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India among 20 nations that have most Internet users

Last updated on: April 12, 2013 08:13 IST

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Internet has become an essential part of many people around the world in the past couple of decades.

Let's take a look at countries that have most Internet users.

Source: internetworldstats.com

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Image: Developers and programmers participate in a coding challenge in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Photographs: Richard Brian/Reuters
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China

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 1.34 billion

Total Internet users: 538,000,000

Penetration in population: 40.1 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 22.4 per cent

Overall rank in users: 1

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Image: An aerial view shows vehicles travelling on intersections at night in downtown Shanghai, China.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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The United States

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 313.84 million

Total Internet users: 245,203,319

Penetration in population: 78.1 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 10.2 per cent

Overall rank in users: 2

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Image: A full moon rises behind the Empire State Building in New York as a man watches along the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States.
Photographs: Gary Hershorn/Reuters

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India

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 1.20 billion

Total Internet users: 137,000,000

Penetration in population: 11.4 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 5.7 per cent

Overall rank in users: 3

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Image: Tourists take a boat ride amid dense fog at Sukhana Lake in Chandigarh.
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters

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Japan

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 127.36 million

Total Internet users: 101,228,736

Penetration in population: 79.5 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 4.2 per cent

Overall rank in users: 4

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Image: Mt Fuji looms over skyscrapers in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, Japan.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters

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Brazil

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 193.94 million

Total Internet users: 88,494,756

Penetration in population: 45.6 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 3.7 per cent

Overall rank in users: 5

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Image: A view of Refice in northeast Brazil.
Photographs: Bruno Domingos/Reuters

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Russia

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 142.51 million

Total Internet users: 67,982,547

Penetration in population: 47.7 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 2.8 per cent

Overall rank in users: 6

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Image: A view of Moscow's Kremlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Moscow City business district in Russia.
Photographs: Anton Golubev/Reuters

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Germany

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 81.30 million

Total Internet users: 67,483,860

Penetration in population: 83.0 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 2.8 per cent

Overall rank in users: 7

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Image: An overview shows the Christmas market in the eastern German town of Dresden.
Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

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Indonesia

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 248.64 million

Total Internet users: 55,000,000

Penetration in population: 22.1 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 2.3 per cent

Overall rank in users: 8

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Image: An aerial view of Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta.
Photographs: Supri/Reuters

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The United Kingdom

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 63.04 million

Total Internet users: 52,731,209

Penetration in population: 83.6 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 2.2 per cent

Overall rank in users: 9

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Image: The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye in central London, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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France

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 65.63 million

Total Internet users: 52,228,905

Penetration in population: 79.6 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 2.2 per cent

Overall rank in users: 10

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Image: People walk past the Printemps department store in Paris, France.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters

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Nigeria

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 170.12 million

Total Internet users: 48,366,179

Penetration in population: 28.4 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 2.0 per cent

Overall rank in users: 11

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Image: A view of the Nigeria stock exchange building in the central business district in Lagos.
Photographs: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

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Mexico

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 114.97 million

Total Internet users: 42,000,000

Penetration in population: 36.5 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 1.7 per cent

Overall rank in users: 12

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

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Iran

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 78.86 million

Total Internet users: 42,000,000

Penetration in population: 53.3 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 1.7 per cent

Overall rank in users: 13

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Image: A view of residential buildings in north western Tehran, Iran.
Photographs: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters

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South Korea

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 48.86 million

Total Internet users: 40,329,660

Penetration in population: 82.5 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 1.7 per cent

Overall rank in users: 14

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Image: Part of Gangnam area is seen down the Han River in Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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Turkey

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 79.74 million

Total Internet users: 36,455,000

Penetration in population: 45.7 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 1.5 per cent

Overall rank in users: 15

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Image: A view of Istanbul's financial district in Turkey.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

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Italy

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 61.26 million

Total Internet users: 35,800,000

Penetration in population: 58.4 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 1.5 per cent

Overall rank in users: 16

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Image: An aerial view of St Peter's Square in Rome, Italy.
Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

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The Philippines

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 103.77 million

Total Internet users: 33,600,000

Penetration in population: 32.4 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 1.4 per cent

Overall rank in users: 17

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Image: A night view of Manila's Makati financial district in the Philippines.
Photographs: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters

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Spain

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 47.04 million

Total Internet users: 31,606,233

Penetration in population: 67.2 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 1.3 per cent

Overall rank in users: 18

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Image: A view of Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain.
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Vietnam

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 91.51 million

Total Internet users: 31,034,900

Penetration in population: 33.9 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 1.3 per cent

Overall rank in users: 19

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Image: Residents ride in a bamboo boat in Ha Long Bay, 150km from Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Egypt

Total population, 2012 (estimated): 83.68 million

Total Internet users: 29,809,724

Penetration in population: 35.6 per cent

Share of worldwide users: 1.2 per cent

Overall rank in users: 20


Image: A view of the Nile river flowing through the Egyptian capital Cairo.
Photographs: Aladin Abdel Naby/Reuters

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