Orthodoxy by country

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Distribution of Orthodox Christianity in the world by country

There exist two distinct Christian communions known by the appellation "Orthodox," namely the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Church.

The various autocephalous and autonomous churches of the Eastern Orthodox Church are distinct in terms of administration and local culture, but for the most part exist in full communion with one another. Some tensions exist in the philosophical differences between the New Calendarists and the Moderate Old Calendarists.

Eastern Orthodoxy[edit]

Predominantly Eastern Orthodox Christian countries[edit]

Eastern Orthodoxy is the largest single religious faith in:

Countries with a high percentage of Eastern Orthodox Christians include:

Eastern Orthodox Churches in full communion[edit]

Oriental Orthodoxy[edit]

Distribution[edit]

Oriental Orthodoxy is the dominant religion in Armenia (94%), the ethnically Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (95%), Ethiopia (61%, the total Christian population being 62%), and Eritrea (57%, the total Christian population being 64%).

Oriental Orthodoxy is especially the dominant religion in the two Ethiopian regions of Amhara (82%) and Tigray (96%), as well as the chartered city of Addis Ababa (82%). It is also important in Oromia Region (41%).

Oriental Orthodoxy is also one of two dominant religions in Eritrea (57%), especially in its highland regions Maekel Region (91%) and Debub Region (88%).

It is a significant minority religion in Egypt (15%), Sudan (5%, the total Christian population being 15%), Syria (3%, the total Christian population being 10%), Lebanon (2%, the total Christian population being 40%) and Kerala, India (0.20%, the total Christian population being 2.3%).[1]

Predominantly Oriental Orthodox Christian countries[edit]

Oriental Orthodoxy is the largest single religious faith in:

Countries with a high percentage of Oriental Orthodox Christians include:

Oriental Orthodox Churches in full communion[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Country Christian Orthodox population[2][3] Orthodox percentage (%) of total population Orthodox percentage (%) of World Orthodox population
 Albania 188,992 6.75 0.07
 Armenia 3,220,236 98.80 1.17
 Azerbaijan 144,600 1.77 0.05
 Australia 563,100 2.7 0.26
 Belarus 4,800,000 48.3 2.74
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,353,600 36 0.49
 Bulgaria 5,594,127 75.9 2.02
 Canada 581,553 1.70 0.21
 Croatia 194,134 4.40 0.07
 Cyprus 625,444 78 0.23
 Czech Republic 21,002 0.2 0.008
 Egypt 7,609,500 9 2.38
 Eritrea 3,030,000 57 1.2
 Estonia 171,545 12.80 0.06
 Ethiopia 45,000,000 55 22.47
 Finland 59,028 1.1 0.02
 Georgia 3,745,232 83.80 1.36
 Germany 1,500,000 1.5 0.6
 Greece 11,286,000 98.00 3.88
 India 3,800,059 0.4 1.38
 Iraq 629,340 2 0.23
 Israel To be determined over 1
 Jordan 310,656 4.8 0.11
 Kazakhstan 4,193,271 26.19 1.52
 Kyrgyzstan 442,907 8.26 0.16
 Latvia 350,000 15.70 0.13
 Lebanon 851,000 8 0.31
 Lithuania 141,821 4.05 0.05
 Macedonia, Republic of 1,320,776 64.20 0.48
 Moldova 3,321,853 93.30 1.20
 Montenegro 446,858 72.07 0.16
 Norway 9,894 0.02 0.004
 Palestine 118,057 3 0.04
 Poland 763,347 2 0.28
 Romania 18,817,975 86.79 6.81
 Russia 58,190,191 41 38.52
 Serbia 6,371,584 84.98 2.31
 Slovakia 50,363 0.9 0.02
 Sweden 103,027 1.1 0.04
 Syria 1,800,400 8 0.07
 Tajikistan 72,000 1.18 0.03
 Turkey 72,561 0.1 0.03
 Turkmenistan 100,000 2 0.04
 Ukraine 13,034,999 26.8 13.20
 United States 5,269,864 1.7 1.91
 Uzbekistan 500,000 1.79 0.18
World 283,000,000 4 100

See also[edit]

Other religions:

General:

References[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovakia#Religion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Czech_Republic#Religions