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United Kingdom - Communications (Facts)
Telephones - main lines in use: 33.602 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 69.657 million (2006)
Telephone system: general assessment: technologically advanced domestic and international system
domestic: equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems
international: country code - 44; 40 coaxial submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at least 8 large international switching centers
Radio broadcast stations: AM 219, FM 431, shortwave 3 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 228 (plus 3,523 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: .uk
Internet hosts: 6.065 million (2006)
Internet users: 33.534 million (2006)


Facts at a Glance: Geography - People - Government - Economy - Communications - Transportation - Military - Climate - Current Time - Ranking Positions - British Pound Exchange Rates
Notes and Commentary: People - Economy - Government and Political Conditions - Historical Highlights - Foreign Relations - Relations with U.S.



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Transportation
Military
Climate
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British Pound Exchange Rates


Notes and Commentary
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Government and Political Conditions
Historical Highlights
Foreign Relations
Relations with U.S.





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