Vietnam, Brazil Are Among Facebook’s Fastest-Growing Countries

Facebook is increasingly becoming an international phenomenon, as Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that his goal for the company is to connect the world. While that might take a while, Facebook is rapidly growing in countries such as Brazil, South Korea, and Russia, according to new data from sister company Quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats).

The fastest-growing country on Facebook — in terms of gross users — is Brazil, which added 2.4 million users over the past month. It’s not surprising, as we’ve previously reported that more and more users have their language set to Portuguese.

Courtesy of Quintly, here are the 10 countries that have seen the most user growth over the past month:

One surprising country is Russia, where Facebook has been trying to make inroads for quite some time. It is the top social network in 127 countries, but vKontakte remains king in Russia. In October, Zuckerberg paid a visit to Russia to discuss information technology — but some firms felt that he was scouting local talent. Although Russia has added only roughly 8 million users in the past month, that represents a 6.14 percent gain.

South Korea is another country where Facebook is not (yet) the social network of choice, as Koreans choose QZone — which is also dominant in China.

Readers: Do you think Facebook will eventually overtake vKontakte?

Brazilian flag image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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