Communications & Transportation in Spain

Telephones - main lines in use
19.904 million (2009)
rank:
13
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Telephones - mobile cellular
51.493 million (2009)
rank:
25
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Telephone system
general assessment:
well developed, modern facilities; fixed-line teledensity is roughly 50 per 100 persons
domestic:
combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity is roughly 175 telephones per 100 persons
international:
country code - 34; submarine cables provide connectivity to Europe, Middle East, Asia, and US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), NA Eutelsat; tropospheric scatter to adjacent countries
Broadcast media
a mixture of both publicly-operated and privately-owned TV and radio stations; overall, hundreds of TV channels are available including national, regional, local, public, and international channels; satellite and cable TV systems available; multiple national radio networks, a large number of regional radio networks, and a larger number of local radio stations; overall, hundreds of radio stations (2008)
Internet country code
.es
Internet hosts
4.232 million (2010)
rank:
25
Internet users
28.119 million (2009)
rank:
14
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Airports
152 (2012)
rank:
36
Airports - with paved runways
total:
98
over 3,047 m:
18
2,438 to 3,047 m:
12
1,524 to 2,437 m:
19
914 to 1,523 m:
25
under 914 m:
24 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
54
1,524 to 2,437 m:
2
914 to 1,523 m:
14
under 914 m:
38 (2012)
Heliports
10 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 9,359 km; oil 560 km; refined products 3,441 km (2010)
Railways
total:
15,293 km
rank:
18
broad gauge:
11,919 km 1.668-m gauge (6,950 km electrified)
standard gauge:
1,392 km 1.435-m gauge (1,054 km electrified)
narrow gauge:
1,954 km 1.000-m gauge (815 km electrified); 28 km 0.914-m gauge (2008)
Roadways
total:
681,298 km
rank:
10
paved:
681,298 km (includes 15,152 km of expressways) (2008)
Waterways
1,000 km (2012)
rank:
64
Merchant marine
total:
132
rank:
44
by type:
bulk carrier 7, cargo 19, chemical tanker 8, container 5, liquefied gas 12, passenger/cargo 43, petroleum tanker 18, refrigerated cargo 4, roll on/roll off 9, vehicle carrier 7
foreign-owned:
27 (Canada 4, Germany 4, Italy 1, Mexico 1, Norway 10, Russia 6, Switzerland 1)
registered in other countries:
103 (Angola 1, Argentina 3, Bahamas 6, Brazil 12, Cape Verde 1, Cyprus 6, Ireland 1, Malta 8, Morocco 9, Panama 30, Peru 1, Portugal 18, Uruguay 5, Venezuela 1, unknown 1) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Algeciras, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cartagena, Huelva, Tarragona, Valencia (Spain); Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands)
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