List of countries by number of Internet users

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This is a sortable list of countries by number of Internet users in 2012. Internet users are persons using the Internet in the last 12 months from any device, including mobile phones. Penetration is the percentage of a country's population that are Internet users. Estimates are derived from either household surveys or from Internet subscription data.[1]

Non-country and disputed areas are shown in italics. All United Nations member states are included, except South Sudan. Taiwan is listed as a sovereign country.

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  1. ^ Definitions of World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators, March 2010, International Telecommunication Union (Geneva), March 2010. Accessed on 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012", Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013
  3. ^ a b c "Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013
  4. ^ Percent penetration data for the Palestinian Authority is the ITU data for 2011.
  5. ^ Population data combines the 2012 figures for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
  6. ^ "Falkland Islands Census 2012: Headline Results", Falkland Islands Government Policy Unit, 12 September 2012, retrieved 26 June 2013
  7. ^ Population data is the estimate for 2013 from the Population, People and Society section of the Niue entry in the CIA World Factbook, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, retrieved 26 June 2013.
  8. ^ Population data is for 2010 and is taken from the Wikipedia article on Ascension Island, retrieved 26 June 2013.
  9. ^ Statistics, International Telecommunication Union official website
  10. ^ Statistics, International Telecommunication Union official website
  11. ^ Statistics, International Telecommunication Union official website
  12. ^ "Internet users per 100 inhabitants 2001-2011", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), accessed 4 April 2012
  13. ^ "Internet users per 100 inhabitants 2006-2013", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), accessed 3 June 2013
  14. ^ "Internet Population and Penetration 2011", Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute

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