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What are the Top Ten Countries with Most Internet Users?

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It was in the 1990s that internet became mainstream and everyone started to talk about it. Today, billions of people around the world are active users of internet, for both professional and personal purposes.

The internet serves as the most significant mode of communication these days, as we can connect to people all around the world efficiently.  We can send e-mails or make video calls to different corners of the world.

The internet is used to collect information regarding different topics, be it education, medicines, literature, software, computers, business, or even entertainment, and leisure. Not just that, no one can neglect its value for carrying out business operations, also known as Electronic Commerce (e-commerce).

With newspapers, magazines, and journals around the world also available on the internet, its usage is increasing day by day. So many websites are being created every minute. Social media is a major attraction for people to use the internet extensively. We cannot say that there is no downside to it, but the number of users is increasing in each country over time.

China, being the most populated nation has the most number of internet users. As of December 2017, the number is a whopping 772 million. India holds the second position, with more than 462 million users and then comes the United States with over 312 million people using the internet.

In the table below, we have noted the top ten countries with most internet users in 2017 according to data from World Internet Stats. The population and internet usage in these countries have also been compared with the estimations of the year 2000.

Rank Country or Region Population,
2018 Est.
2000 Est.
Internet Users
31 Dec 2017
Internet Users
31 Dec 2000
Growth (%)
1 China 1,415,045,928 1,283,198,970 772,000,000 22,500,000 3,331%
2 India 1,354,051,854 1,053,050,912 462,124,989 5,000,000 9,142%
3 United States 326,766,748 281,982,778 312,322,257 95,354,000 227%
4 Brazil 210,867,954 175,287,587 149,057,635 5,000,000 2,881%
5 Indonesia 266,794,980 211,540,429 143,260,000 2,000,000 7,063%
6 Japan 127,185,332 127,533,934 118,626,672 47,080,000 152%
7 Russia 143,964,709 146,396,514 109,552,842 3,100,000 3,434%
8 Nigeria 195,875,237 122,352,009 98,391,456 200,000 49,095%
9 Mexico 130,759,074 101,719,673 85,000,000 2,712,400 3,033%
10 Bangladesh 166,368,149 131,581,243 80,483,000 100,000 80,383%


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