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    Iraq Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 675,000 (1997)

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

      Telephone system
      general assessment: reconstitution of damaged telecommunication facilities began after the Gulf war; most damaged facilities have been rebuilt
      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)

      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 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iraq Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iraq Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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