and Principe
8,000
2012
205 Palau
7,300
2012
206 Cook Islands
7,200
2009
207 Anguilla
6,000
2012
208 Vanuatu
5,800
2012
209 Central African Republic
5,600
2012
210 Guinea-Bissau
5,000
2012
211 Saint Pierre and Miquelon
4,800
2010
212 Marshall Islands
4,400
2010
213 Liberia
3,200
2011
214 Montserrat
3,000
2012
215 Timor-Leste
3,000
2012
216 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
3,000
2012
217 South Sudan
2,200
2012
218 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
1,980
2012
219 Nauru
1,900
2009
220 Tuvalu
1,450
2012
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