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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

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

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.