Internet usage in the Middle East

Interesting statistics was gathers by Internet World Stats about Internet in the Middle East.

This is statistics for 2015 and it includes such interesting numbers as population of the country, Internet users and Facebook users.

Below you can see a graph showing this statistics.

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Middle East Internet Users, Population and Facebook Statistics 2015
MIDDLE EAST Population
( 2015 Est. )
Users, in
Dec/2000
Internet Usage
30-Nov-2015
% Population
(Penetration)
Internet
% users
Facebook
15-Nov-2015
Bahrain 1,346,613 40,000 1,297,500 96.4 % 1.1 % 700,000
Iran 81,824,270 250,000 46,800,000 57.2 % 38.0 % n/a
Iraq 33,309,836 12,500 11,000,000 33.0 % 8.9 % 11,000,000
Israel 7,935,149 1,270,000 5,928,772 74.7 % 4.8 % 4,400,000
Jordan 6,623,279 127,300 5,700,000 86.1 % 4.6 % 4,100,000
Kuwait 3,996,899 150,000 3,145,559 78.7 % 2.6 % 1,900,000
Lebanon 4,151,234 300,000 3,336,517 80.4 % 2.7 % 2,600,000
Oman 3,286,936 90,000 2,584,316 78.6 % 2.1 % 1,200,000
Palestine  2,785,366 35,000 1,800,000 64.6 % 1.5 % 1,800,000
Qatar 2,194,817 30,000 2,016,400 91.9 % 1.6 % 1,700,000
Saudi Arabia 27,752,316 200,000 18,300,000 65.9 % 14.9 % 12,000,000
Syria 22,878,524 30,000 6,426,577 28.1 % 5.2 % n/a
United Arab Emirates 9,445,624 735,000 8,807,226 93.2 % 7.2 % 6,300,000
Yemen 26,737,317 15,000 6,029,265 22.6 % 4.9 % 1,700,000
Gaza Strip 1,869,055 n/a see Palestina n/a n/a see Palestina
TOTAL Middle East 236,137,235 3,284,800 123,172,132 52.2 % 100.0 % 49,400,000

It is really interesting that Iran is number one here despite all filtering and censure.

And as we can see in Bahrain over 96% of population are using Internet.

Also let’s remember that Internet censorship is very serious in this part of the world.

So now you can see how many people cannot access popular websites.

What do you think about this stats?