Communications & Transportation in Netherlands

Telephones - main lines in use
7.169 million (2009)
rank:
24
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Telephones - mobile cellular
19.31 million (2009)
rank:
47
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Telephone system
general assessment:
highly developed and well maintained
domestic:
extensive fixed-line fiber-optic network; large cellular telephone system with 5 major operators utilizing the third generation of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) technology; one in five households now use Voice over the Internet Protocol (VoIP) services
international:
country code - 31; submarine cables provide links to the US and Europe; satellite earth stations - 5 (3 Intelsat - 1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean, 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (2007)
Broadcast media
more than 90% of households are connected to cable or satellite TV systems that provide a wide range of domestic and foreign channels; public service broadcast system includes multiple broadcasters, 3 with a national reach and the remainder operating in regional and local markets; 2 major nationwide commercial television companies, each with 3 or more stations, and many commercial TV stations in regional and local markets; nearly 600 radio stations with a mix of public and private stations providing national or regional coverage (2008)
Internet country code
.nl
Internet hosts
13.715 million (2010)
rank:
11
Internet users
14.872 million (2009)
rank:
27
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Airports
27 (2012)
rank:
124
Airports - with paved runways
total:
20
over 3,047 m:
2
2,438 to 3,047 m:
10
1,524 to 2,437 m:
2
914 to 1,523 m:
5
under 914 m:
1 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
7
914 to 1,523 m:
3
under 914 m:
4 (2012)
Heliports
1 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 4,413 km; oil 365 km; refined products 716 km (2010)
Railways
total:
2,896 km
rank:
58
standard gauge:
2,896 km 1.435-m gauge (2,195 km electrified) (2009)
Roadways
total:
136,827 km (includes 2,631 km of expressways) (2008)
rank:
36
Waterways
6,214 km (navigable for ships of 50 tons) (2009)
rank:
22
Merchant marine
total:
744
rank:
15
by type:
bulk carrier 4, cargo 514, carrier 15, chemical tanker 56, container 67, liquefied gas 21, passenger 17, passenger/cargo 14, petroleum tanker 4, refrigerated cargo 10, roll on/roll off 19, specialized tanker 3
foreign-owned:
196 (Australia 1, Bermuda 1, Denmark 27, Finland 13, France 2, Germany 86, Ireland 8, Italy 6, Japan 1, Norway 19, Sweden 12, UAE 4, US 16)
registered in other countries:
233 (Antigua and Barbuda 17, Bahamas 23, Belize 1, Canada 1, Curacao 43, Cyprus 23, Germany 1, Gibraltar 34, Italy 2, Liberia 31, Luxembourg 3, Malta 3, Marshall Islands 21, Panama 6, Paraguay 1, Philippines 17, Russia 2, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1, Singapore 1, UK 1, unknown 1) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Amsterdam, IJmuiden, Moerdijk, Rotterdam, Terneuzen, Vlissingen
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