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2021 Muslim Population By Country In The World

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Muslim Population: 195,000,000
2021 Population: 1,393,409,038
Muslim % of Total Population: 14.20%
Muslim % of World Population: 10.90%
Muslims are followers of the religion Islam, who believe in and live by the teachings of the prophet Muhammad. There are more than two billion Muslims worldwide, making Islam the second-largest religion in the world, exceeded only by Christianity. In fact, many researchers project that Muslims will outnumber Christians by the year 2050.

Although Muslims can be found all over the world, the majority live in northern and central Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Many countries in these regions are more than 90% Muslim, including Egypt, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Turkey, and Iran. Any country in which Muslims make up 50% or more of the population is considered a Muslim majority country.

The country with the largest number of Muslims overall is Indonesia, which is home to an estimated 231 million Muslims. This is 86.7% of the Indonesian population and nearly 13% of the world’s total population of Muslims. In Indonesia, Islam can be broadly categorized into “modernism,” which follows orthodox theology while embracing modern learning, or “traditionalism,” which follows the interpretations of local religious leaders.

Top 10 Countries with the Largest Number of Muslims (2021):
Indonesia (231,000,000)
Pakistan (212,300,000)
India (200,000,000)
Bangladesh (153,700,000)
Nigeria (95,000,000–103,000,000)
Egypt (85,000,000–90,000,000)
Iran (82,500,000)
Turkey (74,432,725)
Algeria (41,240,913)
Sudan (39,585,777)

Interestingly, while the countries listed above have the most Muslims overall, many smaller countries have a higher concentration of Muslim citizens.

Top 10 Countries with the Highest Percentage of Muslims (2021):

Maldives (100%)
Mauritania (99.9%)
Somalia (99.8% – tie)
Tunisia (99.8% – tie)
Afghanistan (99.7% – tie)
Algeria (99.7% – tie)
Iran (99.4%)
Yemen (99.2%)
Morocco (99%)
Niger (98.3%)

*Note: At 99.4% Muslim, the disputed territory Western Sahara would rank at #8–but as it has not yet been recognized as a country by the United Nations, it was disqualified.

Many Westerners might be surprised to learn that Islam is an Abrahamic religion, meaning Muslims worship the same God as Christians, Jews, and the Bahá’í Faith—though obviously with significant differences in scripture, theology, doctrine, and application.

Just as Christianity encompasses multiple denominations (Catholic, Lutheran, Mormon, Baptist, etc.), Islam includes two major denominations: Sunni (75-90%) and Shi’a (10-13%), as well as a number of smaller branches. For example, Muslims in Indonesia are approximately 99% Sunni, 0.5% Shia, and 0.3% Ahmadi.

The division between Sunni and Shi’a is nearly as old as Islam itself, having stemmed from a disagreement in AD 632 about who should succeed Muhammad as the leader of the faith. In the centuries since that time, additional theological differences have arisen.

The tension between various Muslim groups, particularly Shi’a vs Sunni, has occasionally led to armed conflict and terrorist activity. Muslim extremists are responsible for insurgencies in several African nations, and violence between Muslim sects has escalated into full-blown civil war in countries including Iraq, Yemen, and Syria.

For a detailed breakdown of how many Muslims live in each of the world’s countries and what percentage of that country’s population that equals, check out the table below.

Here are the 10 countries with the highest percentage of Muslims:

Mauritania (100.00%)
Somalia (99.80%)
Tunisia (99.80%)
Afghanistan (99.60%)
Iran (99.40%)
Western Sahara (99.40%)
Turkey (99.20%)
Yemen (99.10%)
Algeria (99.00%)
Morocco (99.00%)

Muslim Population By Country 2021

Country, Muslim Population ,2021 Population

Indonesia 229,000,000 276,361,783 87.20% 12.70%
Pakistan,200,400,000,225,199,937 96.50% 11.10%
India 195,000,000 1,393,409,038 14.20% 10.90%
Bangladesh 153,700,000 166,303,498 90.40% 9.20%
Nigeria 99,000,000 211,400,708 49.60% 5.30%
Egypt 87,500,000 104,258,327 92.35% 4.90%
Iran 82,500,000 85,028,759 99.40% 4.60%
Turkey 79,850,000 85,042,738 99.20% 4.60%
Algeria 41,240,913 44,616,624 99.00% 2.70%
Sudan 39,585,777 44,909,353 97.00% 1.90%
Iraq 38,465,864 41,179,350 95.70% 1.90%
Morocco 37,930,989 37,344,795 99.00% 2.00%
Ethiopia 35,600,000 117,876,227 33.90% 1.80%
Afghanistan 34,836,014 39,835,428 99.60% 1.80%
Saudi Arabia 31,878,000 35,340,683 97.10% 1.60%
China 28,127,500 1,444,216,107 1.73% 1.60%
Yemen 27,784,498 30,490,640 99.10% 1.50%
Uzbekistan 26,550,000 33,935,763 96.50% 1.70%
Niger 21,101,926 25,130,817 98.30% 1.00%
Russia 20,000,000 145,912,025 13.50% 1.00%
Tanzania 19,426,814 61,498,437 35.20% 0.80%
Mali 17,508,398 20,855,735 95.00% 0.80%
Syria 16,700,000 18,275,702 93.00% 1.00%
Malaysia 16,318,355 32,776,194 61.30% 1.10%
Senegal 15,112,721 17,196,301 96.10% 0.80%
Kazakhstan 13,158,672 18,994,962 70.20% 0.50%
Dr Congo 12,792,153 92,377,993 10.00% 0.10%
Burkina Faso 12,141,769 21,497,096 61.50% 0.60%
Ivory Coast 11,265,789 27,053,629 42.90% 0.50%
Tunisia 11,190,000 11,935,766 99.80% 0.60%
Somalia 10,978,000 16,359,504 99.80% 0.60%
Guinea 10,563,171 13,497,244 89.10% 0.50%
Jordan 10,165,577 10,269,021 97.20% 0.40%
Azerbaijan 9,735,074 10,223,342 96.90% 0.50%
Chad 9,183,207 16,914,985 58.00% 0.40%
Philippines 7,913,542 111,046,913 8.00% 0.45%
Cameroon 7,692,289 27,224,265 30.00% 0.40%
Tajikistan 7,621,700 9,749,627 96.70% 0.40%
Libya 6,551,871 6,958,532 97.00% 0.40%
Sierra Leone 6,067,706 8,141,343 78.60% 0.30%
France 5,720,000 65,426,179 8.80% 0.30%
Kenya 5,500,000 54,985,698 11.20% 0.20%
Uganda 5,435,234 47,123,531 14.00% 0.30%
Ghana 5,058,444 31,732,129 18.00% 0.20%
Turkmenistan 4,830,000 6,117,924 93.30% 0.30%
Germany 4,750,000 83,900,473 5.70% 0.20%
Kyrgyzstan 4,679,436 6,628,356 80.00% 0.30%
United Arab Emirates 4,615,081 9,991,089 76.00% 0.20%
Palestine 4,298,000 5,222,748 97.50% 0.30%
United Kingdom 4,130,000 68,207,116 6.30% 0.20%
Malawi 3,968,512 19,647,684 20.00% 0.10%
Mauritania 3,840,429 4,775,119 100.00% 0.20%
Mozambique 3,830,063 32,163,047 17.90% 0.30%
Lebanon 3,519,743 6,769,146 57.70% 0.20%
United States 3,450,000 332,915,073 1.10% 0.20%
Benin 3,141,319 12,451,040 27.70% 0.14%
Cambodia 3,125,401 16,946,438 1.90% 0.00%
Thailand 3,000,000 69,950,850 4.30% 0.20%
Italy 2,987,840 60,367,477 4.80% 0.10%
Eritrea 2,630,000 3,601,467 43.80% 0.10%
Madagascar 2,568,361 28,427,328 10.00% 0.00%
South Sudan 2,464,683 11,381,378 20.00% 0.00%
Oman 2,427,000 5,223,375 85.90% 0.20%
Myanmar 2,391,767 54,806,012 4.30% 0.10%
Kuwait 2,175,684 4,328,550 74.60% 0.20%
Sri Lanka 2,105,000 21,497,310 9.70% 0.10%
Gambia 2,002,743 2,486,945 95.70% 0.10%
Bosnia And Herzegovina 1,955,084 3,263,466 50.70% 0.10%
Albania 1,797,645 2,872,933 58.80% 0.10%
Togo 1,593,011 8,478,250 20.00% 0.10%
Qatar 1,566,786 2,930,528 77.50% 0.10%
Israel 1,516,482 8,789,774 18.00% 0.10%
Nepal 1,292,909 29,674,920 4.20% 0.10%
Burundi 1,184,452 12,255,433 10.00% 0.00%
Spain 1,180,000 46,745,216 2.60% 0.10%
Canada 1,148,213 38,067,903 3.20% 0.10%
Bahrain 1,063,239 1,748,296 73.70% 0.00%
South Africa 1,050,000 60,041,994 1.90% 0.00%
Liberia 961,953 5,180,203 20.00% 0.00%
Netherlands 880,000 17,173,099 5.10% 0.10%
Belgium 879,377 11,632,326 7.60% 0.00%
Central African Republic 861,759 4,919,981 15.00% 0.00%
Bulgaria 861,015 6,896,663 13.40% 0.00%
Djibouti 857,496 1,002,187 97.00% 0.10%
Guinea Bissau 826,794 2,015,494 45.10% 0.00%
Comoros 807,204 888,451 98.30% 0.00%
Sweden 800,000 10,160,169 8.10% 0.00%
Singapore 781,558 5,896,686 14.70% 0.00%
Brazil 767,583 213,993,437 0.36% 0.00%
Austria 712,000 9,043,070 8.00% 0.00%
Ukraine 695,000 43,466,819 1.70% 0.00%
Australia 650,000 25,788,215 2.60% 0.00%
Greece 613,406 10,370,744 5.70% 0.00%
Western Sahara 599,633 611,875 99.40% 0.00%
Rwanda 576,054 13,276,513 4.80% 0.00%
Georgia 527,091 3,979,765 10.70% 0.00%
Switzerland 440,000 8,715,494 5.20% 0.00%
Argentina 400,000 45,605,826 0.90% 0.90%
Maldives 386,193 543,617 98.40% 0.00%
Brunei 355,045 441,532 78.80% 0.00%
Cyprus 350,000 1,215,584 28.20% 0.00%
Denmark 313,713 5,813,298 5.40% 0.00%
Hong Kong 295,746 7,552,810 4.10% 0.00%
Mayotte 253,439 279,515 97.00% 0.00%
Mauritius 236,020 1,273,433 17.30% 0.00%
Serbia 221,460 8,697,550 3.10% 0.00%
Gabon 211,903 2,278,825 10.00% 0.00%
Japan 185,000 126,050,804 0.10% 0.00%
Zambia 168,877 18,920,651 1.00% 0.00%
Mongolia 150,000 3,329,289 5.00% 0.00%
Finland 150,000 5,548,360 2.70% 0.00%
Norway 142,500 5,465,630 5.70% 0.00%
Romania 136,500 19,127,774 0.65% 0.00%
Eswatini 129,230 1,172,362 10.00% 0.00%
Venezuela 125,216 28,704,954 0.40% 0.00%
Montenegro 122,849 628,053 19.10% 0.00%
Republic Of The Congo 107,997 5,657,013 2.00% 0.00%
Zimbabwe 100,000 15,092,171 0.70% 0.00%
Colombia 96,337 51,265,844 0.20% 0.00%
Vietnam 96,160 98,168,833 0.10% 0.00%
Angola 90,000 33,933,610 0.30% 0.00%
Suriname 83,400 591,800 13.90% 0.00%
Equatorial Guinea 79,745 1,449,896 10.00% 0.00%
Trinidad And Tobago 78,000 1,403,375 5.80% 0.00%
Slovenia 73,568 2,078,724 3.60% 0.00%
Belarus 72,500 9,442,862 0.75% 0.00%
Ireland 70,952 4,982,907 1.40% 0.00%
Portugal 65,000 10,167,925 0.40% 0.00%
Croatia 64,057 4,081,651 1.50% 0.00%
Taiwan 60,000 23,855,010 0.30% 0.00%
Fiji 58,355 902,906 6.30% 0.00%
Guyana 55,000 790,326 7.30% 0.00%
Hungary 50,000 9,634,164 0.50% 0.00%
New Zealand 41,000 4,860,643 0.90% 0.00%
Reunion 36,364 901,686 4.20% 0.00%
South Korea 35,000 51,305,186 0.10% 0.00%
Honduras 30,000 10,062,991 0.30% 0.00%
Panama 25,000 4,381,579 0.70% 0.00%
Luxembourg 18,172 634,814 3.00% 0.00%
Moldova 15,000 4,024,019 0.40% 0.00%
Czech Republic 15,000 10,724,555 0.15% 0.00%
Malta 11,675 442,784 2.60% 0.00%
Cape Verde 11,367 561,898 2.00% 0.00%
Cuba 11,116 11,317,505 0.10% 0.00%
Slovakia 10,866 5,460,721 0.15% 0.00%
Namibia 9,654 2,587,344 0.40% 0.00%
Botswana 8,996 2,397,241 0.40% 0.00%
New Caledonia 7,000 288,218 2.80% 0.00%
Poland 6,796 37,797,005 0.02% 0.00%
Sao Tome And Principe 5,931 223,368 3.00% 0.00%
Jamaica 5,624 2,973,463 0.20% 0.00%
Mexico 5,500 130,262,216 0.01% 0.00%
Haiti 5,000 11,541,685 0.00% 0.00%
Barbados 4,396 287,711 1.50% 0.00%
Chile 4,000 19,212,361 0.00% 0.00%
Armenia 3,038 2,968,127 0.10% 0.00%
North Korea 3,000 25,887,041 0.10% 0.00%
Lithuania 3,000 2,689,862 0.10% 0.00%
Lesotho 3,000 2,159,079 0.10% 0.00%
French Guiana 2,400 306,448 0.90% 0.00%
Andorra 2,228 77,355 2.60% 0.00%
Liechtenstein 2,050 38,250 5.40% 0.00%
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines 2,000 111,263 1.70% 0.00%
Guadeloupe 2,000 400,020 0.40% 0.00%
Latvia 2,000 1,866,942 0.15% 0.00%
Bolivia 2,000 11,832,940 0.00% 0.00%
Dominican Republic 2,000 10,953,703 0.00% 0.00%
Papua New Guinea 2,000 9,119,010 0.00% 0.00%
El Salvador 2,000 6,518,499 0.00% 0.00%
Estonia 1,508 1,325,185 0.00% 0.00%
Guatemala 1,200 18,249,860 0.00% 0.00%
Gibraltar 1,150 33,698 4.00% 0.00%
Seychelles 1,036 98,908 1.10% 0.00%
Timor Leste 1,000 1,343,873 0.10% 0.00%
Laos 1,000 7,379,358 0.00% 0.00%
Paraguay 1,000 7,219,638 0.00% 0.00%
Nicaragua 1,000 6,702,385 0.00% 0.00%
Puerto Rico 1,000 2,828,255 0.00% 0.00%
British Virgin Islands 30,421 1.20% 0.00%
Bermuda 62,090 1.00% 0.00%
Monaco 39,511 0.80% 0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 57,917 0.70% 0.00%
Anguilla 15,117 0.60% 0.00%
Aruba 107,204 0.40% 0.00%
Grenada 113,021 0.30% 0.00%
Antigua And Barbuda 98,731 0.30% 0.00%
Saint Kitts And Nevis 53,544 0.30% 0.00%
Bhutan 779,898 0.20% 0.00%
Belize 404,914 0.20% 0.00%
Martinique 374,745 0.20% 0.00%
Iceland 343,353 0.20% 0.00%
Isle Of Man 85,410 0.20% 0.00%
Dominica 72,167 0.20% 0.00%
Cayman Islands 66,497 0.20% 0.00%
Saint Pierre And Miquelon 5,766 0.20% 0.00%
Macau 658,394 0.10% 0.00%
Bahamas 396,913 0.10% 0.00%
Saint Lucia 184,400 0.10% 0.00%
United States Virgin Islands 104,226 0.10% 0.00%
Tuvalu 11,931 0.10% 0.00%
Montserrat 4,977 0.10% 0.00%
Peru 33,359,418 0.00% 0.00%
Ecuador 17,888,475 0.00% 0.00%
Costa Rica 5,139,052 0.00% 0.00%
Uruguay 3,485,151 0.00% 0.00%
Solomon Islands 703,996 0.00% 0.00%
Vanuatu 314,464 0.00% 0.00%
French Polynesia 282,530 0.00% 0.00%
Samoa 200,149 0.00% 0.00%
Guam 170,179 0.00% 0.00%
Kiribati 121,392 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesia 116,254 0.00% 0.00%
Tonga 106,760 0.00% 0.00%
Marshall Islands 59,610 0.00% 0.00%
Greenland 56,877 0.00% 0.00%
American Samoa 55,100 0.00% 0.00%
Faroe Islands 49,049 0.00% 0.00%
Turks And Caicos Islands 39,231 0.00% 0.00%
San Marino 34,017 0.00% 0.00%
Palau 18,169 0.00% 0.00%
Cook Islands 17,565 0.00% 0.00%
Wallis And Futuna 11,094 0.00% 0.00%
Nauru 10,876 0.00% 0.00%
Falkland Islands 3,533 0.00% 0.00%
Niue 1,619 0.00% 0.00%
Tokelau 1,373 0.00% 0.00%
Vatican City 800 0.00% 0.00%

Muslim Population By Country 2021
Show Sources
Religious Composition by Country, 2010-2050 – Pew Research Center
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050 – Pew Research Center
Muslim Population by Country – World Atlas
Countries – CIA Fact Book 2021
Percentage Muslim: Countries Compared – NationMaster 2004
Islam by Country – Wiki
World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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