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Somalia Communications 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 3, 2011

Telephones - main lines in use:
100,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 144
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
641,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 155
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: the public telecommunications system was almost completely destroyed or dismantled during the civil war; private companies offer limited local fixed-line service and private wireless companies offer service in most major cities while charging the lowest international rates on the continent
domestic: local cellular telephone systems have been established in Mogadishu and in several other population centers
international: country code - 252; international connections are available from Mogadishu by satellite

Broadcast media:
2 private TV stations rebroadcast Al-Jazeera and CNN; Somaliland has 1 government-operated TV station and Puntland has 1 private TV station; Radio Mogadishu operated by the transitional government; 1 SW and roughly 10 private FM radio stations broadcast in Mogadishu; several radio stations operate in central and southern regions; Somaliland has 1 government-operated radio station; Puntland has roughly a half dozen private radio stations; transmissions of at least 2 international broadcasters are available (2007)

Internet country code:
.so

Internet hosts:
3 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 229
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
106,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 159
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Somalia on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Somalia Communications 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Somalia Communications 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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