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Hinduism by country

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The percentage of Hindu population of each country was taken from the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2006.[1] Other sources used were the CIA World Factbook[2] and adherents.com.[3] The total population of each country was taken from census.gov[4] (2007 estimates). According to the percentage, Nepal has the highest majority of Hindu population in the world followed by India and Mauritius.[5]

By country[edit]

Hinduism by country
Region Country Total Population (2011 est) Hindu % of population Hindu total
South Asia Afghanistan 31,889,923


0.4%[6][7] 127,560
Europe Andorra 84,082 0.4%[8] 336
Caribbean Antigua 86,754 0.1%[8] 87
South America Argentina 40,301,927 0.01%[9] 4,030
Oceania Australia 20,434,176 1.28%[10] 276,000
Central Europe Austria 8,199,783 0.1% (approx)[11] 8,200
Middle East Bahrain 708,573 6.25%[12] 44,286
South Asia Bangladesh 150,448,339 9.2%[13] – 12.4%[14][15] 13,841,247 – 18,665,594
Western Europe Belgium 10,392,226 0.06%[16] 6,235
Central America Belize 294,385 2.3%[17] 6,771
South Asia Bhutan 2,327,849 2%[18] – 25%[19][20] 46,557 – 581,962
Southern Africa Botswana 1,815,508 0.17%[21] 3,086
South America Brazil 190,010,647 0.0016%[22] 3,040
Southeast Asia Brunei 374,577 0.035%[23] 131
West Africa Burkina Faso 14,326,203 0.001% 150
Central Africa Burundi 8,390,505 0.1%[24][25] 8,391
Southeast Asia Cambodia 13,995,904 0.3%[26][27] 41,988
North America Canada 33,390,141 1.6%[28][29] 497,200
South America Colombia 44,379,598 0.02%[30] 8,876
East Africa Comoros 711,417 0.1%(approx) 711
Central Africa Congo (Kinshasa) 65,751,512 0.18%[31] 118,353
Balkans Croatia 4,493,312 0.01% (approx)[32] 449
North America Cuba 11,394,043 0.21%[33] 23,927
West Africa Côte d'Ivoire 18,013,409 0.1%[34][35] 18,013
Western Europe Denmark 5,468,120 0.1%[36][37] 5,468
East Africa Djibouti 496,374 0.02%[38] 99
Caribbean Dominica 72,386 0.2%[39] 145
East Africa Eritrea 4,906,585 0.1% (approx)[40] 4,907
Oceania Fiji 918,675 30%[41] – 33%[42][43] 275,603 – 303,163
Western Europe Finland 5,238,460 0.01%[44] 524
Western Europe France 63,718,187 0.1%[45][46] 63,718
Middle East Georgia 4,646,003 0.01% (approx)[47] 465
Western Europe Germany 82,400,996 0.119%[48] 98,057
West Africa Ghana 22,931,299 0.05% (approx)[49] 11,466
Caribbean Grenada 89,971 0.7%[50] 630
South America Guyana 769,095 28.3%[51][52] – 33%[53][54][55] 217,654 – 253,801
Central Europe Hungary 9,956,108 0.02% 1,767[56]
South Asia India 1,241,451,960 80.5%[57][58][59] 1,010,023,827
Southeast Asia Indonesia 234,693,997 2%[60][61][62] 4,693,880
Middle East Iran 65,397,521 0.02% (approx) 13,079
Western Europe Ireland 4,588,252 0.23%[63] 10,688
Middle East Israel 6,426,679 0.1% (approx)[64] 6,427
Western Europe Italy 60,418,000 0.2% (approx)[65] 108,950
Caribbean Jamaica 2,780,132 0.06%[66] 1,668
East Asia Japan 127,433,494 0.004% (approx) 5,097
East Africa Kenya 36,913,721 1%[67] 369,137
East Asia Korea, South 49,044,790 0.015% (approx) 12,452
Middle East Kuwait 2,505,559 12%[68] 300,667
Eastern Europe Latvia 2,259,810 0.006%[69] 136
Middle East Lebanon 3,925,502 0.1% (approx)[70] 3,926
Southern Africa Lesotho 2,125,262 0.1% (approx)[71][72] 2,125
West Africa Liberia 3,195,931 0.1% (approx)[73] 3,196
North Africa Libya 6,036,914 0.1%[74][75] 6,037
Western Europe Luxembourg 480,222 0.07% (approx)[76] 336
Southern Africa Madagascar 19,448,815 0.1%[77][78] 19,449
Southern Africa Malawi 13,603,181 0.02%[79] – 0.2%[80] 2,721 – 2,726
Southeast Asia Malaysia 28,401,017 7%[81][82] 1,630,000
South Asia Maldives 369,031 0.01%[83] 37
Southern Africa Mauritius 1,250,882 48%[84] – 49%[85] 600,423 – 625,441
Eastern Europe Moldova 4,328,816 0.01% (approx)[86] 433
Southern Africa Mozambique 20,905,585 0.05%[87] – 0.2%[88] 10,453 – 41,811
Southeast Asia Myanmar 47,963,012 1.5%[89] 893,000
South Asia Nepal 28,901,790 80.6%[90] – 81%[91][92] 23,294,843 – 23,410,450
Western Europe Netherlands 16,570,613 0.58%[93] – 1.20%[94] 96,110 – 200,000
Oceania New Zealand 4,115,771 1%[95] 41,158
Western Europe Norway 4,627,926 0.5% 23,140
Middle East Oman 3,204,897 3%[96] – 5.7%[97] 96,147 – 182,679
South Asia Pakistan 164,741,924 1.5%[98] – 3.3%[99] 5,900,000 – 9,000,000
Central America Panama 3,242,173 0.3%[100][101] 9,726
Southeast Asia Philippines 98,215,000[102] 2% (approx) 2,000,000
Western Europe Portugal 10,642,836 0.07% 7,396
Caribbean Puerto Rico 3,944,259 0.09%[103] 3,550
Middle East Qatar 907,229 7.2%[104][105] 65,320
East Africa Réunion 827,000 6.7%[106] 55,409
Eastern Europe Russia 141,377,752 0.043%[107][108] 60,792
Middle East Saudi Arabia 27,601,038 0.6%[109] – 1.1%[110] 165,606 – 303,611
East Africa Seychelles 81,895 2% 1,638
West Africa Sierra Leone 6,144,562 0.04%[111] – 0.1%[112] 2,458 – 6,145
Southeast Asia Singapore 4,553,009 5.1%[113][114] 262,120
Central Europe Slovakia 5,447,502 0.1% (approx) 5,448
Central Europe Slovenia 2,009,245 0.025% (approx) 500
Southern Africa South Africa 49,991,300 1.9%[115][116] 959,000
South Asia Sri Lanka 20,926,315 7.1%[117] – 12.1%[118] 1,485,768 – 3,138,947
South America Suriname 470,784 20%[119] – 27.4%[120] 94,157 – 128,995
Southern Africa Swaziland 1,133,066 0.15%[121] – 0.2%[122] 1,700 – 2,266
Western Europe Sweden 9,031,088 0.078% – 0.12%[123] 7,044 – 10,837
Western Europe Switzerland 7,554,661 0.38%[124][125] 28,708
East Africa Tanzania 39,384,223 0.9%[126][127] 354,458
Southeast Asia Thailand 65,068,149 0.1%[128] 2,928
Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago 1,056,608 22.5%[129][130][131] 237,737
East Africa Uganda 30,262,610 0.2%[132] – 0.8%[133] 60,525 – 242,101
Middle East United Arab Emirates 4,444,011 21.25%[134] 944,352
Western Europe United Kingdom 60,776,238 1.7%[135][136] 832,000
North America United States 307,006,550 0.4%[137][138] 1,204,560
Central Asia Uzbekistan 27,780,059 0.01% (approx) 2,778
Southeast Asia Vietnam 85,262,356 0.059%[139] 50,305
Middle East Yemen 22,230,531 0.7%[140] 155,614
Southern Africa Zambia 11,477,447 0.14%[141][142] 16,068
Southern Africa Zimbabwe 12,311,143 1.0%[143] 123,111
Total 7,000,000,000 15.48 1,083,800,358–1,101,518,322

By region[edit]

These percentages were calculated by using the above numbers. The first percentage, 4th column, is the percentage of population that is Hindu in a region (Hindus in the region * 100/total population of the region). The last column shows the Hindu percentage compared to the total Hindu population of the world (Hindus in the region * 100/total Hindu population of the world).

(Note: Egypt, Sudan, and other Arab Maghreb countries are counted as part of North Africa, not Middle East).

Hinduism in Africa
Region Total Population Hindus  % of Hindus  % of Hindu total
Central Africa 93,121,055 0 0% 0%
East Africa 193,741,900 667,694 0.345% 0.071%
North Africa 202,151,323 5,765 0.003% 0.001%
Southern Africa 137,092,019 1,269,844 0.926% 0.135%
West Africa 268,997,245 70,402 0.026% 0.007%
Total 885,103,542 2,013,705 1.228% 0.213%
Hinduism in Asia
Region Total Population Hindus  % of Hindus  % of Hindu total
Central Asia 92,019,166 149,644 0.163% 0.016%
East Asia 1,527,960,261 130,631 0.009% 0.014%
Middle East 274,775,527 792,872 0.289% 0.084%
South Asia 1,437,326,682 1,006,888,651 70.05% 98.475%
Southeast Asia 571,337,070 6,386,614 1.118% 0.677%
Total 3,903,418,706 1,014,348,412 26.01% 99.266%
Hinduism in Europe
Region Total Population Hindus  % of Hindus  % of Hindu total
Balkans 65,407,609 0 0% 0%
Central Europe 74,510,241 163 0% 0%
Eastern Europe 212,821,296 717,101 0.337% 0.076%
Western Europe 375,832,557 1,313,640 0.348% 0.138%
Total 728,571,703 2,030,904 0.278% 0.214%
Hinduism in The Americas
Region Total Population Hindus  % of Hindus  % of Hindu total
Caribbean 24,898,266 279,515 1.123% 0.030%
Central America 41,135,205 5,833 0.014% 0.006%
North America 446,088,748 5,806,720 1.3015% 0.191%
South America 371,075,531 389,869 0.105% 0.041%
Total 883,197,750 6,481,937 0.281% 0.263%
Hinduism in Oceania
Region Total Population Hindus  % of Hindus  % of Hindu total
Oceania 30,564,520 411,907 1.348% 0.044%
Total 30,564,520 411,907 1.348% 0.044%

See also[edit]

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  93. ^ Netherlands
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  119. ^ Suriname
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  129. ^ The World Factbook
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  134. ^ United Arab Emirates
  135. ^ The World Factbook
  136. ^ United Kingdom
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  139. ^ Vietnam
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