Internet World Map 2007

This study shows how the Internet is distributed across the entire world, as it can be appreciated at a first sight, North America and Europe concentrate the two largest groups of Internet assets with a total share of 22.5% for Europe and doubling this number 55.9% for North America.

Therefore it can be said that both regions represent a total 77.4% of the global Internet structure having Asia being the next one in the list with a share of 14%. The image bellow uses colored dots to represent the distribution and is expressed in number of IP addresses per dot.

Internet World Map 2009

Breakdown by geographic IP location

Geographic area Number of addresses Percentage
Africa 40241664 1.519%
Antartica 15620 0.001%
Asia 371297015 14.015%
Caribbean 1681866 0.063%
Central America 2557340 0.097%
Europe 569838903 21.510%
Middle East 12011131 0.453%
North America 1481754661 55.932%
Oceania 76417711 2.885%
South America 93409304 3.525%

To compare how the Internet world compares with the human populated world this image bellow shows the number of people per square kilometer around the world. The data were derived from population records based on political divisions such as states, provinces, and counties. Because the resolution of the data from different nations varies, some small areas with high populations (such as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) appear to have moderate population density spread over large areas.

Internet World Map 2009

This is how both combine together, its easy to see how super populated areas such regions of Africa, India and China still are behind in Internet adoption with Africa and Asia having only an estimated 4% and 10% of Internet penetration compared to the 70% penetration in United States:

Internet World Map 2009