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Countries for which no information is available are not included in this list.
Rank
Country
Telephones - main lines in use
Date of Information
1
World 1,206,315,500 2004
2
China 350,433,000 2005
3
United States 268,000,000 2003
4
European Union 238,763,162 2002
5
Japan 58,788,000 2004
6
Germany 54,574,000 2004
7
India 49,750,000 2005
8
Brazil 42,382,200 2004
9
Russia 39,616,000 2004
10
France 33,870,200 2004
11
United Kingdom 32,943,000 2005
12
Korea, South 26,595,100 2004
13
Italy 25,957,000 2004
14
Mexico 19,512,000 2005
15
Turkey 19,125,200 2004
16
Canada 18,276,400 2005
17
Spain 17,934,500 2004
18
Iran 14,571,100 2003
19
Taiwan 13,529,900 2004
20
Poland 12,458,000 2004
21
Ukraine 12,142,000 2004
22
Australia 11,660,000 2004
23
Egypt 10,396,100 2005
24
Vietnam 10,124,900 2004
25
Indonesia 9,990,000 2004
26
Argentina 8,800,000 2005
27
Netherlands 7,861,000 2004
28
Colombia 7,678,800 2005
29
Thailand 6,797,000 2004
30
Sweden 6,447,000 2004
31
Greece 6,348,800 2004
32
Switzerland 5,262,600 2004
33
Belgium 4,801,000 2004
34
South Africa 4,729,000 2005
35
Pakistan 4,502,200 2004
36
Malaysia 4,446,300 2004
37
Romania 4,389,100 2004
38
Portugal 4,238,300 2004
39
Hong Kong 3,794,600 2005
40
Austria 3,791,000 2004
41
Saudi Arabia 3,695,100 2004
42
Venezuela 3,605,500 2005
43
Hungary 3,577,300 2004
44
Denmark 3,487,800 2004
45
Philippines 3,437,500 2004
46
Chile 3,435,900 2005
47
Czech Republic 3,427,700 2004
48
Belarus 3,284,300 2005
49
Israel 3,000,000 2004
50
Bulgaria 2,726,800 2004
51
Serbia 2,685,400 2004
52
Syria 2,660,000 2004
53
Algeria 2,572,000 2005
54
Kazakhstan 2,500,000 2004
55
Finland 2,368,000 2004
56
Peru 2,250,500 2005
57
Norway 2,228,000 2003
58
Ireland 2,019,100 2004
59
Croatia 1,887,600 2004
60
Singapore 1,847,800 2005
61
New Zealand 1,800,500 2004
62
Uzbekistan 1,717,100 2003
63
Ecuador 1,701,500 2005
64
Nigeria 1,395,786 2006
65
Costa Rica 1,388,500 2005
66
Morocco 1,341,200 2005
67
Tunisia 1,257,500 2005
68
Slovakia 1,250,400 2004
69
United Arab Emirates 1,187,700 2004
70
Guatemala 1,132,100 2004
71
Sri Lanka 1,130,923 2005
72
Puerto Rico 1,111,900 2004
73
Azerbaijan 1,091,400 2005
74
Bangladesh 1,070,000 2005
75
Iraq 1,034,200 2004
76
Uruguay 1,000,000 2004
77
Korea, North 980,000 2003
78
El Salvador 971,500 2005
79
Bosnia and Herzegovina 928,000 2004
80
Dominican Republic 894,500 2005
81
Moldova 863,400 2004
82
Cuba 849,900 2005
83
Lithuania 820,000 2004
84
Slovenia 812,300 2003
85
Yemen 798,100 2004
86
Libya 750,000 2003
87
Georgia 683,200 2004
88
Sudan 670,000 2005
89
Latvia 650,500 2004
90
Bolivia 646,300 2005
91
Lebanon 630,000 2004
92
Jordan 617,300 2004
93
Ethiopia 610,300 2005
94
Armenia 582,500 2004
95
Macedonia 525,000 2003
96
Kuwait 497,000 2004
97
Honduras 494,400 2005
98
Estonia 444,000 2004
99
Panama 440,100 2005
100
Burma 424,900 2004
101
Cyprus 418,400 NA
102
Nepal 417,900 2004
103
Kyrgyzstan 416,400 2004
104
Turkmenistan 376,100 2003
105
Luxembourg 360,100 2003
106
Mauritius 359,000 2005
107
Gaza Strip 357,300 2004
108
West Bank 357,300 2004
109
Jamaica 342,000 2005
110
Zimbabwe 328,000 2005
111
Trinidad and Tobago 323,500 2005
112
Ghana 321,500 2005
113
Paraguay 320,300 2005
114
Reunion 300,000 2001
115
Kenya 281,800 2005
116
Senegal 266,600 2005
117
Cote d'Ivoire 257,900 2004
118
Albania 255,000 2003
119
Tajikistan 245,200 2004
120
Oman 242,700 2004
121
Nicaragua 220,900 2005
122
Guadeloupe 210,000 2001
123
Malta 206,500 2004
124
Bahrain 196,500 2005
125
Qatar 190,900 2004
126
Iceland 190,500 2004
127
Montenegro 177,663 2005
128
Macau 174,389 2005
129
Martinique 172,000 2001
130
Tanzania 148,400 2004
131
Mongolia 142,300 2004
132
Haiti 140,000 2004
133
Bahamas, The 139,900 2004
134
Barbados 134,900 2005
135
Botswana 132,000 2005
136
Namibia 127,900 2004
137
Guyana 110,100 2005
138
Malawi 102,700 2005
139
Fiji 102,000 2003
140
Uganda 100,800 2005
141
Afghanistan 100,000 2005
142
Somalia 100,000 2005
143
Cameroon 99,400 2004
144
Burkina Faso 97,400 2005
145
Zambia 94,700 2005
146
Angola 94,300 2005
147
Laos 90,067 2006
148
Brunei 90,000 2002
149
Cyprus 86,228 NA
150
Guam 84,134 2001
151
Suriname 81,300 2004
152
Netherlands Antilles 81,000 2001
153
Benin 76,300 2005
154
Mali 75,000 2005
155
Jersey 73,900 2001
156
Cape Verde 71,400 2005
157
Virgin Islands 70,900 2004
158
Mozambique 69,700 2004
159
Madagascar 66,900 2005
160
Papua New Guinea 62,000 2002
161
Togo 58,600 2005
162
Bermuda 56,000 2002
163
Guernsey 55,100 2004
164
French Polynesia 53,300 2004
165
New Caledonia 53,300 2004
166
Saint Lucia 51,100 2002
167
French Guiana 51,000 2001
168
Isle of Man 51,000 1999
169
Lesotho 48,000 2005
170
Gambia, The 44,000 2005
171
Mauritania 41,000 2005
172
Gabon 39,100 2005
173
Antigua and Barbuda 38,000 2004
174
Cayman Islands 38,000 2002
175
Eritrea 37,700 2005
176
Aruba 37,100 2002
177
Cambodia 36,400 2003
178
Andorra 35,000 2001
179
Swaziland 35,000 2005
180
Monaco 33,700 2002
181
Belize 33,300 2005
182
Bhutan 32,700 2005
183
Grenada 32,700 2004
184
Maldives 31,500 2004
185
Burundi 27,700 2005
186
Guinea 26,200 2003
187
Greenland 25,300 2002
188
Saint Kitts and Nevis 25,000 2004
189
Gibraltar 24,512 2002
190
Faroe Islands 24,000 2004
191
Niger 24,000 2005
192
Sierra Leone 24,000 2002
193
Rwanda 23,200 2002
194
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22,500 2005
195
Seychelles 21,400 2005
196
Northern Mariana Islands 21,000 2000
197
Dominica 21,000 2004
198
San Marino 20,600 2002
199
Liechtenstein 19,900 2002
200
Comoros 16,900 2005
201
American Samoa 15,000 2001
202
Congo, Republic of the 13,800 2004
203
Samoa 13,300 2003
204
Chad 13,000 2004
205
Micronesia, Federated States of 12,000 2004
206
British Virgin Islands 11,700 2002
207
Tonga 11,200 2002
208
Djibouti 11,100 2004
209
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 10,600 2005
210
Guinea-Bissau 10,600 2003
211
Central African Republic 10,000 2004
212
Equatorial Guinea 10,000 2005
213
Mayotte 10,000 2002
214
Sao Tome and Principe 7,000 2003
215
Liberia 6,900 2002
216
Vanuatu 6,800 2004
217
Palau 6,700 2002
218
Anguilla 6,200 2002
219
Cook Islands 6,200 2002
220
Solomon Islands 6,200 2003
221
Turks and Caicos Islands 5,700 2002
222
Marshall Islands 5,510 2004
223
Holy See (Vatican City) 5,120 2005
224
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 4,800 2002
225
Kiribati 4,500 2002
226
Norfolk Island 2,532 2004
227
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 2,400 2002
228
Saint Helena 2,200 2002
229
Nauru 1,900 2002
230
Wallis and Futuna 1,900 2002
231
Niue 1,100 2002
232
Tuvalu 700 2002
233
Tokelau 300 2002
234
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 287 1992
235
Pitcairn Islands 1 2004
236
Antarctica 0 2001

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