The number of Facebook users in Romania is getting close to 5.6M, up 27% in 2012, compared to previous year, according to Facebrands.ro. In January 2013, Facebook users number reached 5.59M, from which 89.71% have their residence town set in their profile.
The increase in numbers for 2012 was of 27% compared to 2011, while January 2012 showed an increase of 82% compared to the start of 2011.
Facebook explosion in Romania was in 2011, when the number of users almost doubled, but an increase of almost 30% is significant and important especially on Facebook pages level (…) - Ionuț Oprea, Manager Standout.
2013 will be a year during which the results will have max importance and winners will be only the ones that measure them in an intelligent way - Andrei Stefan, Manager Byte Flux.
Bucharest continues to have most Facebook users (1.29M in January, representing 25.77% from the total number), followed by Timisoara, Cluj Napoca and Iasi (each over 200,000 Facebook users), according to Facebrands. Over 100,000 users are counted in 5 other Romanian towns: Constanta, Brasov, Craiova, Galati and Ploiesti.
In the same time, the number of Romanian pages created on Facebook increased in 2012 from 15,600 to almost 20,000.