Internet has become a new necessity these days. But not all of us have this facility. Today nearly 3 billion people out of a 7 billion are connected to internet via different sources. Starting from 1993 this number has increased exponentially, as of 1995 only 1% of worlds population were connected to internet and now its more than 40% of worlds population.
In 2005 the first billion was reached and second billion in 2010, and estimations have revealved we have reached another billion, totaling a 3 billion internet users.

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Among regions Asia has largest share of internet users, Americas on second and Europe on third. While Oceania manged to constituted a share of 25 million users that roughly 0.9% of total users around the world.

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China being most populous country in the world leads in number of internet users with 641 million users, United states on second with 279 million and India on third place with 243 million users. But countries like Qatar, Bahrain, Iceland and Norway tops the for having 95% of their population connected to internet.

Rank Country Internet Users 1 Year
Growth %
1 Year
User Growth
Total Country Population 1 Yr Population Change (%) Penetration
(% of Pop.
with Internet)
Country’s share of World Population Country’s share of World Internet Users
1 China 641,601,070 4% 24,021,070 1,393,783,836 0.59% 46.03% 19.24% 21.97%
2 United States 279,834,232 7% 17,754,869 322,583,006 0.79% 86.75% 4.45% 9.58%
3 India 243,198,922 14% 29,859,598 1,267,401,849 1.22% 19.19% 17.50% 8.33%
4 Japan 109,252,912 8% 7,668,535 126,999,808 -0.11% 86.03% 1.75% 3.74%
5 Brazil 107,822,831 7% 6,884,333 202,033,670 0.83% 53.37% 2.79% 3.69%
6 Russia 84,437,793 10% 7,494,536 142,467,651 -0.26% 59.27% 1.97% 2.89%
7 Germany 71,727,551 2% 1,525,829 82,652,256 -0.09% 86.78% 1.14% 2.46%
8 Nigeria 67,101,452 16% 9,365,590 178,516,904 2.82% 37.59% 2.46% 2.30%
9 United Kingdom 57,075,826 3% 1,574,653 63,489,234 0.56% 89.90% 0.88% 1.95%
10 France 55,429,382 3% 1,521,369 64,641,279 0.54% 85.75% 0.89% 1.90%

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