Communications & Transportation in Sweden

Telephones - main lines in use
5.014 million (2009)
rank:
30
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Telephones - mobile cellular
10.65 million (2009)
rank:
69
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Telephone system
general assessment:
highly developed telecommunications infrastructure; ranked among leading countries for fixed-line, mobile-cellular, Internet and broadband penetration
domestic:
coaxial and multiconductor cables carry most of the voice traffic; parallel microwave radio relay systems carry some additional telephone channels
international:
country code - 46; submarine cables provide links to other Nordic countries and Europe; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions); note - Sweden shares the Inmarsat earth station with the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway)
Broadcast media
publicly-owned TV broadcaster operates 2 terrestrial networks plus regional stations; multiple privately-owned TV broadcasters operating nationally, regionally, and locally; about 50 local TV stations; widespread access to pan-Nordic and international broadcasters through multi-channel cable and satellite TV; publicly-owned radio broadcaster operates 3 national stations and a network of 25 regional channels; roughly 100 privately-owned local radio stations with some consolidating into near national networks; an estimated 900 community and neighborhood radio stations broadcast intermittently (2008)
Internet country code
.se
Internet hosts
5.727 million (2010)
rank:
18
Internet users
8.398 million (2009)
rank:
33
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Airports
230 (2012)
rank:
26
Airports - with paved runways
total:
149
over 3,047 m:
3
2,438 to 3,047 m:
12
1,524 to 2,437 m:
74
914 to 1,523 m:
23
under 914 m:
37 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
81
914 to 1,523 m:
5
under 914 m:
76 (2012)
Heliports
2 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 786 km (2010)
Railways
total:
11,633 km
rank:
20
standard gauge:
11,568 km 1.435-m gauge (7,567 km electrified)
narrow gauge:
65 km 1.000-m gauge (65 km electrified) (2008)
Roadways
total:
572,900 km (includes 1,855 km of expressways)
rank:
12
(includes 98,400 km of state roads, 433,500 km of private roads, and 41,000 km of municipal roads; 215,700 km of these are open to public traffic) (2009)
Waterways
2,052 km (2010)
rank:
41
Merchant marine
total:
135
rank:
42
by type:
bulk carrier 4, cargo 16, carrier 1, chemical tanker 15, passenger 5, passenger/cargo 36, petroleum tanker 11, roll on/roll off 30, vehicle carrier 17
foreign-owned:
35 (Denmark 4, Estonia 3, Finland 16, Germany 3, Ireland 1, Italy 5, Norway 3)
registered in other countries:
189 (Bahamas 11, Barbados 4, Bermuda 14, Canada 2, Cook Islands 3, Cyprus 5, Denmark 15, Faroe Islands 11, Finland 1, France 4, Gibraltar 11, Italy 1, Liberia 12, Malta 1, Marshall Islands 1, Netherlands 12, Norway 27, Panama 2, Portugal 3, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10, Singapore 11, UK 28) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Brofjorden, Goteborg, Helsingborg, Karlshamn, Lulea, Malmo, Stockholm, Trelleborg, Visby
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