Muslim Population By Country 2019

As the second largest religious following, Muslims are people who believe in and live by the teachings of Islam. There are over two billion Muslims around the world, but how do the Muslim populations compare between the countries?

Before we look at numbers, let’s walk through a brief recap of Muslims versus Islam because there tends to be a lot of overlap in ways that don’t actually make sense. Islam is a religion, while Muslims are followers of the religion of Islam. Another way of referring to people who identify as Muslim is by calling them followers of Islam. A common error in phrasing is to refer to people as Islamic individuals, but Islam is a religion so it is more accurate to say Muslims, not Islams.

The two hundred thirty-two countries that have a Muslim population of any size include...

Within certain countries, there are populations of Muslims, and then, those populations within individual countries are then compared to the global population of Muslims. We are just going to look at each country and report on their current population of Muslim people to keep it simpler.

Here is the list of countries with a Muslim population, big or small, to show you how many Muslims live in each of the countries listed below...

  • Afghanistan, 28072000 people
  • Albania, 2522000 people
  • Algeria, 34199000 people
  • American Samoa, negligible
  • Andorra, 1000 people
  • Angola, 190000 people
  • Anguilla, negligible
  • Antigua and Barbuda, negligible
  • Argentina, 784000 people
  • Armenia, 1000 people
  • Aruba, negligible
  • Australia, 365000 people
  • Austria, 353000 people
  • Azerbaijan, 8675000 people
  • The Bahamas, negligible
  • Bahrain, 642000 people
  • Bangladesh, 145312000 people
  • Barbados, 2000 people
  • Belarus, 19000 people
  • Belgium, 281000 people
  • Belize, negligible
  • Benin, 2182000 people
  • Bermuda, 1000 people
  • Bhutan, 7000 people
  • Bolivia, 2000 people
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1522000 people
  • Botswana, 8000 people
  • Brazil, 191000 people
  • The British Virgin Islands, negligible
  • Brunei, 269000 people
  • Bulgaria, 920000 people
  • Burkina Faso, 9292000 people
  • Burma, also known as Myanmar, 1889000 people
  • Burundi, 180000 people
  • Cambodia, 236000 people
  • Cameroon, 3498000 people
  • Canada, 657000 people
  • Cape Verde, 1000 people
  • The Cayman Islands, negligible
  • Central African Republic, 395000 people
  • Chad, 6257000 people
  • The Channel Islands, negligible
  • Chile, 4000 people
  • China, 21667000 people
  • The Cocos Islands, or the Keeling Islands, negligible
  • Colombia, 14000 people
  • The Comoros, 664000 people
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo, 943000 people
  • The Cook Islands, negligible
  • Costa Rica, negligible
  • Côte d'Ivoire, negligible
  • Croatia, 18000 people
  • Cuba, 9000 people
  • Cyprus, 198000 people
  • The Czech Republic, 1000 people
  • Denmark, 88000 people
  • Djibouti, 838000 people
  • Dominica, negligible
  • The Dominican Republic, 2000 people
  • Ecuador, 2000 people
  • Egypt, 78513000 people
  • El Salvador, 2000 people
  • Equatorial Guinea, 27000 people
  • Eritrea, 1854000 people
  • Estonia, 2000 people
  • Ethiopia, 28063000 people
  • The Faroe Islands, negligible
  • The Falkland Islands, negligible
  • The Federated States of Micronesia, negligible
  • Fiji, 53000 people
  • Finland, 24000 people
  • France, 3554000 people
  • French Guiana, 2000 people
  • The French Polynesia, negligible
  • Gabon, 140000 people
  • Gambia, 1625000 people
  • Georgia, 423000 people
  • Germany, 4026000 people
  • Ghana, 3787000 people
  • Gibraltar, 1000 people
  • Greece, 310000 people
  • Greenland, negligible
  • Grenada, negligible
  • Guadeloupe, 2000 people
  • Guam, negligible
  • Guatemala, 1000 people
  • Guinea, 8502000 people
  • Guinea Bissau, 680000 people
  • Guyana, 55000 people
  • Haiti, 2000 people
  • Honduras, 11000 people
  • Hong Kong, 7000 people
  • Hungary, 24000 people
  • Iceland, negligible
  • India, 160945000 people
  • Indonesia, 202867000 people
  • Iran, 73777000 people
  • Iraq, 30428000 people
  • Ireland, 22000 people
  • The Isle of Man, negligible
  • Israel, 1194000 people
  • Italy, 36000 people
  • Côte d’Ivoire, 7745000 people
  • Jamaica, 1000 people
  • Japan, 183000 people
  • Jordan, 6202000 people
  • Kazakhstan, 8822000 people
  • Kenya, 2793000 people
  • Kiribati, negligible
  • Kosovo, 1999000 people
  • Kuwait, 2824000 people
  • Kyrgyzstan, 4734000 people
  • Laos, 2000 people
  • Latvia, 2000 people
  • Lebanon, 2504000 people
  • Lesotho, 1000 people
  • Liberia, 483000 people
  • Libya, 6203000 people
  • Liechtenstein, 2000 people
  • Lithuania, 3000 people
  • Luxembourg, 13000 people
  • Macau, negligible
  • Madagascar, 215000 people
  • Malawi, 1955000 people
  • Malaysia, 16581000 people
  • The Maldives, 304000 people
  • Mali, 12040000 people
  • Malta, 1000 people
  • The Marshall Islands, negligible
  • Martinique, 1000
  • Mauritania, 3261000 people
  • Mauritius, 214000 people
  • Mayotte, 191000 people
  • Mexico, 110000 people
  • Moldova, 17000 people
  • Monaco, negligible
  • Mongolia, 133000 people
  • Montenegro, 111000 people
  • Montserrat, negligible
  • Morocco, 31993000 people
  • Mozambique, 5224000 people
  • Namibia, 8000 people
  • Nauru, negligible
  • Nepal, 1231000 people
  • The Netherlands, 946000 people
  • The Netherlands Antilles, negligible
  • New Caledonia, 7000 people
  • New Zealand, 37000 people
  • Nicaragua, 1000 people
  • Niger, 15075000 people
  • Nigeria, 78056000 people
  • Niue, negligible
  • North Korea, 2000 people
  • Northern Mariana Islands, 1000 people
  • Norway, 65000 people
  • Oman, 2494000 people
  • Pakistan, 174082000 people
  • Palau, negligible
  • The Palestinian Territories, 4173000 people
  • Panama, 24178 people
  • Papua New Guinea, 2000 people
  • Paraguay, 1000 people
  • Peru, 1000 people
  • The Philippines, 4654000 people
  • Poland, 48000 people
  • Portugal, 15,000 people
  • Puerto Rico, 1,000 people
  • Qatar, 1092000 people
  • The Republic of Congo, 59000 people
  • The Republic of Macedonia, 680000 people
  • Reunion, 34000 people
  • Romania, 66000 people
  • Russia, 16482000 people
  • Rwanda, 182000 people
  • Saint Helena, negligible
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis, negligible
  • Saint Lucia, negligible
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon, negligible
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2,000 people
  • Samoa, negligible
  • San Marino, negligible
  • Sao Tome and Principe, negligible
  • Saudi Arabia, 24949000 people
  • Senegal, 12028000 people
  • Serbia, 244000 people
  • Seychelles, 1000 people
  • Sierra Leone, 4059000 people
  • Singapore, 706000 people
  • Slovakia, negligible
  • Slovenia, 49000 people
  • The Solomon Islands, negligible
  • Somalia, 8995000 people
  • South Africa, 731000 people
  • South Korea, 71000 people
  • South Sudan, negligible
  • Spain, 650000 people
  • Sri Lanka, 1711000 people
  • Sudan, 30121000 people
  • Suriname, 83000 people
  • Swaziland, 2000 people
  • Sweden, 149000 people
  • Switzerland, 323000 people
  • Syria, 20196000 people
  • Taiwan, 23000 people
  • Tajikistan, 5848000 people
  • Tanzania, 13218000 people
  • Thailand, 3930000 people
  • Timor-Leste, 43000 people
  • Togo, 809000 people
  • Tokelau, negligible
  • Tonga, negligible
  • Trinidad and Tobago, 78000 people
  • Tunisia, 10216000 people
  • Turkey, 73619000 people
  • Turkmenistan, 4757000 people
  • The Turks and Caicos Islands, negligible
  • Tuvalu, negligible
  • Uganda, 3958000 people
  • Ukraine, 456000 people
  • The United Arab Emirates, 3504000 people
  • The United Kingdom, 1647000 people
  • The United States of America, 2454000 people
  • The United States Virgin Islands, negligible
  • Uruguay, 1000 people
  • Uzbekistan, 26469000 people
  • Vanuatu, negligible
  • Vatican City, negligible
  • Venezuela, 94000 people
  • Vietnam, 157000 people
  • Wallis and Futuna, negligible
  • The Western Sahara, 510000 people
  • Yemen, 23363000 people
  • Zambia, 58000 people
  • Zimbabwe, 109000 people
Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1Nigeria200,963,599923,768 km²356,574 mi²0.62%2.60%AfricaWestern Africa
2Egypt100,388,0731,002,450 km²386,946 mi²0.68%2.00%AfricaNorthern Africa
3Uganda44,269,594241,550 km²93,238 mi²0.16%3.61%AfricaEastern Africa
4Algeria43,053,0542,381,741 km²919,352 mi²1.60%1.95%AfricaNorthern Africa
5Sudan42,813,2381,886,068 km²728,022 mi²1.27%2.42%AfricaNorthern Africa
6Morocco36,471,769446,550 km²172,368 mi²0.30%1.23%AfricaNorthern Africa
7Mozambique30,366,036801,590 km²309,414 mi²0.54%2.95%AfricaEastern Africa
8Cameroon25,876,380475,442 km²183,521 mi²0.32%2.62%AfricaMiddle Africa
9Ivory Coast25,716,544322,463 km²124,471 mi²0.22%2.58%AfricaWestern Africa
10Niger23,310,7151,267,000 km²489,062 mi²0.85%3.87%AfricaWestern Africa
11Burkina Faso20,321,378272,967 km²105,365 mi²0.18%2.89%AfricaWestern Africa
12Mali19,658,0311,240,192 km²478,714 mi²0.84%3.04%AfricaWestern Africa
13Senegal16,296,364196,722 km²75,935 mi²0.13%2.79%AfricaWestern Africa
14Chad15,946,8761,284,000 km²495,624 mi²0.86%3.03%AfricaMiddle Africa
15Somalia15,442,905637,657 km²246,136 mi²0.43%2.90%AfricaEastern Africa
16Guinea12,771,246245,857 km²94,901 mi²0.17%2.88%AfricaWestern Africa
17Benin11,801,151112,622 km²43,472 mi²< 0.1%2.75%AfricaWestern Africa
18Togo8,082,36656,785 km²21,919 mi²< 0.1%2.45%AfricaWestern Africa
19Sierra Leone7,813,21571,740 km²27,692 mi²< 0.1%2.13%AfricaWestern Africa
20Libya6,777,4521,759,540 km²679,182 mi²1.19%1.48%AfricaNorthern Africa
21Mauritania4,525,6961,030,700 km²397,850 mi²0.69%2.78%AfricaWestern Africa
22Gambia2,347,70610,689 km²4,126 mi²< 0.1%2.97%AfricaWestern Africa
23Gabon2,172,579267,668 km²103,320 mi²0.18%2.52%AfricaMiddle Africa
24Guinea Bissau1,920,92236,125 km²13,944 mi²< 0.1%2.49%AfricaWestern Africa
25Djibouti973,56023,200 km²8,955 mi²< 0.1%1.53%AfricaEastern Africa
26Comoros850,8861,862 km²719 mi²< 0.1%2.23%AfricaEastern Africa