Geographic Distribution Of Facebook Users

Facebook has reached 500 million users – You learnt about this either on news, or from the newspapers (if you read one) or on one of your favorite blogs or from Facebook.com itself. So where have these million of new users come from? According to an article on the O’Reilly blog, Africa is the fastest […]

Facebook has reached 500 million users – You learnt about this either on news, or from the newspapers (if you read one) or on one of your favorite blogs or from Facebook.com itself. So where have these million of new users come from? According to an article on the O’Reilly blog, Africa is the fastest growing region – with a 21% growth rate. Meanwhile, Asia presents the most growth potential moving forward with just a 2.3% penetration at present.

Here is the market share of active Facebook users from the different geographies

North America : 32.5%
Europe : 27.5%
Asia : 17.1%
South America : 9.2%
Middle East/North Africa : 8.5%
Oceania : 2.3%
Africa : 1.6%
Central America/Caribbean : 1.3%

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