Lagos might be the largest city in Africa by population of over 15 million but its Facebook population is no match compared to that of Accra, says SocialBakers.
Recent statistics from SocialBakers.com reveal that Lagos is not on the top 100 list of the world’s cities ranked by Facebook users.
The list ranks Jarkarta (Indonesia) as number one with over 17 million facebook users. This is followed by Istanbul (Turkey) with 9.6 million users, which is closely followed by Mexico City (Mexico) with 9.3 million Facebook users.
London (UK) ranks 4th with 7.6 million, while Bangkok (Thailand) ranks 5th with 7.4 million Facebook users.
Surprisingly, Accra (Ghana’s capital city) with a population of about 4 million, currently has over 800,000 of its population on Facebook.
According to SocialBakers, Accra (spelled Accara) ranks 67th in the top 100 list of world cities based on the number of Facebook users in each city.
Does it mean that Lagos with over 18 million inhabitants with the largest proportion of internet users in Nigeria doesn’t have up to 1 million of its inhabitants on Facebook?
Personally, I find the SocialBakers statistics incomplete and incorrect, based on this analysis.
What is more troubling is the fact that some small cities such as Agra in India and Puebla de Zaragoza in Mexico have less than 50,000 Facebook users and made it to the top 120 list.
But I’m guessing that SocialBakers is yet to monitor stats from Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt because if they did, Lagos, Capetown and Cairo should be on the top 50 list.
SocialBakers claims they “monitor selected cities in the world”, and soon will broaden their statistics and add much more of them.
The table below shows the top 5 cities in the world on Facebook, as at March 15, 2011, according to SocialBakers.
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