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World Muslim population by percentage (2018 Estimate)

Adherents of Islam constitute the world's second largest religious group. According to a study in 2015, Islam has 1.8 billion adherents, making up about 24.1% of the world population.[1] Most Muslims are either of two denominations: Sunni (80–90%, roughly 1.5 billion people)[2] or Shia (10–20%, roughly 170–340 million people).[3] Islam is the dominant religion in Central Asia, Indonesia, Middle East, North Africa, the Sahel[4][5][6][7] and some other parts of Asia.[8] The diverse Asia-Pacific region contains the highest number of Muslims in the world, easily surpassing the Middle East and North Africa.[9]

South Asia contains the largest population of Muslims in the world. One-third of the Muslims are of South Asian origin.[10][11][12] Islam is the dominant religion in the Maldives, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. India is the country with the largest Muslim population outside Muslim-majority countries with about 200 million people.[13]

The various Hamito-Semitic (including Arab, Berber), Turkic, and Iranic countries of the greater Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region,[14] where Islam is the dominant religion in every country other than Israel,[5] hosts 23% of world Muslims.

The country with the single largest population of Muslims is Indonesia in Southeast Asia, which on its own hosts 13% of the world's Muslims.[15] Together, the Muslims in the countries of Southeast Asia constitute the world's third-largest population of Muslims. In the countries of the Malay Archipelago Muslims are majorities in each country other than the Philippines, Singapore, and East Timor.

About 15% of Muslims reside in Sub-Saharan Africa,[16][page needed][6][17] and sizeable Muslim communities are also found in the Americas, China, Russia, and Europe.[4]

Western Europe hosts many Muslim immigrant communities where Islam is the second-largest religion after Christianity, where it represents 6% of the total population or 24 million people.[18] Converts and immigrant communities are found in almost every part of the world.

Denominations

Islam is divided into two major religious denominations: Sunni and Shi'a. Of the total Muslim population, 87–90% are Sunni and 10–13% are Shi'a. Most Shi'as (between 68% and 80%) live in mainly four countries: Iran, Azerbaijan, Bahrain and Iraq.[19] Today, many of the Shia sects are extinct. The major surviving Imamah-Muslim Sects are Usulism (with nearly more than 10%), Nizari Ismailism (with nearly more than 1%) and Alevism (with slightly more than 0.5%[20] but less than 1%[21]). The other existing groups include Zaydi Shi'a of Yemen whose population is nearly more than 0.5% of the world's Muslim population, Musta’li Ismaili (with nearly 0.1%[22] whose Taiyabi adherents reside in Sindh and Gujarat in South Asia. There are also significant diaspora populations in Europe, North America, the Far East and East Africa[23]), and Ibadis from the Kharijites whose population has diminished to a level below 0.15%. [24] (with nearly around 1%),[25] non-denominational Muslims, Quranist Muslims and Wahhabis (with nearly around 1-2%[26] of the world's total Muslim population) also exist.

According to the Pew Research Center in 2010, there were 50 Muslim-majority countries.[27][28] Around 62% of the world's Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region (from Turkey to Indonesia), with over 1 billion adherents.[29] The largest Muslim population in a country is in Indonesia, a nation home to 12.7% of the world's Muslims, followed by Pakistan (11.0%), and India (10.9%).[4][30] About 20% of Muslims live in Arab countries.[31] In the Middle East, the non-Arab countries of Iran and Turkey are the largest Muslim-majority countries; in Africa, Egypt and Nigeria have the most populous Muslim communities.[4][30] The study found more Muslims in the United Kingdom than in Lebanon and more in China than in Syria. Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has more Muslims than any other Muslim majority countries except Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran and Turkey.[4]

Countries

Most of the percentages of Muslim populations of each country, if not stated otherwise, were taken from the study by the Pew Research Center report of 5 facts about the muslim population in Europe, 2017.[4][32]

Table

Country/Territory Total Population Muslim Population Muslim percentage (%) of total population Percentage (%) of World Muslim population Region Sources
Afghanistan Afghanistan 34,940,837 34,836,014 99.6 1.8 South Asia [33]
Albania Albania 3,057,220 1,797,645 58.8 0.1 Europe [34][35]
Algeria Algeria 41,657,488 41,240,913 99 2.7 North Africa [36]
American Samoa American Samoa 50,826 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean [37]
Andorra Andorra 85,708 2,228 2.6 < 0.1 Europe [38][39]
Angola Angola 30,355,880 90,000 0.3 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [40][41]
Anguilla Anguilla 17,422 < 1,000 0.6 < 0.1 Caribbean [42][43]
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 95,882 < 1,000 0.3 < 0.1 Caribbean [44]
Argentina Argentina 44,694,198 400,000 0.9 < 1 South America [45][41]
Armenia Armenia 3,038,217 3,038 0.1 < 0.1 Caucasus [46][47]
Aruba Aruba 116,576 < 1,000 0.4 < 0.1 Caribbean [48][49]
Australia Australia 25,000,000 650,000 2.6 < 0.1 Oceania [50]
Austria Austria 8,900,000 712,000 8 < 0.1 Europe [51][52]
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 10,046,516 9,735,074 96.9 0.5 Caucasus [53]
The Bahamas Bahamas 332,634 < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1 Caribbean [54]
Bahrain Bahrain 1,442,659 1,063,239 73.7 < 0.1 Persian Gulf [55]
Bangladesh Bangladesh 170,000,000 153,700,000 90.4 9.2 South Asia [56][57]
Barbados Barbados 293,131 4,396 1.5 < 0.1 Caribbean [58]
Belarus Belarus 9,527,543 45,000 - 100,000 0.5-1.0 < 0.1 Europe [59][60][61]
Belgium Belgium 11,570,762 879,377 7.6 < 0.1 Europe [62][63]
Belize Belize 385,854 < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1 Central America [64][65]
Benin Benin 11,340,504 3,141,319 27.7 0.14 Sub-Saharan Africa [66]
Bermuda Bermuda 71,176 < 1,000 1 < 0.1 Atlantic Ocean [67]
Bhutan Bhutan 766,397 ≤ 2,000 0.2 < 0.1 South Asia [68][69]
Bolivia Bolivia 11,306,341 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 South America [70][71]
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina 3,849,891 1,955,084 50.7 0.1 Europe [72]
Botswana Botswana 2,249,104 8,996 0.4 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [73][74]
Brazil Brazil 208,846,892 35,167 - 1,500,000 0.02 - 0.7 < 0.1 South America [75][76]
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 35,802 < 1,000 1.2 < 0.1 Caribbean [77]
Brunei Brunei 450,565 355,045 78.8 < 0.1 Southeast Asia [78]
Bulgaria Bulgaria 7,057,504 861,015 13.4 < 0.1 Europe [79][80]
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 19,742,715 12,141,769 61.5 0.6 Sub-Saharan Africa [81]
Myanmar Burma (Myanmar) 55,622,506 2,391,767 4.3 0.1 Southeast Asia [82]
Burundi Burundi 11,844,520 1,184,452 10 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [83][84]
Cambodia Cambodia 16,449,519 312,5401 1.9 < 0.1 Southeast Asia [85]
Cameroon Cameroon 25,640,965 7,692,289 30 0.4 Sub-Saharan Africa [86][87]
Canada Canada 35,881,659 1,148,213 3.2 0.1 North America [88]
Cape Verde Cape Verde 568,373 11,367 2 < 0.1 Atlantic Ocean [89][90]
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands 59,613 < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1 Caribbean [91]
Central African Republic Central African Republic 5,745,062 861,759 15 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [92]
Chad Chad 15,833,116 9,183,207 58 0.4 Sub-Saharan Africa [93][90]
Chile Chile 17,925,262 4,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 South America [94][95]
China China 1,390,000,000 6,255,000 - 50,000,000 0.45 – 3 0.4 – 2.8 East Asia [96][97]

[98][99][100]

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands 596 < 1,000 80 < 0.1 Indian Ocean [101][102]
Colombia Colombia 48,168,996 96,337 0.2 < 0.1 South America [103][104]
Comoros The Comoros 821,164 807,204 98.3 < 0.1 Indian Ocean [105]
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 85,281,024 12,792,153 10 0.5 Sub-Saharan Africa [106][107]
Cook Islands Cook Islands 9,038 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean [108]
Costa Rica Costa Rica 4,987,142 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Central America [109]
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire 26,260,582 11,265,789 42.9 0.5 Sub-Saharan Africa [110]
Croatia Croatia 4,270,480 64,057 1.5 < 0.1 Europe [111]
Cuba Cuba 11,116,396 11,116 0.1 < 0.1 Caribbean [112]
Cyprus Cyprus 1,237,088 350,000 28.2 < 0.1 Mediterranean [113][114]
Czech Republic Czech Republic 10,686,269 10,000 - 20,000 0.1 – 0.2 < 0.1 Europe [115][63]
Denmark Denmark 5,809,502 313,713 5.4 < 0.1 Europe [116][63]
Djibouti Djibouti 884,017 857,496 97 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [117][118]
Dominica Dominica 74,027 < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1 Caribbean [119]
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 10,298,756 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Caribbean [120][121]
Ecuador Ecuador 16,498,502 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 South America [122][123]
Egypt Egypt 95,000,000 85,000,000 - 90,000,000 90-94.7 4.9 North Africa [124][125]
El Salvador El Salvador 6,187,271 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Central America [126][127]
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 797,457 79,745 10 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [128][129]
Eritrea Eritrea 6,000,000 2,160,000 - 3,100,000 36–51.6 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [130][131][132]
Estonia Estonia 1,244,288 1,508 < 0.1 <0.1-0.2 Europe [133]
Ethiopia Ethiopia 105,000,000 35,600,000 33.9 1.8 Sub-Saharan Africa [134]
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 51,018 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Atlantic Ocean [135]
Falkland Islands Falkland Islands 3,198 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Atlantic Ocean [136]
Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia 103,643 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean [137]
Fiji Fiji 926,276 58,355 6.3 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean [138]
Finland Finland 5,537,364 150,000 2.7 < 0.1 Europe [139][63]
France France 67,000,000 5,720,000 8.8 0.3 Europe [140]
French Guiana French Guiana 281,612 2,400 0.9 < 0.1 South America
French Polynesia French Polynesia 290,373 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean [141]
Gabon Gabon 2,119,036 211,903 10 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [142][143]
The Gambia Gambia 2,092,731 2,002,743 95.7 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [144]
Georgia (country) Georgia 4,926,087 527,091 10.7 < 0.1 Caucasus [145]
Germany Germany 83,000,000 4,500,000 - 5,000,000 5.4 - 6 0.2 Europe [32][146]
Ghana Ghana 28,102,471 5,058,444 18 0.2 Sub-Saharan Africa [147][90]
Gibraltar Gibraltar 29,461 1,150 4 < 0.1 Europe [148][149]
Greece Greece 10,761,523 613,406 5.7 < 0.1 Europe [150][63]
Greenland Greenland 57,691 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 North America [151]
Grenada Grenada 112,207 < 1,000 0.3 < 0.1 Caribbean [152]
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe 402,119 2,000 0.4 < 0.1 Caribbean
Guam Guam 167,772 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean [153]
Guatemala Guatemala 16,581,273 1,200 < 0.1 < 0.1 Central America [154][155]
Guinea Guinea 11,855,411 10,563,171 89.1 0.5 Sub-Saharan Africa [156]
Guinea-Bissau Guinea Bissau 1,833,247 826,794 45.1 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [157]
Guyana Guyana 740,685 55,000 7.3 < 0.1 South America [158]
Haiti Haiti 10,788,440 5,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Caribbean [159][160]
Honduras Honduras 9,182,766 30,000 0.3 < 0.1 Central America [161][162]
Hong Kong Hong Kong 7,213,338 295,746 4.1 < 0.1 East Asia [163][164]
Hungary Hungary 9,825,704 40,000 - 60,000 0.4 – 0.6 < 0.1 Europe [63][165][166]
Iceland Iceland 343,518 < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1 Atlantic Ocean [167][168]
India India 1,370,000,000 195,000,000 14.2 10.9 South Asia [169]
Indonesia Indonesia 263,000,000 229,000,000 87.2 12.7 Southeast Asia [170]
Iran Iran 83,000,000 82,500,000 99.4 4.6 Western Asia [171]
Iraq Iraq 40,194,216 38,465,864 95.7 1.9 Western Asia [172][173]
Republic of Ireland Ireland 5,068,050 70,952 1.4 < 0.1 Europe [174][63]
Isle of Man Isle of Man 89,407 < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1 Europe [175]
Israel Israel 8,424,904 1,516,482 18 0.1 Western Asia [176][177]
Italy Italy 62,246,674 2,987,840 4.8 0.1 Europe [178][63]
Jamaica Jamaica 2,812,090 5,624 0.2 < 0.1 Caribbean [179][180]
Japan Japan 126,168,156 185,000 0.1 < 0.1 East Asia [181][182]
Jordan Jordan 10,458,413 10,165,577 97.2 0.4 Western Asia [183]
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 18,744,548 13,158,672 70.2 0.5 Central Asia [184]
Kenya Kenya 48,397,527 5,500,000 11.2 0.2 Sub-Saharan Africa [185]
Kiribati Kiribati 109,367 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean [186]
Kosovo Kosovo 1,907,592 1,823,657 95.6 0.1 Europe [187]
Kuwait Kuwait 2,916,467 2,175,684 74.6 0.2 Western Asia [188]
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 5,849,296 4,679,436 80 0.3 Central Asia [189][190]
Laos Laos 7,234,171 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Southeast Asia [191][192]
Latvia Latvia 1,923,559 2,000 0.1-0.2 < 0.1 Europe [193][194]
Lebanon Lebanon 6,100,075 3,519,743 57.7 0.2 Western Asia [195]
Lesotho Lesotho 1,962,461 3,000 0.1 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [196]
Liberia Liberia 4,809,768 961,953 20 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [197][198]
Libya Libya 6,754,507 6,551,871 97 0.4 North Africa [199][200]
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 38,000 2,050 5.4 < 0.1 Europe [201]
Lithuania Lithuania 2,793,284 3,000 0.1 < 0.1 Europe [202][203]
Luxembourg Luxembourg 605,764 18,172 3 < 0.1 Europe [204][205]
Macau Macau 606,340 < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1 East Asia [206][207]
Madagascar Madagascar 25,683,610 2,568,361 10 < 0.1 Indian Ocean [208][209]
Malawi Malawi 19,842,560 3,968,512 20 0.2 Sub-Saharan Africa [210][211]
Malaysia Malaysia 31,809,660 16,318,355 61.3 1.1 Southeast Asia [212]
Maldives Maldives 392,473 386,193 98.4 < 0.1 South Asia [213][214]
Mali Mali 18,429,893 17,508,398 95 0.8 Sub-Saharan Africa [215][90]
Malta Malta 449,043 11,675 2.6 < 0.1 Mediterranean [216][217]
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 75,684 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean [218]
Martinique Martinique 385,551 < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1 Caribbean
Mauritania Mauritania 3,840,429 3,840,429 100 0.2 Sub-Saharan Africa [219]
Mauritius Mauritius 1,364,283 236,020 17.3 < 0.1 Indian Ocean [220]
Mayotte Mayotte 256,518 253,439 97 < 0.1 Indian Ocean [221]
Mexico Mexico 131,959,205 5,500 0.01 < 0.01 North America [222][223]
Moldova Moldova 3,437,720 15,000 0.4 < 0.1 Europe [224][225]
Monaco Monaco 30,727 < 1,000 0.8 < 0.1 Europe [226][227]
Mongolia Mongolia 3,103,428 150,000 5 < 0.1 East Asia [228][229]
Montenegro Montenegro 614,249 122,849 19.1 < 0.1 Europe [230]
Montserrat Montserrat 5,315 < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1 Caribbean [231]
Morocco Morocco 38,314,130 37,930,989 99 2 North Africa [232]
Mozambique Mozambique 27,233,789 3,830,063 17.9 0.3 Sub-Saharan Africa [233][234]
Namibia Namibia 2,413,643 9,654 0.4 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa
Nauru Nauru 10,084 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Oceania
Nepal Nepal 29,218,867 1,292,909 4.2 0.1 South Asia [235]
Netherlands Netherlands 17,254,300 880,000 5.1 0.1 Europe [236]
Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles 304,759 < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1 Caribbean
New Caledonia New Caledonia 278,500 7,000 2.8 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean
New Zealand New Zealand 4,903,800 41,000 0.9 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean
Nicaragua Nicaragua 6,284,757 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Central America
Niger Niger 21,466,863 21,101,926 98.3 1 Sub-Saharan Africa [237]
Nigeria Nigeria 200,000,000 95,000,000 - 103,000,000 47.6-51.6 5.3 Sub-Saharan Africa [32][238]
Niue Niue 1,611 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean
North Korea North Korea 25,610,672 3,000 0.1 < 0.1 East Asia
North Macedonia North Macedonia 2,118,945 705,608 33.3 < 0.1 Europe [239]
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands 56,200 < 1,000 0.7 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean
Norway Norway 5,312,343 100,000 - 185,000 5.7 < 0.1 Europe [63]
Oman Oman 4,633,752 2,427,000 85.9 0.2 Western Asia [240]
Pakistan Pakistan 207,774,520 200,400,000 96.5 11.1 South Asia [241][242]
Palau Palau 17,900 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean
State of Palestine Palestine 4,780,978 4,298,000 97.5 0.3 Western Asia
Panama Panama 4,158,783 25,000 0.7 < 0.1 Central America
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 8,558,800 2,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Oceania
Paraguay Paraguay 7,052,983 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 South America
Peru Peru 31,237,385 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 South America
Philippines Philippines 106,463,000 5,127,084 - 10,700,000 5 - 11 0.3 - 0.6 Southeast Asia [243][244]
Poland Poland 38,430,000 6,796[245] 0.02 < 0.1 Europe
Portugal Portugal 10,291,027 65,000 0.4 < 0.1 Europe
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 3,337,177 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Caribbean
Qatar Qatar 2,450,285 1,566,786 77.5 0.1 Western Asia [246]
Republic of the Congo Republic of Congo 5,399,895 107,997 2 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [247]
Réunion Reunion 865,826 36,364 4.2 < 0.1 Indian Ocean [248]
Romania Romania 19,524,000 73,000 - 200,000 0.3-1.0 < 0.1 Europe [249]
Russia Russia 146,877,088 15,000,000 - 25,000,000 10 - 17 1 Europe [250][251]

[252]

Rwanda Rwanda 12,001,136 576,054 4.8 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [253]
Saint Helena St. Helena 4,534 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Atlantic Ocean
Saint Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis 46,204 < 1,000 0.3 < 0.1 Caribbean
Saint Lucia St. Lucia 178,844 < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1 Caribbean
Saint Pierre and Miquelon St. Pierre and Miquelon 6,286 < 1,000 0.2 < 0.1 Atlantic Ocean
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St. Vincent and the Grenadines 109,557 2,000 1.7 < 0.1 Caribbean
Samoa Samoa 199,052 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean
San Marino San Marino 33,344 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Europe
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe 199,910 5,931 3 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [254]
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 33,413,660 31,878,000 97.1 1.6 Western Asia
Senegal Senegal 15,726,037 15,112,721 96.1 0.8 Sub-Saharan Africa [255]
Serbia Serbia 7,001,444 221,460 3.1 < 0.1 Europe [256]
Seychelles Seychelles 94,205 1,036 1.1 < 0.1 Indian Ocean [257]
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 7,719,729 6,067,706 78.6 0.3 Sub-Saharan Africa [258]
Singapore Singapore 5,612,253 721,000 - 842,116 14.7 < 0.1 Southeast Asia [259][260]
Slovakia Slovakia 5,443,120 10,866 0.1-0.2 < 0.1 Europe [63]
Slovenia Slovenia 2,066,880 73,568 3.6 < 0.1 Europe [63]
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 667,044 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Oceania
Somalia Somalia 11,000,000 10,978,000 99.8 0.6 Sub-Saharan Africa [261]
South Africa South Africa 57,725,600 1,050,000 1.9 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [262][263]
South Korea South Korea 51,635,256 35,000 0.1 < 0.1 East Asia
South Sudan South Sudan 12,323,419 2,464,683 20 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [264]
Spain Spain 46,659,302 1,180,000 2.6 0.1 Europe [63]
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 21,700,000 2,105,000 9.7 0.1 South Asia [265]
Sudan Sudan 40,825,770 39,585,777 97 1.9 North Africa [266]
Suriname Suriname 600,000 83,400 13.9 < 0.1 South America .[267]
Eswatini Eswatini 1,159,250 129,230 10 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [268]
Sweden Sweden 10,182,291 800,000 8.1 < 0.1 Europe [32][63]
Switzerland Switzerland 8,492,956 440,000 5.2 < 0.1 Europe [269]
Syria Syria 18,000,000 16,700,000 93 1 Western Asia [270]
Taiwan Taiwan 23,576,705 60,000 0.3 < 0.1 East Asia [271][272]
Tajikistan Tajikistan 8,931,000 7,621,700 96.7 0.4 Central Asia [273][274][275]
Tanzania Tanzania 54,199,163 19,426,814 35.2 0.8 Sub-Saharan Africa [276]
Thailand Thailand 70,000,000 3,000,000 4.3 0.2 Southeast Asia [277]
East Timor East Timor 1,261,407 1,000 0.1 < 0.1 Southeast Asia
Togo Togo 7,352,000 1,593,011 20 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [278]
Tokelau Tokelau 1,499 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean
Tonga Tonga 100,651 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 1,356,633 78,000 5.8 < 0.1 Caribbean
Tunisia Tunisia 11,446,300 11,190,000 99.8 0.6 North Africa
Turkey Turkey 80,810,525 79,000,000 - 80,700,000 98.6 – 99.8 4.6 Western Asia [279][280]
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 5,851,466 4,830,000 93.3 0.3 Central Asia
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands 37,910 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Caribbean
Tuvalu Tuvalu 10,640 < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1 Oceania
Uganda Uganda 38,823,100 5,435,234 14 0.3 Sub-Saharan Africa [281]
Ukraine Ukraine 42,263,873 390,000 - 1,000,000 0.9 - 2.5 < 0.1 Europe [282][283]
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 9,541,615 4,615,081 76 0.2 Western Asia [284]

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United Kingdom United Kingdom 66,040,229 4,130,000 6.3 0.2 Europe [63]
United States United States 327,827,000 3,450,000 1.1 0.2 North America [286]
United States Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands 104,914 < 1,000 0.1 < 0.1 Caribbean
Uruguay Uruguay 3,505,985 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 South America
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 32,653,900 26,550,000 96.5 1.7 Central Asia [270]
Vanuatu Vanuatu 304,500 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Pacific Ocean
Vatican City Vatican City 800 0 0 0 Europe
Venezuela Venezuela 31,304,016 125,216 0.4 < 0.1 South America [287]
Vietnam Vietnam 96,160,163 96,160 0.1 < 0.1 Southeast Asia [288][288]
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna 15,714 < 1,000 < 0.1 < 0.1 Oceania [289]
Western Sahara Western Sahara 603,253 599,633 99.4 < 0.1 North Africa [290][291]
Yemen Yemen 28,036,829 27,784,498 99.1 1.5 Western Asia [292][293]
Zambia Zambia 16,887,720 168,877 1 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [90]
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 14,000,000 100,000 0.7 < 0.1 Sub-Saharan Africa [294]

Continents

Table

Region Muslims Muslim percentage (%) of total population Percentage (%) of World Muslim population
Asia 1,200,000,000 24.3 66.7
Central Asia 54,000,000[295] 81[296] 3.0
South Asia 600,000,000[297][298] 31.4[299][300] 30.6[301][302]
Southeast Asia 240,000,000[303] 40 13.3
East Asia 50,000,000[304] 3.1 2.8
Middle East-North Africa 315,322,000[14] - 488,603,838 91.2 27.1
Africa 550,000,000 47 30.6
Sub-Saharan Africa 283,302,393 29.6 15.7
North America 3,500,000 - 7,000,000[305] 1.0[306] 0.4
South America 791,000 0.2 0.04
Europe 44,138,000 6.0 2.7
Oceania 650,000 1.6 0.04
World 1,800,000,000[1] 24.1 100

See also

Islam:

Religions by country:

General

References

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  3. ^ See
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