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    Iraq Communications - 2003

      Telephones - main lines in use: 675,000 (1997); note - an unknown number of telephone lines were damaged or destroyed during the March-April war

      Telephones - mobile cellular: NA; service available in northern Iraq (2001)

      Telephone system: general assessment: an unknown number of telecommunication facilities were damaged during the March-April 2003 war
      domestic: the network consists of coaxial cables and microwave radio relay links
      international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Arabsat (inoperative); coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, and Turkey; Kuwait line is probably nonoperational

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 19 (5 are inactive), FM 51, shortwave 4 (1998)

      Radios: 4.85 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 13 (1997); note - unknown number were destroyed during the March-April 2003 war

      Televisions: 1.75 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .iq

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 1 (2000)

      Internet users: 12,500 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Iraq on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iraq Communications 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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