Human Development Data for the Arab States

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Source: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria .. 0 150000 1920000 2460000 3200000 3500000 3920000 4430000
Bahrain .. 0 39300 154000 229000 305000 547000 620000 694000
Comoros .. 0 1530 20900 22000 23200 24300 25700 37500
Djibouti .. 0 1420 7710 10500 13600 19300 34900 57800
Egypt .. 0 434000 8680000 9490000 12300000 14100000 19400000 21700000
Iraq .. 0 .. 194000 268000 269000 298000 326000 792000
Jordan .. 0 127000 691000 762000 1130000 1350000 1570000 2350000
Kuwait .. 0 131000 587000 677000 773000 873000 975000 1050000
Lebanon .. 0 298000 411000 615000 775000 939000 994000 1310000
Libya .. 0 9780 226000 253000 284000 316000 345000 364000
Mauritania .. 0 5070 20400 30700 46100 61600 77000 100000
Morocco .. 0 200000 4580000 6070000 6670000 10400000 13100000 15700000
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. 0 35500 569000 670000 789000 932000 1270000 1510000
Oman .. 0 79700 162000 207000 427000 527000 1400000 1740000
Qatar .. 0 28700 203000 283000 436000 531000 687000 1210000
Saudi Arabia .. 0 443000 3050000 4830000 7650000 9420000 10200000 11300000
Somalia .. 0 1480 90100 94000 98000 102000 106000 ..
Sudan .. 0 8820 496000 3190000 3500000 4210000 .. ..
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 29100 1040000 1480000 3210000 1280000 2770000 4220000
Tunisia .. 0 260000 957000 1300000 1730000 2820000 3530000 3860000
United Arab Emirates .. 0 717000 1630000 2420000 3300000 4470000 5200000 5860000
Yemen .. 0 14600 217000 266000 1100000 1560000 2320000 2610000
Arab States .. 0 3010000 25900000 35600000 48100000 58200000 68800000 80800000
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) .. 0 33700000 158000000 195000000 277000000 374000000 468000000 538000000
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. 0 7940000 50000000 61800000 83600000 97000000 113000000 146000000
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) .. 0 19700000 90800000 115000000 133000000 150000000 177000000 197000000
Least Developed Countries: UN classification .. 0 642000 7270000 13200000 17900000 24100000 25200000 32100000
OECD Members .. 2630000 320000000 646000000 681000000 749000000 779000000 824000000 863000000
South Asia .. 0 5830000 38600000 46800000 67400000 84600000 98300000 132000000
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. 0 3380000 17400000 27200000 32900000 52400000 73000000 86700000
World .. 2630000 395000000 1020000000 1150000000 1370000000 1570000000 1800000000 2010000000


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