List of countries by Muslim population

Islam is the world's second largest religion after Christianity. According to a 2010 study, Islam has 1.62 billion adherents, making up over 23% of the world population.[1][2]

Islam is the predominant religion in the Middle East, the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, North Africa,[3][4][5][6] and some parts of Asia.[7] Large communities of Muslims are also found in China, the Balkans, and Russia.[3][8] Other parts of the world host large Muslim immigrant communities; in Western Europe, for instance, Islam is the second largest religion after Christianity, where it represents 6% of the total population.[9]

According to the Pew Research Center in 2010 there were 49 Muslim-majority countries.[10] Around 62% of the world's Muslims live in South and Southeast Asia, with over 1 billion adherents.[11] The largest Muslim country is Indonesia, home to 12.7% of the world's Muslims, followed by Pakistan (11.0%), India (10.9%), and Bangladesh (9.2%).[3][12] About 20% of Muslims live in Arab countries.[13] In the Middle East, the non-Arab countries of Turkey and Iran are the largest Muslim-majority countries; in Africa, Egypt and Nigeria have the most populous Muslim communities.[3][12]

A study conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2010 and released January 2011[3][14] found that there are 1.62 billion Muslims around the world. The study found more Muslims in the United Kingdom than in Lebanon and more in China than in Syria.[3]

Countries

Figures indicated in the first four columns below are based on the demographic study by the Pew Research Center report of The Future of the Global Muslim Population, as of 27 January 2011.[3][14]

Country/Region[3] Muslim population
2010 Pew Report[3]
Muslim percentage (%) of total population
2010 Pew Report[3]
Percentage (%) of World Muslim population
2010 Pew Report[3]
Muslim population
Other sources
Muslim percentage (%)
Other sources
Afghanistan 29,047,000 99.8 1.8
Albania 2,601,000 82.1 0.2 1,587,608[15] 38.8%-85%,[16][17] 56.7%[15]
Algeria 34,780,000 98.2 2.1
American Samoa < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Andorra 1,000 1.1 < 0.1
Angola 195,000 1.0 < 0.1
Anguilla < 1,000 0.3 < 0.1
Antigua and Barbuda < 1,000 0.6 < 0.1
Argentina 1,000,000 2.5 0.1
Armenia 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Aruba < 1,000 0.4 < 0.1
Australia 399,000 1.9 < 0.1 476,291[18] 2.2%[18]
Austria 475,000 5.7 < 0.1 400-500,000[19] ~6.0%[20]
Azerbaijan 8,795,000 98.4 0.5
Bahamas < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
Bahrain 655,000 81.2 < 0.1 866,888[21] 70.2%[21]
Bangladesh 148,607,000 90.4 9.2
Barbados 2,000 0.9 < 0.1
Belarus 19,000 0.2 < 0.1
Belgium 638,000 6.0 < 0.1 628,751[22] 6.0%[22]
Belize < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
Benin 2,259,000 24.5 0.1
Bermuda < 1,000 0.8 < 0.1
Bhutan 7,000 1.0 < 0.1
Bolivia 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1,564,000 41.6 0.1 45%[23]
Botswana 8,000 0.4 < 0.1
Brazil 204,000 0.1 < 0.1 35,167[24] 0.03%[24]
British Virgin Islands < 1,000 1.2 < 0.1
Brunei 211,000 51.9 < 0.1 67%[25]
Bulgaria 1,002,000 13.4 0.1 577,139[26] 10%[26]
Burkina Faso 9,600,000 58.9 0.6 60.5%[27]
Burma (Myanmar) 1,900,000 3.8 0.1
Burundi 184,000 2.2 < 0.1
Cambodia 240,000 1.6 < 0.1
Cameroon 3,598,000 18.0 0.2 20.9%[28]
Canada 940,000 2.8 0.1 1,053,945[29] 1.9%,[30] 3.2%[29]
Cape Verde < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
Cayman Islands < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
Central African Republic 403,000 8.9 < 0.1 15%[31][32]
Chad 6,404,000 55.7 0.4
Channel Islands < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
Chile 4,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 2,894[33] 0.03% (over 15+ pop.)[33]
China 23,308,000 1.8 1.4 50,000,000[34]
Colombia 14,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Comoros 679,000 98.3 < 0.1
Congo 969,000 1.4 0.1
Cook Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Costa Rica < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Croatia 56,000 1.3 < 0.1
Cuba 10,000 0.1 < 0.1
Cyprus 200,000 22.7 < 0.1
Czech Republic 4,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Denmark 226,000 4.1 < 0.1 210,000[35] 3.7%[35]
Djibouti 853,000 97.0 0.1
Dominica < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
Dominican Republic 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Ecuador 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Egypt 80,024,000 94.7 4.9 91%[36]
El Salvador 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Equatorial Guinea 28,000 4.1 < 0.1
Eritrea 1,909,000 36.5 0.1 50%[37]
Estonia 2,000 0.1 < 0.1 1,400[38]
Ethiopia 28,721,000 33.8 1.8
Faeroe Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Falkland Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Federated States of Micronesia < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Fiji 54,000 6.3 < 0.1
Finland 42,000 0.8 < 0.1
France 4,704,000 7.5 0.3 8%-10%[39]
French Guiana 2,000 0.9 < 0.1
French Polynesia < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Gabon 145,000 9.7 < 0.1
Gambia 1,669,000 95.3 0.1
Georgia 442,000 10.5 < 0.1
Germany 4,119,000 5.0 0.3 4,300,000[40] 5,4%[40]
Ghana 3,906,000 16.1 0.2
Gibraltar 1,000 4.0 < 0.1
Greece 527,000 4.7 < 0.1
Greenland < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Grenada < 1,000 0.3 < 0.1
Guadeloupe 2,000 0.4 < 0.1
Guam < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Guatemala 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Guinea 8,693,000 84.2 0.5
Guinea Bissau 705,000 42.8 < 0.1 50%[41]
Guyana 55,000 7.2 < 0.1
Haiti 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Honduras 11,000 0.1 < 0.1
Hong Kong 91,000 1.3 < 0.1
Hungary 25,000 0.3 < 0.1
Iceland < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1 770[42] 0.24%[42]
India 177,286,000 14.6 10.9 22%[41]
Indonesia 204,847,000 88.1 12.7
Iran 74,819,000 99.6 4.6
Iraq 31,108,000 98.9 1.9
Ireland 43,000 0.9 < 0.1 84,064[19] 2%[19]
Isle of Man < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
Israel 1,287,000 17.7 0.1
Italy 1,583,000 2.6 0.1 825,000[20] 1.4%[20]
Ivory Coast 7,960,000 36.9 0.5 40%[43][44][45]
Jamaica 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Japan 185,000 0.1 < 0.1
Jordan 6,397,000 98.8 0.4
Kazakhstan 8,887,000 56.4 0.5 70.2%[46]
Kenya 2,868,000 7.0 0.2 10%[47]
Kiribati < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Kosovo 2,104,000 91.7 0.1 1,584,000[48]
Kuwait 2,636,000 86.4 0.2
Kyrgyzstan 4,927,000 88.8 0.3
Laos 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Latvia 2,000 0.1 < 0.1
Lebanon 2,542,000 59.7 0.2
Lesotho 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Liberia 523,000 12.8 < 0.1
Libya 6,325,000 96.6 0.4
Liechtenstein 2,000 4.8 < 0.1
Lithuania 3,000 0.1 < 0.1
Luxembourg 11,000 2.3 < 0.1
Macau < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Macedonia 713,000 34.9 < 0.1
Madagascar 220,000 1.1 < 0.1 7%[49]
Malawi 2,011,000 12.8 0.1
Malaysia 17,139,000 61.4 1.1
Maldives 309,000 98.4 < 0.1
Mali 12,316,000 92.4 0.8
Malta 1,000 0.3 < 0.1
Marshall Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Martinique < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
Mauritania 3,338,000 99.2 0.2
Mauritius 216,000 16.6 < 0.1
Mayotte 197,000 98.8 < 0.1
Mexico 111,000 0.1 < 0.1 3.700[50]
Moldova 15,000 0.4 < 0.1
Monaco < 1,000 0.5 < 0.1
Mongolia 120,000 4.4 < 0.1
Montenegro 116,000 18.5 < 0.1 118,477 [51] 19.11% [51]
Montserrat < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
Morocco 32,381,000 99.9 2.0 99%[52]
Mozambique 5,340,000 22.8 0.3
Namibia 9,000 0.4 < 0.1
Nauru < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Nepal 1,253,000 4.2 0.1
Netherlands 914,000 5.5 0.1 5.8%[53]
Netherlands Antilles < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
New Caledonia 7,000 2.8 < 0.1
New Zealand 41,000 0.9 < 0.1
Nicaragua 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Niger 15,627,000 98.3 1.0
Nigeria 75,728,000 47.9 4.7 85, 000, 000 50%[54]
Niue < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
North Korea 3,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Northern Mariana Islands < 1,000 0.7 < 0.1
Norway 144,000 3.0 < 0.1 163,180 in 2008[55]
Oman 2,547,000 87.7 0.2
Pakistan 178,097,000 96.4 11.0
Palau < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Palestinian territories 4,298,000 97.5 0.3 99.3% (Gaza Strip),[56] 75% (West Bank)[57]
Panama 25,000 0.7 < 0.1
Papua New Guinea 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Paraguay 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Peru < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Philippines 4,737,000 5.1 0.3
Pitcairn Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Poland 20,000 0.1 < 0.1
Portugal 65,000 0.6 < 0.1
Puerto Rico 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Qatar 1,168,000 77.5 0.1
Republic of Congo 60,000 1.6 < 0.1
Reunion 35,000 4.2 < 0.1
Romania 73,000 0.3 < 0.1
Russia 16,379,000 11.7 1.0 15%[58]
Rwanda 188,000 1.8 < 0.1
St. Helena < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
St. Kitts and Nevis < 1,000 0.3 < 0.1
St. Lucia < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
St. Pierre and Miquelon < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2,000 1.7 < 0.1
Samoa < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
San Marino < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Sao Tome and Principe < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Saudi Arabia 25,493,000 97.1 1.6
Senegal 12,333,000 95.9 0.8
Serbia 280,000 3.7 < 0.1
Seychelles < 1,000 1.1 < 0.1
Sierra Leone 4,171,000 71.5 0.3
Singapore 721,000 14.9 < 0.1
Slovakia 4,000 0.1 < 0.1
Slovenia 49,000 2.4 < 0.1
Solomon Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Somalia 9,231,000 98.6 0.6 99.9%[59][60][61][62][63]
South Africa 737,000 1.5 < 0.1
South Korea 75,000 0.2 < 0.1
Spain 1,021,000 2.3 0.1 1,000,000[20] 2.3%[20]
Sri Lanka 1,725,000 8.5 0.1
Sudan 30,855,000 71.4[Note 1] 1.9 97.0% (only the Republic of Sudan)[64]
Suriname 84,000 15.9 < 0.1 19.6%[65]
Swaziland 2,000 0.2 < 0.1
Sweden 451,000 4.9 < 0.1 450-500,000[66] ~5%[66]
Switzerland 433,000 5.7 < 0.1 400,000[67] 5%[67]
Syria 20,895,000 92.8 1.3
Taiwan 23,000 0.1 < 0.1 60,000[68] 3%[69]
Tajikistan 7,006,000 99.0 0.4
Tanzania 13,450,000 29.9 0.8 35%[70]
Thailand 3,952,000 5.8 0.2
Timor-Leste 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
Togo 827,000 12.2 0.1 20%[71]
Tokelau < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Tonga < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Trinidad and Tobago 78,000 5.8 < 0.1
Tunisia 10,349,000 99.8 0.6
Turkey 74,660,000 98.6 4.6
Turkmenistan 4,830,000 93.3 0.3
Turks and Caicos Islands < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Tuvalu < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
Uganda 4,060,000 12.0 0.3
Ukraine 393,000 0.9 < 0.1 2,000,000[72]
United Arab Emirates 3,577,000 76.0 0.2
United Kingdom 2,869,000 4.6 0.2 2,422,000[73] 2.4%[20]
United States 2,595,000 0.8 0.2 7,000,000[74]
U.S. Virgin Islands < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1
Uruguay < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Uzbekistan 26,833,000 96.5 1.7
Vanuatu < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Vatican City 0 0 0
Venezuela 95,000 0.3 < 0.1
Vietnam 160,000 0.2 < 0.1 71,200[75]
Wallis and Futuna < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Western Sahara 528,000 99.6 < 0.1
Yemen 24,023,000 99.0 1.5
Zambia 59,000 0.4 < 0.1
Zimbabwe 109,000 0.9 < 0.1
South & Southeast Asia 1,005,507,000 24.8 62.1
Middle East-North Africa 321,869,000 91.2 19.9
Sub-Saharan Africa 242,544,000 29.6 15.0
Europe 44,138,000 6.0 2.7
Americas 5,256,000 0.6 0.3
World Total 1,619,314,000 23.4 100.0

See also

Template:Life in OIC

Other religions:

General:

References

  1. Esposito (2004), pp.2,43

Further reading

  • International Religious Freedom Report
  • The World Factbook
  • 43,941 adherent statistic citations
  • Religious Freedom page
  • Religious Intelligence
    • Muslim Population Percentage from U.S Dept. of State
  • CIA World Factbook Religions
  • Muslims in Europe: Country guide

External links

  • Official website of the Pew Forum study on Global Muslim Population
  • Muslim Population-A Site with Extensive information regarding worldwide muslim Population.

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