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Last Updated April 23, 2008
Copyright 1998-2008,
ZookNIC Inc.

Geography of Internet Users
 

Although Internet use has expanded tremendously over the past decade, it is still unevenly distributed around the world.  The following maps from 2000 to 2008 illustrate this pattern from the complexity of Europe, Asia and Latin America to the profound lack of Internet use in Africa. Click on any of the maps for a larger image.

 

February 2008 - 1,320 Million Online***

  Global Distribution of Internet Users - February 2008
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Europe - February 2008
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in the Asia-Pacific- February 2008
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Latin America- February 2008
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Africa - February 2008
     
December 2005 - 972 Million Online***

  Global Distribution of Internet Users - December 2005
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Europe-December 2005
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in the Asia-Pacific- December 2005
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Latin America - December 2005
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Africa - December 2005
     
September 2004 - 800 Million Online**

  Global Distribution of Internet Users - September 2004
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Europe- September 2004

 

     

  Distribution of Internet Users in the Asia-Pacific- September 2004
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Latin America - September 2004
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Africa - September 2004
     
September 2002 - 601 Million Online*

  Global Distribution of Internet Users - September 2002
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Europe- September 2002

 

     

  Distribution of Internet Users in the Asia-Pacific- September 2002
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Latin America - September 2002
     

  Distribution of Internet Users in Africa - September 2002
     
AUGUST 2001 - 478 Million Online*

  Global Distribution of Internet Users - August 2001
     
  Distribution of Internet Users in Europe- August 2001
     
  Distribution of Internet Users in Asia-Pacific- August 2001
     
  Distribution of Internet Users in Latin America- August 2001
     
  Distribution of Internet Users in Africa & the Middle East- August 2001
     

September 2000 - 380 Million Online*


  Global Distribution of Internet Users - September 2000
     
     
     

*** 2005-2007 maps based on InternetWorldStats data;
** 2004 maps are based on data from ClickZ Stats;
*2000, 2001 and 2002 maps are based on data from NUA's How Many Online

Copyright, Matthew Zook, 2000-2008 - Permission to reproduce these maps in unaltered form for non-commercial purposes is granted provided that it is sourced as follows, Source: Zooknic (http://www.zooknic.com/)

High resolution black and white maps (suitable for publication) are available.  Please contact me for more information


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