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LinkedIn has reached another milestone in its development. The professional social network today announced that the number of users broke the mark of 200 million people in more than 200 countries around the world. LinkedIn operates today in 19 languages, the company said.

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“I would like to thank you all for the help that together has made LinkedIn what the network is today,” – wrote in a blog post, senior vice president of products at LinkedIn Deep Nishar. “It’s amazing how our members can change their skills through LinkedIn. Many of you can tell their own unique stories of success that you have achieved through a network,” – he said.

LinkedIn audience is growing quite rapidly. In March 2011, the network announced that its  user base reached 100 million users. It is true that in order to achieve this mark the website took about 8 years – the network was established in early 2003. In November, LinkedIn announced that the user base has reached 187 million.

The company said that a key aspect of its expansion is international expansion. According to LinkedIn, now the most growing areas of the resource are Turkey, Colombia and Indonesia, but the leaders in the number of mobile connections are China, Brazil and Portugal. At the same time, most people still live in the U.S. – 64%.

Expected, the central resource for LinkedIn is the U.S., home to 74 million most active users, but in second place with 18 million people is India. Britain and Brazil shared the third place – 11 million people.

The company also said that about 4 million users of LinkedIn work in the field of information technology and in the financial sector employs 2 million people, 1.95 million people are employed in the field of higher education.