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This is a list of countries in which Islam is the majority religion of the people. In a geopolitical sense these countries are often considered to form the Muslim world. The list only contains countries where at least 50% of the population is Muslim. The table is presorted by the largest population by country. It can be sorted on other criteria by clicking the tab of the appropriate column at the top of the table. The percentage shows the proportional amount of Muslims out of the total population of each country. In total, there are currently 48 Muslim majority countries.

The Muslim % column is the percentage of Muslims of a country out of the total population. The higher the percentage is of a country, then the higher the Muslim majority. Saudi Arabiamarker has the highest Muslim percentage of the country at 100%, note that this figure only applies to citizens, and foreign workers are excluded from this count (over 8 million foreign workers), no official statistics available.

The column Main sect shows whether the predominant denomination of Muslims is Sunni, Shi'a, or other sects. Religion and state is the role of religion in politics based on the constitutions: Islamic state indicates use of Sharia law or the Quran as a form of legislation (e.g., Saudi Arabiamarker); state religion indicates that Islam as the official religion of a country, where Sharia courts may be used (e.g., Malaysiamarker); secular indicates that government institutions are formally separated from religion (e.g., Turkeymarker); and none indicates that the state has neither adopted a state religion, declared an Islamic state, nor declared a secular state (e.g., Indonesiamarker).

The column type of government is the set of political institution by which a government of a state is organized in order to exert its powers over a community. The Muslim countries are mainly monarchies and presidential republics. The military power or strength of the countries is shown by the numbers of active troops, the powerful of these include Iranmarker, Pakistanmarker and Turkeymarker. The GDP per capita is the data for the economy of the Muslim countries. The data can be used to compare rich or poor countries or to compare the economies. The GDP per capita (PPP) have been obtained from the IMFmarker's World Economic Outlook Database for 2007. All information and data is estimates.





Rank Country Population Muslim % Main sect Religion and state Type of government Military power GDP per capita (US$)
123 123 123 123
1 228,582,000 86.1% Sunni None Presidential republic 316,000 3,725
2 172,800,000 97% Sunni Islamic state Semi-presidential republic 528,000 2,592
3 162,221,000 89% Sunni State Religion Parliamentary democracy 120,000 1,378
4 154,279,000 50% Sunni None Presidential Federal Republic 78,500 2,035
5 77,100,000 90% Sunni State religion Semi-presidential republic 450,000 5,491
6 71,517,100 99.8% Sunni Secular Parliamentary democracy 514,850 12,888
7 70,495,782 98% Shi'a Islamic state Presidential republic 545,000 10,624
8 39,379,358 70% Sunni None Authoritarian republic 104,500 2,172
9 33,769,669 99% Sunni State religion Presidential republic 127,500 6,538
10 32,738,376 99% Sunni Islamic state Presidential republic 70,000 724
11 33,723,418 99% Sunni State religion Constitutional monarchy 196,300 4,076
12 28,221,181 97% Shi'a State religion Parliamentary democracy 254,418 3,600
13 27,730,000 60.4% Sunni State religion Parliamentary democracy and EM 110,000 13,315
14 27,601,038 100% Sunni Islamic state Absolute monarchy 199,500 23,243
15 27,372,000 88% Sunni Secular Presidential republic 53,000 2,344
16 23,013,376 99% Sunni/Shi'a Islamic state Presidential republic 65,000 2,335
17 19,405,000 90% Sunni None Authoritarian republic 296,000 4,448
18 15,217,711 57% Sunni Secular Presidential republic 65,800 11,086
19 13,272,679 90% Sunni Secular Parliamentary democracy 5,300 666
20 13,228,000 50% Sunni Secular Semi-presidential republic 6,000 1,253
21 11,995,402 90% Sunni Secular Semi-presidential republic 7,350 1,031
22 11,658,000 94% Sunni Secular Semi-presidential republic 9,400 1,685
23 10,383,577 98% Sunni State religion Presidential republic 35,000 7,473
24 10,211,437 85% Sunni Secular Military junta 9,700 1,074
25 9,558,666 99.9% Sunni State religion Coalition government 10,000 600
26 8,676,000 93.4% Shi'a Secular Presidential republic 95,000 7,656
27 7,215,700 97% Sunni Secular Presidential republic 6,000 1,841
28 6,294,774 60% Sunni None Presidential republic 13,000 692
29 6,173,579 97% Sunni State religion Jamahiriya Revolution 76,000 12,277
30 5,568,565 95% Sunni state religion Constitutional monarchy 100,700 4,886
31 5,432,746 76% Sunni State religion Federal constitutional monarchy 50,500 37,293
32 5,356,869 75% Sunni Secular Semi-presidential republic 12,500 -
33 5,110,023 89% Sunni Secular Parliamentary republic 26,000 5,154
34 5,041,690 54% Sunni Secular Presidential republic 30,350 1,675
35 4,196,453 60% Shi'a/Sunni None Parliamentary democracy 72,100 11,270
36 3,399,637 85% Sunni State religion Constitutional monarchy 15,500 39,305
37 3,170,048 79.9% Sunni None Parliamentary republic 9,500 6,897
38 3,124,000 99.99% Sunni Islamic state Military junta 15,750 2,008
39 2,577,000 93% Ibadi State religion Absolute monarchy 41,700 23,967
40 2,100,000 90% Sunni Secular Parliamentary republic - 1,800
41 1,700,000 90% Sunni Secular Presidential republic 800 1,326
42 1,046,814 81% Shi'a State religion Constitutional monarchy 11,200 32,604
43 798,000 98% Sunni State religion Federal republic - 1,125
44 744,029 77.5% Sunni State religion Absolute monarchy 12,400 80,870
45 496,374 94% Sunni Secular Semi-presidential republic 9,850 2,271
46 381,371 67% Sunni State religion Absolute monarchy 7,000 51,005
47 350,000 100% Sunni State religion Presidential republic 1,000 4,604

Footnotes

  • The statistic of 100% only applies to citizens of Saudi Arabia, and does not include the total population. There are currently no data or information regarding on the religious beliefs of the people, and all Saudi citizens are regarded as Wahhabi, however there are over 8 million foreign workers in the country (non-nationals). Other religious groups of foreigners are from other Muslim sects, Christians (including Eastern Orthodox, Protestants, and over one million Roman Catholics), Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and others. Comprehensive statistics for the religious denominations of foreigners are not available.


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