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Internet Usage 2015

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The distribution of Internet users worldwide has changed remarkably over the last 25 years. In 1990 Internet users were mainly found in the United States, Western Europe, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. By 2002 people living in Asia Pacific, Southern Asia, South America, China and Eastern Europe were notable Internet users. In 2015 a not insignificant number of Internet users are also shown to be in Northern Africa, Southeastern Africa, Western Africa and the Middle East.

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Technical Notes

This map shows the proportion of worldwide Internet users who lived there in 2015

Data sources
This map uses data by UN Human Development Report   (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets. Data for this map will soon be available as a download.

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