The number of Romanian users on Facebook reached 7.2 million in April this year, up 2.85 percent compared to the last reporting in February, according to Facebrands.ro, which centralizes information about Facebook use in Romania.
Most of the Romanian Facebook users come from Bucharest, namely 1.48 million people, followed by Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara and Iasi.
In 2013, Romania had 7 million users on Facebook. By the end of 2013, Facebook boasted 1.23 billion monthly active users worldwide, and 757 million users log on to Facebook daily. The social network’s founder Mark Zuckerberg, 29, has a net worth of USD 19 billion, according to Forbes.
Facebook has recently agreed to pay some USD 19 billion for messaging service WhatsApp, an amount equivalent to around 10 percent of Romania’s GDP in 2012, or two and a half times the 2013 turnover of Romania’s largest company Petrom.