There is no doubt that the internet technology and usage are growing rapidly due to the importance and need. Most of the businesses and personals rely on the internet to process the works, run the business, communicate, entertain, shop, study, learn and many others activities we might think about.
And there is no doubt also that the usage of internet varies from a country to another depending on the development and strength of the country. (Economical and political strength).
Hence we will see that most of the developed countries have good percentage of internet users of the population, but developing countries with unstable economical and political situation have low percentage.
However and due to the internet importance and benefits such as: time expedition (saving time) – saving cost and money – giving the control to the user (owner) – possessing technology…etc, countries will be measured or classified by the internet usage, where it is an important indicator for the development of countries.
Internet has become a must and a necessary need, and the world is changing from a traditional classic one, to a virtual technological world.
As per World internet usage, you will read below the numbers of internet usage and growth among the population:
AfricaWORLD INTERNET USAGE AND POPULATION STATISTICSWorld RegionsPopulation
(2009 Est.)Internet Users
Dec. 31, 2000Internet Users
Asia991,002,3424,514,40086,217,9008.7 %1,809.8 %4.8 %
Europe3,808,070,503114,304,000764,435,90020.1 %568.8 %42.4 %
Middle East803,850,858105,096,093425,773,57153.0 %305.1 %23.6 %
North America202,687,0053,284,80058,309,54628.8 %1,675.1 %3.2 %
Latin America/Caribbean340,831,831108,096,800259,561,00076.2 %140.1 %14.4 %
Oceania / Australia586,662,46818,068,919186,922,05031.9 %934.5 %10.4 %
WORLD TOTAL34,700,2017,620,48021,110,49060.8 %177.0 %1.2 %
6,767,805,208360,985,4921,802,330,45726.6 %399.3 %100.0 %
Middle East Internet Usage and Population Statistics
(2009 Est.)Usage, in
Latest Data% Population
Iran728,70940,000402,90055.3 %907.3 %0.7 %
Iraq66,429,284250,00032,200,00048.5 %12,780.0 %56.1 %
Israel28,945,56912,500300,0001.0 %2,300.0 %0.5 %
Jordan7,233,7011,270,0005,263,14672.8 %314.4 %9.2 %
Kuwait6,269,285127,3001,500,50023.9 %1,078.7 %2.6 %
Lebanon2,692,526150,0001.000,00037.1 %566.7 %1.7 %
Oman4,017,095300,000945,00023.5 %215.0 %1.6 %
Palestine(West Bk.)3,418,08590,000465,00013.6 %416.7 %0.8 %
Qatar2,461,26735,000355,50014.4 %915.7 %0.6 %
Saudi Arabia833,28530,000436,00052.3 %1,353.3 %0.8 %
Syria28,686,633200,0007,700,00026.8 %3,750.0 %13.4 %
United Arab Emirates21,762,97830,0003,565,00016.4 %11,783.3 %6.2 %
Yemen4,798,491735,0002,922,00060.9 %297.6 %5.1 %
Gaza Strip22,858,23815,000370,0001.6 %2,366.7 %0.6 %
202,687,0053,284,80057,425,04628.3 %1,648.2 %100.0 %
* Internet Usage and World Population Statistics are for December 31, 2009