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Iraq Communications

    Telephones: 632,000 (1987 est.)

    Telephone system: 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 16, FM 1, shortwave 0

    Radios: 3.7 million (1998 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 13 (government controlled) (1997)

    Televisions: 1 million (1992 est.)

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