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    Somalia Communications - 2003

      Telephones - main lines in use: 15,000 (2000)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: NA

      Telephone system: general assessment: the public telecommunications system was almost completely destroyed or dismantled by the civil war factions; private wireless companies offer service in most major cities and charge the lowest international rates on the continent
      domestic: local cellular telephone systems have been established in Mogadishu and in several other population centers
      international: international connections are available from Mogadishu by satellite

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 11, shortwave 1 in Mogadishu; 1 FM in Puntland, 1 FM in Somaliland (2001)

      Radios: 470,000 (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 4
      note: two in Mogadishu; two in Hargeisa (2001)

      Televisions: 135,000 (1997)

      Internet country code: .so

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 3 (one each in Boosaaso, Hargeisa, and Mogadishu) (2000)

      Internet users: 200 (2000)

      NOTE: The information regarding Somalia 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 Somalia Communications 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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