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.

Country Muslim Population Population 2019 Muslim % of Total Population Muslim % of World Population
Indonesia229,000,000270,625,56887.20%12.70%
Pakistan200,400,000216,565,31896.50%11.10%
Bangladesh153,700,000163,046,16190.40%9.20%
Nigeria99,000,000200,963,59949.60%5.30%
Egypt87,500,000100,388,07392.35%4.90%
Iran82,500,00082,913,90699.40%4.60%
Turkey79,850,00083,429,61599.20%4.60%
Algeria41,240,91343,053,05499.00%2.70%
Sudan39,585,77742,813,23897.00%1.90%
Iraq38,465,86439,309,78395.70%1.90%
Morocco37,930,98936,471,76999.00%2.00%
Afghanistan34,836,01438,041,75499.60%1.80%
Saudi Arabia31,878,00034,268,52897.10%1.60%
Yemen27,784,49829,161,92299.10%1.50%
Uzbekistan26,550,00032,981,71696.50%1.70%
Niger21,101,92623,310,71598.30%1.00%
Mali17,508,39819,658,03195.00%0.80%
Syria16,700,00017,070,13593.00%1.00%
Malaysia16,318,35531,949,77761.30%1.10%
Senegal15,112,72116,296,36496.10%0.80%
Kazakhstan13,158,67218,551,42770.20%0.50%
Burkina Faso12,141,76920,321,37861.50%0.60%
Tunisia11,190,00011,694,71999.80%0.60%
Somalia10,978,00015,442,90599.80%0.60%
Guinea10,563,17112,771,24689.10%0.50%
Jordan10,165,57710,101,69497.20%0.40%
Azerbaijan9,735,07410,047,71896.90%0.50%
Chad9,183,20715,946,87658.00%0.40%
Tajikistan7,621,7009,321,01896.70%0.40%
Libya6,551,8716,777,45297.00%0.40%
Sierra Leone6,067,7067,813,21578.60%0.30%
Turkmenistan4,830,0005,942,08993.30%0.30%
Kyrgyzstan4,679,4366,415,85080.00%0.30%
United Arab Emirates4,615,0819,770,52976.00%0.20%
Mauritania3,840,4294,525,696100.00%0.20%
Lebanon3,519,7436,855,71357.70%0.20%
Oman2,427,0004,974,98685.90%0.20%
Kuwait2,175,6844,207,08374.60%0.20%
Albania1,797,6452,880,91758.80%0.10%
Qatar1,566,7862,832,06777.50%0.10%
Bahrain1,063,2391,641,17273.70%0.00%
Djibouti857,496973,56097.00%0.10%
Western Sahara599,633582,46399.40%0.00%
Maldives386,193530,95398.40%0.00%
Brunei355,045433,28578.80%0.00%
Mayotte253,439266,15097.00%0.00%