Muslim Majority Countries 2020

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.

Muslim Majority Countries 2020

Country Muslim Population Population 2020 Muslim % of Total Population Muslim % of World Population
Indonesia229,000,000273,523,61587.20%12.70%
Pakistan200,400,000220,892,34096.50%11.10%
Bangladesh153,700,000164,689,38390.40%9.20%
Nigeria99,000,000206,139,58949.60%5.30%
Egypt87,500,000102,334,40492.35%4.90%
Iran82,500,00083,992,94999.40%4.60%
Turkey79,850,00084,339,06799.20%4.60%
Algeria41,240,91343,851,04499.00%2.70%
Sudan39,585,77743,849,26097.00%1.90%
Iraq38,465,86440,222,49395.70%1.90%
Morocco37,930,98936,910,56099.00%2.00%
Afghanistan34,836,01438,928,34699.60%1.80%
Saudi Arabia31,878,00034,813,87197.10%1.60%
Yemen27,784,49829,825,96499.10%1.50%
Uzbekistan26,550,00033,469,20396.50%1.70%
Niger21,101,92624,206,64498.30%1.00%
Mali17,508,39820,250,83395.00%0.80%
Syria16,700,00017,500,65893.00%1.00%
Malaysia16,318,35532,365,99961.30%1.10%
Senegal15,112,72116,743,92796.10%0.80%
Kazakhstan13,158,67218,776,70770.20%0.50%
Burkina Faso12,141,76920,903,27361.50%0.60%
Tunisia11,190,00011,818,61999.80%0.60%
Somalia10,978,00015,893,22299.80%0.60%
Guinea10,563,17113,132,79589.10%0.50%
Jordan10,165,57710,203,13497.20%0.40%
Azerbaijan9,735,07410,139,17796.90%0.50%
Chad9,183,20716,425,86458.00%0.40%
Tajikistan7,621,7009,537,64596.70%0.40%
Libya6,551,8716,871,29297.00%0.40%
Sierra Leone6,067,7067,976,98378.60%0.30%
Turkmenistan4,830,0006,031,20093.30%0.30%
Kyrgyzstan4,679,4366,524,19580.00%0.30%
United Arab Emirates4,615,0819,890,40276.00%0.20%
Mauritania3,840,4294,649,658100.00%0.20%
Lebanon3,519,7436,825,44557.70%0.20%
Oman2,427,0005,106,62685.90%0.20%
Kuwait2,175,6844,270,57174.60%0.20%
Albania1,797,6452,877,79758.80%0.10%
Qatar1,566,7862,881,05377.50%0.10%
Bahrain1,063,2391,701,57573.70%0.00%
Djibouti857,496988,00097.00%0.10%
Western Sahara599,633597,33999.40%0.00%
Maldives386,193540,54498.40%0.00%
Brunei355,045437,47978.80%0.00%
Mayotte253,439272,81597.00%0.00%