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    Albania Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 120,000 (2001)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 250,000 (2001)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: Albania has the poorest telephone service in Europe with fewer than two telephones per 100 inhabitants; it is doubtful that every village has telephone service
      domestic: obsolete wire system; no longer provides a telephone for every village; in 1992, following the fall of the Communist government, peasants cut the wire to about 1,000 villages and used it to build fences
      international: inadequate; international traffic carried by microwave radio relay from the Tirana exchange to Italy and Greece

      Radio broadcast stations AM 13, FM 4, shortwave 2 (2001)

      Radios 1 million (2001)

      Television broadcast stations 3 (plus 58 repeaters) (2001)

      Televisions 700,000 (2001)

      Internet country code .al

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 10 (2001)

      Internet users 12,000 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Albania 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 Albania Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Albania Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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