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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

RankCountryCapitalEstimated 2010 Muslim Population% of World Muslim Population
1IndonesiaJakarta 209,120,00013.1
2IndiaNew Delhi176,190,00011
3PakistanIslamabad 167,410,00010.5
4BangladeshDhaka 133,540,0008.4
5NigeriaAbuja 77,300,0004.8
6EgyptCairo 76,990,0004.8
7IranTeheran 73,570,0004.6
8TurkeyAnkara 71,330,0004.5
9AlgeriaAlgiers 34,730,0002.2
10MoroccoRabat 31,940,0002

(Population estimates are rounded to the ten thousands. Percentages are calculated from unrounded numbers. Figures may not add exactly due to rounding).

SOURCE: Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life •Global Religious Landscape, December 2012.


The second largest religion in the world, Islam has a total of about 1.62 billion members, or 23 percent of the entire world's population. About 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 South Asia, particularly the countries of Indonesia, Pakistan, and India.

Over 88 percent of Indonesia's population follows Islam, and 96.4 percent of the population of Pakistan is Muslim. Countries nearing 100 percent Islamic populations include Morocco, Somalia, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Iran, and Western Sahara.

Last Updated on: December 24, 2012

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