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 2013. Internet users are persons using the Internet in the last 12 months from any device, including mobile phones.[Note 1] Percentage 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. ^ a b Please note that the data for the number of Internet users is based on multiplying an estimate for the percentage of people using the Internet in a given country from one source (usually the ITU) by the population from another source (usually the U.S. Census Bereau). There are not enough significant figures in the percentage estimate for the precise Internet user counts found in the table to be meaningful. As a result, they should not be treated as precise figures or even precise estimates.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Most of the Internet usage data included in this list comes from 2013 ITU estimates for Internet percentage. However, while they are included on this list, Ascension, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Jersey, Saint Helena, and Wallis and Futuna do not have ITU percentage estimates for 2013. Therefore, the data seen for the aforementioned jurisdictions comes from earlier estimates (some of which are not by the ITU). In order to ensure consistency in the rankings, those jurisdictions are not ranked.


  1. ^ Definitions of World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators, March 2010, International Telecommunication Union (Geneva), March 2010. Accessed on 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ Calculated using percentagerate per 2013 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2013", Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2013", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva). Retrieved 7 June 2015.
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  8. ^ Population data combines the 2013 figures for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013
  10. ^ "Falkland Islands Census 2012: Headline Results", Falkland Islands Government Policy Unit, 12 September 2012, retrieved 26 June 2013
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Population data is for 2010 and is taken from the Wikipedia article on Ascension Island, retrieved 26 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050", International Programs Center for Demographic and Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  14. ^ a b ICT Facts and Figures 2005, 2010, 2014, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Individuals using the Internet 2005 to 2014", Key ICT indicators for developed and developing countries and the world (totals and percentage rates), International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Internet users per 100 inhabitants 1997 to 2007", ICT Data and Statistics (IDS), International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  17. ^ "Internet Population and Percentage 2011", Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute

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