Get the amount (number) of tweets sent from within a country


I was wondering if it’s possible to get the number of tweets sent form within a country (The United States, Albania, etc) during a time period (say the last hour). I don’t care about the content of the tweets, just the number that was sent.


There’s no direct way to get these numbers.

You can make some guesses using the Streaming API’s sampling methods and counting tweets that match criteria you’re looking for and extrapolating that out times 99%. If you want to limit the set to geotagged tweets in a country, you can build bounding boxes and count the tweets, additionally considering any rate limiting notices you got that would add to the total.


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