Muslim Majority Countries 2019
A Muslim-majority country is a nation where the religion of Islam is widespread. These nations are collectively known as the Muslim world or the Islamic world. There are no universal rules that identify what makes a Muslim-majority country, although many people go by the standard that a Muslim population of more than 50% constitutes a Muslim-majority nation.
According to the Pew Research Center, there are a total of 50 Muslim-majority nations in the world. However, according to World Atlas, there are 45 Islamic countries. Further data shows that these nations contribute about 8% of the world’s nominal GDP. The region with the most Muslims is the Middle East-North Africa region. Other areas with large percentages of Muslims include Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia-Oceania. There are smaller percentages living in the Americas and Europe.
Though there is no clear-cut definition, the Muslim-majority nations are frequently stated to include:
Afghanistan Albania Algeria Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Bosnia-Herzegovina Brunei Burkina Faso Chad Cocos Islands Comoros Djibouti Egypt Gambia Guinea Indonesia Iran Iraq Jordan Kazakhstan Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lebanon Libya Maldives Malaysia Mali Mauritania Mayotte Morocco Niger Nigeria Oman Pakistan Palestinian Territories Qatar Saudi Arabia Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia Sudan Syria Tajikistan Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan Western Sahara Yemen