World Muslim Population

Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity. According to a 2009 demographic study, Islam has 1.57 billion adherents, making up 23% of the world population.[1][2]
Approximately 50 countries are Muslim-majority.[2] Around 62% of the world’s Muslims live in Asia, with over 683 million adherents in such countries as Indonesia (the largest Muslim country by population, home to 12.9% of the world’s Muslims[8]),PakistanIndia, and Bangladesh.[2][9] About 20% of Muslims live in Arab countries.[10] In the Middle East, the non-Arab countries of Turkey and Iran are the largest Muslim-majority countries; in AfricaEgypt and Nigeria have the most populous Muslim communities.[9]Islam is the predominant religion in the Middle East, in northern Africa,[3][4] and in some parts of Asia.[5] Large communities of Muslims are also found in China, the Balkans, and Russia.[6] Other parts of the world host large Muslim immigrant communities; in Western Europe, for instance, Islam is the second largest religion after Christianity, though it represents less than 5% of the total population.[7]

A demographic study conducted by the Pew Research Center in October 2009[1][2] found that there are 1.57 billion Muslims around the world, accounting for roughly 1 in 4 people. The study found more Muslims in Germany than in Lebanon and more in China than in Syria.[11]

The majority of Muslims are Sunni, while an estimated 10–20% are Shia.[2][12]

Figures indicated in the first three columns below are based on the demographic study by the Pew Research Center report of Mapping the Global Muslim Population, as of 8 October 2009.[1][2]

Country/Region↓ Muslim population
2009 Pew Report[2]↓
Muslim percentage (%) of total population
2009 Pew Report[2]↓
Percentage (%) of World Muslim population
2009 Pew Report[2]↓
Muslim population
Other sources↓
Muslim percentage (%)
Other sources↓
Afghanistan Afghanistan 28,072,000 99.7 1.8
Albania Albania 2,522,000 79.9 0.2 70%[13]
Algeria Algeria 34,199,000 98.0 2.2
Angola Angola 190,000 1 < 0.1
Argentina Argentina 784,000 1.9 0.1
Armenia Armenia 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Aruba Aruba < 0.2 < 0.1
Australia Australia 365,000 1.7 < 0.1
Austria Austria 353,000 4.2 < 0.1 400-500,000[14] ~6.0%[15]
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 8,765,000 99.2 0.6
Bahrain Bahrain 642,000 81.2 < 0.1
Bangladesh Bangladesh 145,312,000 89.6 9.3
Belarus Belarus 19,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Belgium Belgium 281,000 3 < 0.1 628,751[16] 6.0%[16]
Belize Belize 1,400 0.1 < 0.1
Benin Benin 2,182,000 24.4 0.1
Bhutan Bhutan 7,000 1.0 < 0.1
Bolivia Bolivia 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina 1,522,000 48 0.1 45%[17]
Botswana Botswana 8,000 0.4 < 0.1
Brazil Brazil 191,000 0.1 < 0.1 2%[18]
Brunei Brunei 269,000 67.2 < 0.1
Bulgaria Bulgaria 920,000 12.2 0.1
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 9,292,000 59.0 0.6
Burundi Burundi 180,000 2 < 0.1
Cambodia Cambodia 236,000 1.6 < 0.1
Cameroon Cameroon 3,498,000 17.9 0.2 20.9%[19]
Canada Canada 657,000 2.0 < 0.1 1.9%[20]
Cape Verde Cape Verde 1,000 < 1 < 1
Central African Republic Central African Republic 395,000 8.9 < 0.1 15%[21][22]
Chad Chad 6,257,000 55.8 0.4
Chile Chile 4,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 2,894[23] 0.03% (over 15+ pop.)[23]
People's Republic of China China 21,667,000 1.6 1.4 50,000,000[24] 4%
Colombia Colombia 14,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Comoros Comoros 664,000 98.3 < 0.1
Costa Rica Costa Rica < 0.1 < 0.1
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of Congo 943,000 1.4 0.1
Croatia Croatia 18,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Cuba Cuba 9,000 0.1 < 0.1
Cyprus Cyprus 198,000 22.7 < 0.1
Czech Republic Czech Republic 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Denmark Denmark 88,000 2 < 0.1 210,000[25] 3.7%[25]
Djibouti Djibouti 838,000 96.9 0.1
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
East Timor East Timor 43,000 3.8 < 0.1
Ecuador Ecuador 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Egypt Egypt 78,513,000 94.6 5.0 91% [26]
El Salvador El Salvador 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Eritrea Eritrea 1,854,000 36.5 0.1 50%[27]
Estonia Estonia 2,000 0.1 < 0.1 1,400[28]
Ethiopia Ethiopia 28,063,000 33.9 1.8
Falkland Islands Falkland Islands < 0.1 < 0.1
Fiji Fiji 53,000 6.3 < 0.1
Finland Finland 24,000 0.2 < 0.1
France France 3,554,000 6 0.2 8%-10%[29]
Gabon Gabon 140,000 9.5 < 0.1
The Gambia Gambia 1,625,000 95 0.1
Georgia (country) Georgia 423,000 9.9 < 0.1
Germany Germany 4,026,000 4 0.3 4,300,000[30] 5,4%[30]
Ghana Ghana 3,787,000 15.9 0.2
Greece Greece 310,000 3 < 0.1
Grenada Grenada 0.3 < 0.1
Guatemala Guatemala 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Guinea Guinea 8,502,000 84.4 0.5
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 680,000 42.2 < 0.1 50%[31]
Guyana Guyana 55,000 7.2 < 0.1
Haiti Haiti 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Honduras Honduras 11,000 0.1 < 0.1
Hungary Hungary 24,000 0.2 < 0.1
Iceland Iceland < 0.1 < 0.1
India India 160,945,000 13.4 10.3
Indonesia Indonesia 202,867,000 88.2 12.9
Isle of Man Isle of Man < 0.2 < 0.1
Iran Iran 73,777,000 99.4 4.7
Iraq Iraq 30,428,000 99 2
Republic of Ireland Ireland 22,000 0.5 < 0.1 84,064[14] 2%[14]
Israel Israel 1,194,000 16.7 0.1
Italy Italy 36,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 825,000[15] 1.4%[15]
Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 7,745,000 36.7 0.5
Jamaica Jamaica 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Japan Japan 183,000 0.1 < 0.1
Jordan Jordan 6,202,000 98.2 0.4
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 8,822,000 56.4 0.6 65%[32]
Kenya Kenya 2,793,000 7.0 0.2 10%[33]
Republic of Kosovo Kosovo 1,999,000 89.6 0.1 1,584,000[34]
Kuwait Kuwait 2,824,000 95 0.2
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 4,734,000 86.3 0.3
Laos Laos 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Latvia Latvia 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Lebanon Lebanon 2,504,000 59.3 0.2
Lesotho Lesotho 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Liberia Liberia 483,000 12.2 < 0.1
Libya Libya 6,203,000 96.6 0.4
Lithuania Lithuania 3,000 0.1 < 0.1
Luxembourg Luxembourg 13,000 3 < 0.1
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 680,000 33 < 0.1
Madagascar Madagascar 215,000 1.1 < 0.1
Malawi Malawi 1,955,000 12.8 0.1
Malaysia Malaysia 16,581,000 60.4 1.1
Maldives Maldives 304,000 98.4 < 0.1
Mali Mali 12,040,000 92.5 0.8
Malta Malta 1,000 < 0.2 < 0.1
Mauritania Mauritania 3,261,000 99.1 0.2
Mauritius Mauritius 214,000 16.6 < 0.1
Mexico Mexico 110,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Moldova Moldova 17,000 0.5 < 0.1
Mongolia Mongolia 133,000 5.0 < 0.1
Montenegro Montenegro 111,000 17.7 < 0.1
Morocco Morocco 31,993,000 99 2
Mozambique Mozambique 5,224,000 22.8 0.3
Myanmar Myanmar 1,889,000 3.8 0.1
Namibia Namibia 8,000 0.4 < 0.1
Nepal Nepal 1,231,000 4.2 0.1
Netherlands Netherlands 946,000 5.7 0.1 5.8%[35]
New Caledonia New Caledonia 7,000 2.8 < 0.1
New Zealand New Zealand 37,000 0.9 < 0.1
Nicaragua Nicaragua 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Niger Niger 15,075,000 98.6 1.0
Nigeria Nigeria 78,056,000 50.4 5.0
North Korea North Korea 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Norway Norway 65,000 1 < 0.1 163,180 in 2008[36] 3.5 %
Oman Oman 2,494,000 87.7 0.2
Pakistan Pakistan 174,082,000 96.3 11.1
Palestinian territories Palestinian territories 4,173,000 98 < 0.1 99.3% (Gaza Strip),[37] 75% (West Bank)[38]
Panama Panama 24,000 0.7 < 0.1
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Paraguay Paraguay 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Peru Peru 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Philippines Philippines 4,654,000 5.1 0.3
Poland Poland 48,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Portugal Portugal 15,000 0.1 < 0.1
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Qatar Qatar 1,092,000 77.5 0.1
Republic of the Congo Congo 59,000 1.6 < 0.1
Romania Romania 66,000 0.3 < 0.1
Russia Russia 16,482,000 11.7 1.0 ~ 20,000,000 15%[39]
Rwanda Rwanda 182,000 1.8 < 0.1
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 24,949,000 97 2
Senegal Senegal 12,028,000 96.0 0.8
Serbia Serbia 244,000 3.2 < 0.1
Seychelles Seychelles 1,000 1.1 < 0.1
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 4,059,000 71.3 0.3
Singapore Singapore 706,000 14.9 < 0.1
Slovakia Slovakia < 0.1 < 0.1
Slovenia Slovenia 49,000 2.4 < 0.1
Somalia Somalia 8,995,000 98.5 0.6
South Africa South Africa 731,000 1.5 < 0.1
South Korea South Korea 71,000 0.1 < 0.1
Spain Spain 650,000 1 < 0.1 1,000,000[15] 2.3%[15]
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1,711,000 8.5 0.1
Sudan Sudan 30,121,000 71.3 1.9
Suriname Suriname 83,000 15.9 < 0.1 19.6%[40]
Swaziland Swaziland 2,000 0.2 < 0.1
Sweden Sweden 149,000 2 < 0.1 450-500,000[41] ~5%[41]
Switzerland Switzerland 323,000 4.3 < 0.1 400,000[42] 5%[42]
Syria Syria 20,196,000 92.2 1.3
Republic of China Taiwan 23,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Tajikistan Tajikistan 5,848,000 84.1 0.4
Tanzania Tanzania 13,218,000 30.2 0.8 35%[43]
Thailand Thailand 3,930,000 5.8 0.3
Togo Togo 809,000 12.2 0.1 20%[44]
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 78,000 5.8 < 0.1
Tunisia Tunisia 10,216,000 99.5 0.7
Turkey Turkey 73,619,000 98 4.7
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 4,757,000 93.1 0.3
Uganda Uganda 3,958,000 12.1 0.3
Ukraine Ukraine 456,000 1.0 < 0.1
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 3,504,000 76.2 0.2
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1,647,000 2.7 0.1 2,422,000[14] 2.4%[15]
United States United States 2,454,000 0.8 0.2 7,000,000[45] 2.15%
Uruguay Uruguay 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 26,469,000 96.3 1.7
Vanuatu Vanuatu < 0.1 < 0.1
Vatican City Vatican City < 0.1 < 0.1
Venezuela Venezuela 94,000 0.3 < 0.1
Vietnam Vietnam 71,200[46] 0.08 < 0.05
Western Sahara 510,000 99.4 < 0.1
Yemen Yemen 23,363,000 99.1 1.5
Zambia Zambia 58,000 0.4 < 0.1
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 109,000 0.9 < 0.1
Asia-Pacific 972,537,000 24.1 61.9
Middle EastNorth Africa 315,322,000 91.2 20.1
Sub-Saharan Africa 240,632,000 30.1 15.3
Europe 38,112,000 5.2 2.4
Americas 4,596,000 0.5 0.3
World Total 1,571,198,000 22.9 100

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Lecturer at Politeknik Merlimau Melaka, Tourism & Hospitality Department

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