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    France Communications 1997

      Telephones 35 million (1987 est.)

      Telephone system highly developed
      domestic: extensive cable and microwave radio relay; extensive introduction offiber-optic cable; domestic satellite system
      international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (with total of 5 antennas - 2for Indian Ocean and 3 for Atlantic Ocean), NA Eutelsat, 1 Inmarsat (AtlanticOcean Region); HF radiotelephone communications with more than 20 countries

      Radio broadcast stations AM 41, FM 800 (mostly repeaters), shortwave 0

      Radios 49 million (1993 est.)

      Television broadcast stations 846 (mostly repeaters)
      note: Eutelsat receive-only TV service

      Televisions 29.3 million (1993 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding France on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of France Communications 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about France Communications 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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