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How many Muslim countries are there?

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Muslims are in many countries. In 52 nations, Muslims are the majority. Almost all are Sunni. They speak about 60 languages and come from all ethnic backgrounds.

  • 10.4 million Muslims in Canada and the United States
  • 2.2 million Muslims in Latin America and Central America
  • 10.0 million Muslims in the European Union plus Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania
  • few or none in Eastern Europe, Norway
  • 62.4 million Muslims in Turkey
  • 284.4 million Muslims in the Arab League including Iraq (with about 15 million Shia, 60% of the population)
  • 254.0 million Muslims in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 65.4 million Muslims (90% Shia) in Iran
  • 48.5 million Muslims in Central Asia - in Azerbaijan, Uzebekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan - formerly republics of the Soviet Union.
  • 26.7 million Muslims in Russia
  • 22.7 million Muslims in Afghanistan
  • 230.0 million Muslims in Pakistan and Bangladesh (formerly East Bengal provincial region).
  • 133.3 million Muslims in Republic of India (including Jammu and Kashmir) - the world's largest minority population
  • 133.1 million Muslims in China - a close second
  • 196.3 million Muslims in Indonesia
  • 30.0 million Muslims in the rest of South-East Asia, especially Malaysia
  • few or none in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, or the South Pacific
  • 1.5 billion people total

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