Hinduism by country explained

The percentage of Hindu population of each country was taken from the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2006.[1] Other sources used were the CIA World Factbook[2] and adherents.com.[3] The total population of each country was taken from census.gov[4] (2007 estimates). According to the percentage, Nepal has the highest majority of Hindu population in the world followed by India and Mauritius.

By country

RegionCountryTotal Population (2007 est)% of HinduismHindu total
Middle EastAfghanistan31,889,9230.4%[5] [6] 127,560EuropeAndorra84,0820.4%[7] 336CaribbeanAntigua86,7540.1%87
South AmericaArgentina40,301,9270.01%[8] 4,030
OceaniaAustralia20,434,1760.5%[9] 102,171
Central EuropeAustria8,199,7830.1% (approx)[10] 8,200
Middle EastBahrain708,5736.25%[11] 44,286
South AsiaBangladesh150,448,3399.2%[12] - 12.4%[13] [14] 13,841,247 - 18,665,594
Western EuropeBelgium10,392,2260.06%[15] 6,235
Central AmericaBelize294,3852.3%[16] 6,771
South AsiaBhutan2,327,8492%http://www.kingdomofbhutan.com/ - 25%[17] [18] 46,557 - 581,962
Southern AfricaBotswana1,815,5080.17%[19] 3,086
South AmericaBrazil190,010,6470.0016%[20] 3,040
Southeast AsiaBrunei374,5770.035%[21] 131
West AfricaBurkina Faso14,326,2030.001%150
Central AfricaBurundi8,390,5050.1%[22] [23] 8,391
Southeast AsiaCambodia13,995,9040.3%[24] [25] 41,988
North AmericaCanada33,390,1411% [26] [27] 333,901South AmericaColombia44,379,5980.02%[28] 8,876
East AfricaComoros711,4170.1%(approx)711
Central AfricaCongo (Kinshasa)65,751,5120.18%[29] 118,353
BalkansCroatia4,493,3120.01% (approx)[30] 449
North AmericaCuba11,394,0430.21%[31] 23,927
West AfricaCôte d'Ivoire18,013,4090.1%[32] [33] 18,013
Western EuropeDenmark5,468,1200.1%[34] [35] 5,468
East AfricaDjibouti496,3740.02%[36] 99
CaribbeanDominica72,3860.2%[37] 145
East AfricaEritrea4,906,5850.1% (approx)[38] 4,907
OceaniaFiji918,67530%[39] - 33% [40] [41] 275,603 - 303,163
Western EuropeFinland5,238,4600.01%[42] 524
Western EuropeFrance63,718,1870.1%[43] [44] 63,718
Middle EastGeorgia4,646,0030.01% (approx)[45] 465
Western EuropeGermany82,400,9960.119%[46] 98,057
West AfricaGhana22,931,2990.05% (approx)[47] 11,466
CaribbeanGrenada89,9710.7%[48] 630
South AmericaGuyana769,09528.3%[49] [50] - 33%[51] [52] [53] 217,654 - 253,801
Central EuropeHungary9,956,1080.02%1,767 [54]
South AsiaIndia1,189,610,32880.5%[55] [56] [57] 957,636,314
Southeast AsiaIndonesia234,693,9972%[58] [59] [60] 4,693,880
Middle EastIran65,397,5210.02% (appox)13,079
Western EuropeIreland4,109,0860.08% [61] 3,100
Middle EastIsrael6,426,6790.1% (appox)[62] 6,427
Western EuropeItaly60,418,0000.2% (appox)[63] 108,950
CaribbeanJamaica2,780,1320.06%[64] 1,668
East AsiaJapan127,433,4940.004% (approx)5,097
East AfricaKenya36,913,7211%[65] 369,137
East AsiaKorea, South49,044,7900.005% (appox)2,452
Middle EastKuwait2,505,55912%[66] 300,667
Eastern EuropeLatvia2,259,8100.006%[67] 136
Middle EastLebanon3,925,5020.1% (approx)[68] 3,926
Southern AfricaLesotho2,125,2620.1% (approx)[69] [70] 2,125
West AfricaLiberia3,195,9310.1% (approx)[71] 3,196
North AfricaLibya6,036,9140.1%[72] [73] 6,037
Western EuropeLuxembourg480,2220.07% (approx)[74] 336
Southern AfricaMadagascar19,448,8150.1% [75] [76] 19,449
Southern AfricaMalawi13,603,1810.02%[77] - 0.2%[78] 2,721 - 2,726
Southeast AsiaMalaysia28,401,017 0.6%[79] [80] 1,630,000
South AsiaMaldives369,0310.01%[81] 37
Southern AfricaMauritius1,250,88248%[82] - 50%[83] 600,423 - 625,441
Eastern EuropeMoldova4,328,8160.01% (approx)[84] 433
Southern AfricaMozambique20,905,5850.05%[85] - 0.2%[86] 10,453 - 41,811
Southeast AsiaMyanmar47,963,0120.1%[87] 893,000
South AsiaNepal28,901,79080.6%[88] - 81%[89] [90] 23,294,843 - 23,410,450
Western EuropeNetherlands16,570,6130.58%[91] - 1.20%[92] 96,110 - 200,000
OceaniaNew Zealand4,115,7711%[93] 41,158
Western EuropeNorway4,627,9260.5%23,140
Middle EastOman3,204,8973%[94] - 5.7%[95] 96,147 - 182,679
South AsiaPakistan164,741,9241.5%[96] - 2.02%[97] 2,471,129 - 3,327,787
Central AmericaPanama3,242,1730.3%[98] [99] 9,726
Southeast AsiaPhilippines91,077,2870.2% (approx)110,000
Western EuropePortugal10,642,8360.07%7,396
CaribbeanPuerto Rico3,944,2590.09%[100] 3,550
Middle EastQatar907,2297.2%[101] [102] 65,320
East AfricaRéunion827,0006.7%[103] 55,409
Eastern EuropeRussia141,377,7520.043%[104] [105] 60,792
Middle EastSaudi Arabia27,601,0380.6%[106] - 1.1%[107] 165,606 - 303,611
East AfricaSeychelles81,8952%1,638
West AfricaSierra Leone6,144,5620.04%[108] - 0.1%[109] 2,458 - 6,145
Southeast AsiaSingapore4,553,0094%[110] [111] 262,120
Central EuropeSlovakia5,447,5020.1% (approx)5,448
Central EuropeSlovenia2,009,2450.025% (approx)500
Southern AfricaSouth Africa49,991,3000.02%[112] [113] 959,000
South AsiaSri Lanka20,926,3157.1%[114] - 15%[115] 1,485,768 - 3,138,947
South AmericaSuriname470,78420%[116] - 27.4%[117] 94,157 - 128,995
Southern AfricaSwaziland1,133,0660.15%[118] - 0.2%[119] 1,700 - 2,266
Western EuropeSweden9,031,0880.078% - 0.12%[120] 7,044 - 10,837
Western EuropeSwitzerland7,554,6610.38%[121] [122] 28,708
East AfricaTanzania39,384,2230.9%[123] [124] 354,458
Southeast AsiaThailand65,068,1490.0045%[125] 2,928
CaribbeanTrinidad and Tobago1,056,60822.5%[126] [127] [128] 237,737
East AfricaUganda30,262,6100.2%[129] - 0.8%[130] 60,525 - 242,101
Middle EastUnited Arab Emirates4,444,01121.25%[131] 944,352
Western EuropeUnited Kingdom60,776,2381% [132] [133] 607,762
North AmericaUnited States307,006,5500.04%[134] [135] 1,204,560
Central AsiaUzbekistan27,780,0590.01% (approx)2,778
Southeast AsiaVietnam85,262,3560.059%[136] 50,305
Middle EastYemen22,230,5310.7%[137] 155,614
Southern AfricaZambia11,477,4470.14%[138] [139] 16,068
Southern AfricaZimbabwe12,311,1430.1%[140] 123,111
Total7,000,000,00015.481,083,792,770

By region

These percentages were calculated by using the above numbers. The first percentage, 4th column, is the percentage of population that is Hindu in a region (Hindus in the region * 100/total population of the region). The last column shows the Hindu percentage compared to the total Hindu population of the world (Hindus in the region * 100/total Hindu population of the world).

(Note: Egypt, Sudan, and other Arab Maghreb countries are counted as part of North Africa, not Middle East).

Region Total Population Hindus % of Hindus % of Hindu total
Central Africa 93,121,055 0 0% 0%
East Africa 193,741,900 667,694 0.345% 0.071%
North Africa 202,151,323 5,765 0.003% 0.001%
Southern Africa 137,092,019 1,269,844 0.926% 0.135%
West Africa 268,997,245 70,402 0.026% 0.007%
Total 885,103,542 2,013,705 1.228% 0.213%
Region Total Population Hindus % of Hindus % of Hindu total
Central Asia 92,019,166 149,644 0.163% 0.016%
East Asia 1,527,960,261 130,631 0.009% 0.014%
Middle East 274,775,527 792,872 0.289% 0.084%
South Asia 1,437,326,682 1,006,888,651 70.05% 98.475%
Southeast Asia 571,337,070 6,386,614 1.118% 0.677%
Total 3,903,418,706 1,014,348,412 26.01% 99.266%
Region Total Population Hindus % of Hindus % of Hindu total
Balkans 65,407,609 0 0% 0%
Central Europe 74,510,241 163 0% 0%
Eastern Europe 212,821,296 717,101 0.337% 0.076%
Western Europe 375,832,557 1,306,052 0.348% 0.138%
Total 728,571,703 2,023,316 0.278% 0.214%
Region Total Population Hindus % of Hindus % of Hindu total
Caribbean 24,898,266 279,515 1.123% 0.030%
Central America 41,135,205 5,833 0.014% 0.006%
North America 446,088,748 5,806,720 1.3015% 0.191%
South America 371,075,531 389,869 0.105% 0.041%
Total 883,197,750 2,481,937 0.281% 0.263%
Region Total Population Hindus % of Hindus % of Hindu total
Oceania 30,564,520 411,907 1.348% 0.044%
Total 30,564,520 411,907 1.348% 0.044%

See also

References

External links

Notes and References

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  13. Web site: Bangladesh. State.gov. 2010-05-24. 2012-03-05.
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  21. Web site: Brunei. State.gov. 2006-09-15. 2012-03-05.
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  24. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Cambodia/rbodies.html
  25. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=86
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  29. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=125
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  31. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=76
  32. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=126
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  37. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=75
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  65. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71307.htm
  66. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71425.htm
  67. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71390.htm
  68. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71426.htm
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  70. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71308.htm
  71. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71309.htm
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  77. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=142
  78. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Malawi/rbodies.html
  79. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/my.html
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  81. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=46
  82. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mp.html
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  84. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71396.htm
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  86. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Mozambique/rbodies.html
  87. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=41
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  95. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Oman/rbodies.html
  96. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=35
  97. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71443.htm
  98. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=33
  99. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71469.htm
  100. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=29
  101. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=28
  102. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71430.htm
  103. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=151
  104. http://www.wwrn.org/article.php?idd=20511&sec=28&cont=5
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  107. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Saudi_Arabia/rbodies.html
  108. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=156
  109. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Sierra_Leone/rbodies.html
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  118. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=161
  119. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Swaziland/rbodies.html
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  128. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71476.htm
  129. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=165
  130. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Uganda/rbodies.html
  131. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71434.htm
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  133. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71416.htm
  134. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=8
  135. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/United_States/rbodies.html
  136. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71363.htm
  137. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Yemen/rbodies.html
  138. http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=166
  139. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Zambia/rbodies.html
  140. http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Zimbabwe/rbodies.html