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Top Ten Countries with Largest Muslim Population

Top Ten Countries with Largest Muslim Population is based on the total Muslim population in a country. Top countries include Indonesia, Pakistan, and India.

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Top Ten Countries with Largest Muslim Population (2015)

RankCountryPopulation
1Indonesia209,120,000
2Pakistan176,190,000
3India167,410,000
4Bangladesh133,540,000
5Egypt77,300,000
6Nigeria76,990,000
7Iran73,570,000
8Turkey71,330,000
9Algeria34,730,000
10Morocco31,940,000

Islam the second largest religion with at least 1.62 billion followers or 23 percent of the entire world's population. At least 49 countries have a Muslim majority, although Africa is the only continent with a Muslim majority. Most of the world's Muslim population lives in the South Asia – particularly the countries of Indonesia, Pakistan, and India – and Arab World.

Indonesia
With about 88% of Muslim population, Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world. Regions such as Java, Sumatra, West Nusa Tenggara, and Sulawesi have significant majority of Muslims. As of 2016, the country constitutes more than 13 percent of the world's Muslim population.

India
Being the second largest religion in India, Muslims make up 14.2% population of the country or at least 176 million adherents. Influence of Islam is visible in architecture, culture, cuisine, and politics of India.

Pakistan
Islam is the state religion and the largest religion of Pakistan, with an overwhelming majority of up to 97% of Pakistan's population. Sunni group make up the 75-85% of the Muslims while the Shias and Ahmadis form between 10-25% and 2% of the population respectively.

Bangladesh
With roughly 150.0 million followers, Muslims form 92. % of Bangladesh's population. The constitution refers Bangladesh as a secular state, however the United Nations has recognized the Asian country as moderate Muslim democratic nation.

Nigeria
Africa's most populated country, Nigeria has one of the largest Muslim populations in West Africa.

Egypt
Islam is the dominant religion and the state religion in Egypt with around 90% of the population identifies as Muslim.

Iran
Known as a stronghold of the Shi'a Muslim faith, the country has more than 99% of Muslim population.

Turkey
More than 97.8% of Turkey's population identifies as adherents of Islam. Besides the majority of Sunnis, there are some other branch of Islam reside in significant numbers including Shias, Alevis, Alawites, and Sufis.

Algeria
Islam is the majority religion in Algeria – the largest country in Africa by area. Islam provides an overall social & cultural identity of Algeria.

Morocco
Like Algeria, majority of Sunni Muslims in Morocco follow Maliki school of jurisprudence. Islam, with 99% population, is the largest religion in Morocco.

MOW.PB.05.11.2016