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15 countries that have the most Twitter users

Last updated on: October 09, 2013 11:31 IST

15 countries that have the most Twitter users

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Twitter's planned IPO sometime in November is one of the most anticipated since Facebook's coming-out party in June 2012. Despite posting big losses over the past three years, it hopes to woo investors with its advertisement revenue growth. Analysts expect the company, which posted a $69 million loss last year, to seek a valuation of at least $10 billion, according to Reuters.

With the company preparing to go public, let’s take a look at some of its biggest markets.

Source: Financial Times

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Image: A tweet announcing Twitter's IPO filing.
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Turkey

Twitter penetration rate: 31.1 per cent

Internet population: 36,455,000

Twitter users: 11,337,505 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 6 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 1

With more than 30 per cent penetration, Turkey has more users than any other country in the world.

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Image: A ferryboat moves along the Bosphorus and past the city's skyscrapers in Istanbul, Turkey.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters
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Japan

Twitter penetration rate: 29.7 per cent

Internet population: 101,228,736

Twitter users: 30,064,935 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 17 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 2

Japan, which is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, comes second with about 30 per cent penetration.

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Image: Pedestrians walk across a zebra crossing in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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The Netherlands

Twitter penetration rate: 29.1 per cent

Internet population: 15,071,191

Twitter users: 4,385,717 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 2 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 3

The Netherlands, which has one of the fastest Internet speeds in the world, ranks third when it comes to Twitter users.

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Image: Visitors of a local cafe are reflected in a window in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters

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Venezuela

Twitter penetration rate: 28.2 per cent

Internet population: 10,976,342

Twitter users: 3,095,328 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 2 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 4

Of all the Internet users in Venezuela, 2 per cent are on twitter.

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Image: People have a drink at 360, a three-tiered rooftop bar, in Caracas, Venezuela.
Photographs: Jorge Silva/Reuters
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The Philippines

Twitter penetration rate: 25.6 per cent

Internet population: 33,600,000

Twitter users: 8,601,600 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 5 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 5

The Philippines ranks fifth with more than 25 per cent Twitter penetration.

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Image: People ride a wave swinger at a carnival in Manila, the Philippines.
Photographs: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters

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The United Kingdom

Twitter penetration rate: 24.2 per cent

Internet population: 52,731,209

Twitter users: 12,760,953 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 7 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 6

Of all the Internet users in the United Kingdom, 7 per cent are on Twitter.

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Image: A view of Piccadilly Circus in central London, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters

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Indonesia

Twitter penetration rate: 23.4 per cent

Internet population: 55,000,000

Twitter users: 12,870,000 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 7 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 7

Indonesia has nearly 13,000,000 users of Twitter.

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Image: An aerial view of Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Canada

Twitter penetration rate: 23.0 per cent

Internet population: 27,757,540

Twitter users: 6,384,234 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 4 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 8

Canada ranks eighth with 23 per cent Twitter penetration.

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Image: Cowboy Bill Collins leads over 300 head of cattle down a southern Alberta road northwest of Calgary in Canada.
Photographs: Patrick Price/Reuters
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Colombia

Twitter penetration rate: 20.1 per cent

Internet population: 25,000,000

Twitter users: 5,025,000 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 3 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 9

Colombia has more than 5,000,000 Twitter users across the country.

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Image: Cable cars pass above the town of Medellin, Colombia.
Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters
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The United States

Twitter penetration rate: 19.4 per cent

Internet population: 245,203,319

Twitter users: 47,569,444 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 27 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 10

Although Twitter Incorporated is based in the United States, it has less than 20 per cent penetration in the country.

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Image: A view of downtown area in Los Angeles, United States.
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Argentina

Twitter penetration rate: 19.2 per cent

Internet population: 28,000,000

Twitter users: 5,376,000 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 3 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 11

Argentina has 28,000,000 total users of Internet.

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Image: Overview of Buenos Aires' 9 de Julio Avenue with the Obelisk in the background, Argentina.
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Spain

Twitter penetration rate: 19.0 per cent

Internet population: 30,654,678

Twitter users: 5,824,389 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 3 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 12

Of all the users of Internet in Spain, 3 per cent are on Twitter.

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Image: A view of Barcelona, Spain.
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Brazil

Twitter penetration rate: 19.0 per cent

Internet population: 81,798,000

Twitter users: 15,541,620 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 9 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 13

Brazil has a Twitter penetration rate of 19.0 per cent.

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Image: Tourists take pictures with the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in the background in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Singapore

Twitter penetration rate: 18.1 per cent

Internet population: 3,658,400

Twitter users: 662,170 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 0 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 14

Singapore has 3,658,400 Internet users across the city-state.

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Image: A view of Singapore.
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Mexico

Twitter penetration rate: 17.9 per cent

Internet population: 42,000,000

Twitter users: 7,518,000 (estimated)

Percentage of overall Twitter users: 4 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 15

Of all the Internet users in Mexico, 4 per cent are on Twitter.


Image: Ice skaters on a rink in Mexico City's Zocalo Square, Mexico.
Photographs: Edgard Garrido/Reuters
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