Top 10 Most Wired Countries

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  • Monaco
    Monte Carlo casino is reflected in a mirror between Christmas trees in Monaco. Reuters
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    Volcanic steam rises from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in this April 21, 2010 photo. Reuters
  • Norway
    It is officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. It has Unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy with a population 5,004,700 as on 2011. Norwegians enjoy the second highest GDP per-capita (after Luxembourg) and fourth highest GDP (PPP) per-capita in the world. Today, Norway ranks as the second wealthiest country in the world in monetary value, with the largest capital reserve per capita of any nation. Its GDP (PPP) and GDP (nominal) are $255.285 billion and $414.462 billion respectively. Reuters
  • Sweden
    It is officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy with population 9,415,295 as on 2011. Sweden is an export-oriented mixed economy featuring a modern distribution system, excellent internal and external communications, and a skilled labour force. Timber, hydropower and iron ore constitute the resource base of an economy heavily oriented toward foreign trade. Its GDP (PPP) and GDP (nominal) are $337.893 billion and $443.718 billion respectively. Reuters
  • Netherlands
    It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. It is a Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch with population 16,847,007 as on 2011. The Netherlands has a very strong economy and has been playing a special role in the European economy for many centuries. Since the 16th century, shipping, fishing, trade, and banking have been leading sectors of the Dutch economy. The Netherlands is one of the world's 10 leading exporting countries. Its GDP (PPP) and GDP (nominal) are $676.895 billion and $783.293 billion respectively. Reuters
  • Finland
    It is officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is Parliamentary republic with population 5,391,699 as on 2011. Finland has a highly industrialized mixed economy with a per capita output equal to that of other European economies such as France, Germany, Belgium or the UK. Its GDP (PPP) and GDP (nominal) are $185.979 billion and $239.232 billion respectively. Reuters
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South Korea is well known to have a nearly completely plugged-in society, but are they the most connected country in the world? As a percentage of the population, they are actually 15th. Every year, a Web site called Internet World Stats compiles the numbers of users across the globe and breaks them out into region, country and other demographics. The information in this slideshow is from March of 2011, so that means they are getting ready to do another round of surveys.

Almost two billion people use the Internet, and that works out to about 30% of the world's population. Compared to the year 2000, it's about five times as many people. China and the U.S. have the most numbers of Internet users, but as a percentage of their populations, they rank 107th and 24th respectively. In general, the countries on top of the list are clustered together, and the ones on the bottom do the same. Scandanavian countries are generally super-connected and some African nations like Somalia and Liberia are near the bottom. Start the slideshow to see the top 10 most wired countries. Tell us in the comments if you are perpetually wired or if you've made a New Year's resolution to cut back.

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