World Muslim Population (2010 Estimation)
Total world population – Approx. 6.9 billion
Total Muslim population – Approx. 1.6 billion
It differs as per each organization's census estimation.
As per the reports of Pew Research Center,
the world Muslim population for 2010 was
Approx. 1.6 billion, 23% of world total population.
As per the report of Houssain Kettani,
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan,
Puerto Rico, USA, the world Muslim population for 2010 was
Approx. 1.65 billion, 24% of world total population.
* Out of total Muslims,
Sunni Muslims – 87% to 90%
Shia Muslims – 10% to 13%
* Muslim live in all five continents of world.
* Out of total world Muslim population, approx. 62% of Muslims live in Asian continent.
* Out of total world Muslim population, approx. 20% of Muslims live in Middle East and North Africa.
* Out of total world Muslim population, approx. 16% of Muslims live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
* Out of total world Muslim population, more than 66% of Muslims live in 10 countries.
Those are: Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Algeria, and Morocco.
* Approx. 27% of Muslims live in the countries where Islam is the Minority.
* These minority populations are often quite large.
For example, India, a Hindu-majority country, is the one of the largest Muslim population in the world.
The Muslim population of Ethiopia is about as large as that of Afghanistan. China has more Muslims than Syria; Russia is home to more Muslims than Jordan and Libya combined; and Germany has more Muslims than Lebanon.
* Indonesia is the country with the world’s largest Muslim population (209 million); about 13% of all Muslims in the world live in Indonesia.
* Most Shias (between 68% and 80%) live in just four countries: Iran, Pakistan, India and Iraq.
* Out of the 232 countries and territories, 49 are Muslim-majority countries.
* The first ten countries with largest Muslim population.
Country Number of Muslims
Indonesia 209 million
India 176 million
Pakistan 167 million
Bangladesh 134 million
Nigeria 77 million
Egypt 77 million
Iran 74 million
Turkey 71 million
Algeria 35 million
Morocco 32 million
Data Source : PEW RESEARCH CENTER, (The Global Religious Landscape - A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s
Major Religious Groups as of 2010)