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2-3 CIA World Factbook on Bulgaria - Communications and Defense




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This article is from the Bulgaria FAQ, by Dragomir R. Radev radev@tune.cs.columbia.edu with numerous contributions by others.

2-3 CIA World Factbook on Bulgaria - Communications and Defense

Communications

Telephones: 2,773,293 (1993 est.)
Telephone system: almost two-thirds of the lines are residential; 67% of
Sofia households have telephones (November 1988 est.)
domestic: extensive but antiquated transmission system of coaxial cable and
microwave radio relay; telephone service is available in most villages
international: direct dialing to 36 countries; satellite earth stations - 1
Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean Region); Intelsat available through a Greek
earth station
Radio broadcast stations: AM 20, FM 15, shortwave 0
Radios: NA
Television broadcast stations: 29 (Russian repeater in Sofia 1)
Televisions: 2.1 million (May 1990 est.)

Defense

Branches: Army, Navy, Air and Air Defense Forces, Border Troops, Internal
Troops
Manpower availability:
males age 15-49: 2,155,332
males fit for military service: 1,797,318
males reach military age (19) annually: 64,568 (1996 est.)
Defense expenditures: exchange rate conversion - $352 million, 2.5% of GDP
(1995)

 

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