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    Iraq Communications - 2004

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      675,000; note - an unknown number of telephone lines were damaged or destroyed during the March-April 2003 war (2003)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      20,000 (2002)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: the 2003 war severely disrupted telecommunications throughout Iraq including international connections; USAID is overseeing the repair of switching capability and the contruction of mobile and satellite communications facilities
      domestic: repairs to switches and lines destroyed in the recent fighting continue but sabotage remains a problem; cellular service is expected to be in place within two years
      international: country code - 964; 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)

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

      Internet country code:

      Internet users:
      25,000 (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Iraq on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iraq Communications 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iraq Communications 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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