List of countries by number of Internet users

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This is a sortable list of countries by number of Internet users as of 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 and North Korea. 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. ^ "Country by the number of Internet user". 
  5. ^ "Country by the number of Internet user". 
  6. ^ "Country by the number of Internet user". 
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  9. ^ "Internet Users in Asia as of 2014". 
  10. ^ "Internet Stats and Facebook Usage in Europe 2014 Mid-Year Statistics". 
  11. ^ Percent penetration data for the Palestinian Authority is the ITU data for 2011.
  12. ^ Population data combines the 2012 figures for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
  13. ^ "Falkland Islands Census 2012: Headline Results", Falkland Islands Government Policy Unit, 12 September 2012, retrieved 26 June 2013
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Population data is for 2010 and is taken from the Wikipedia article on Ascension Island, retrieved 26 June 2013.
  16. ^ "Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050", International Programs Center for Demographic and Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  17. ^ a b ICT Facts and Figures 2005, 2010, 2014, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  18. ^ "Individuals using the Internet 2005 to 2014", Key ICT indicators for developed and developing countries and the world (totals and penetration rates), International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Internet users per 100 inhabitants 1997 to 2007", ICT Data and Statistics (IDS), International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  20. ^ "Internet Population and Penetration 2011", Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute

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