Which Asian country has the most Facebook users?
NEW DELHI—Indians are big on Facebook whereas Brunei Darussalam has the least number of Facebook user in Asia.
Facebook is the most popular social network worldwide and Asia is Facebook’s most active region in terms of active users.
India has the most number of Facebook registered users not only in Asia but in the world. Facebook users in India have crossed 251 million mark, becoming the largest audience country for the social media giant. However, even though strong gains social media penetration remains relatively low in India as compared to other high Facebook user regions.
At 131 million Indonesia has the second highest number of Facebook users in Asia. The number of users has increased by six percent in the last year. It is followed by Japan with 71 million users. Surveys, however, show that most Facebook users in Japan are adults while as younger ones take to other social sites like Instagram and Twitter.
Philippines has the fourth highest number of Facebook users in Asia with 62 million people registered on the social networking site. It is the most popular networking site in the country and the number of Facebook users almost matches the number of internet users in the country.
Vietnam has fifth highest Facebook users followed by Thailand. South Korea has seventh highest number of Facebook users and almost half of the internet users are registered on Facebook. Pakistan and Bangladesh have 32 million and 28 million users respectively. Bangladesh is followed by Malaysia and Myanmar.
One of the lesser developed South Asian countries, Nepal has 8.7 million Facebook users followed by Cambodia with 6.3 million users. Sri Lanka has 5.5 million Facebook users.
Singapore has around 4.3 million Facebook users and more than 52 percent are male and 48 percent are female. Over all the Facebook users in the country are less than 45 years of age. Laos and Mongolia have 2.2 million and 1.9 million Facebook users respectively.
China, despite its huge population, has only 1.8 million Facebook users. However these figures do not include Facebook users in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Bhutan and Brunei Darussalam have the least number of Facebook users. /jpv