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    Lebanon Communications 1997

      Telephones 150,000 (1990 est.)

      Telephone system telecommunications system severely damaged by civil war; rebuildingwell underway
      domestic: primarily microwave radio relay and cable
      international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 1 AtlanticOcean) (erratic operations); coaxial cable to Syria; microwave radio relayto Syria but inoperable beyond Syria to Jordan; 3 submarine coaxial cables

      Radio broadcast stations AM 5, FM 3, shortwave 1
      note: government is licensing a limited number of the more than 100 AM andFM stations operated sporadically by various factions that sprang up duringthe civil war

      Radios 2.37 million (1992 est.)

      Television broadcast stations 13
      note: government is licensing a limited number of TV stations operated byvarious factions

      Televisions 1.1 million (1993 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Lebanon 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 Lebanon Communications 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lebanon Communications 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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