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WORLD SHI'A PAPULATION

    • The list is based on about 92% of global Muslim population (2005). Actual number of Shi'as could be marginally higher.

Country

Population

Total Muslim (%)

Total Muslim

Shi'a to Total Muslim (%)

Shi'a Population

Iran

69,500,000

99%

68,805,000

90%

61,924,500

Pakistan

165,803,560

98%

162,487,489

20%

33,160,712

India

1,080,264,388

14%

154,500,000

18%

30,900,000

Iraq

28,800,000

97%

27,936,000

65%

18,158,400

Turkey

72,900,000

99%

72,750,000

20%

14,550,000

Yemen

20,700,000

99%

20,680,000

42%

8,685,600

Bangladesh

147,365,352

88%

129,681,509

5%

6,484,075

Azerbaijan

8,400,000

93%

7,845,600

80%

6,276,480

Afghanistan

29,900,000

99%

29,601,000

18%

5,328,180

Nigeria

131,500,000

50%

65,750,000

5%

3,287,500

Russia

143,000,000

15%

21,513,046

3%

2,212,000

Syria

18,400,000

90%

16,560,000

15%

2,484,000

Saudi Arabia

24,600,000

100%

24,600,000

10%

2,460,000

China

1,303,700,000

3%

39,111,000

6%

2,346,660

Indonesia

221,900,000

88%

195,272,000

1%

1,952,720

Oman

2,400,000

99%

2,376,000

10%

237,600

Uzbekistan

26,400,000

88%

23,232,000

6%

1,393,920

Lebanon

3,800,000

60%

2,270,000

60%

1,362,000

Algeria

32,800,000

99%

32,472,000

4%

1,298,880

Tanzania

36,500,000

50%

18,250,000

6%

1,095,000

Kuwait

2,600,000

100%

2,600,000

35%

910,000

United States

296,500,000

2%

6,000,000

15%

900,000

Egypt

74,000,000

94%

69,560,000

1%

695,600

UAE

4,600,000

96%

4,416,000

15%

662,400

Albania

3,200,000

68%

2,170,000

20%

640,000

Morocco

30,700,000

99%

30,393,000

2%

607,860

Sudan

40,200,000

73%

29,346,000

2%

586,920

Kenya

33,800,000

24%

8,000,000

7%

560,000

Senegal

11,700,000

94%

10,998,000

5%

549,900

Bahrain

700,000

100%

700,000

70%

490,000

Ivory Coast

18,200,000

60%

10,920,000

4%

436,800

Niger

14,000,000

97%

13,580,000

3%

407,400

Ethiopia

77,400,000

50%

38,700,000

1%

387,000

France

60,700,000

10%

5,980,000

6%

358,800

Kazakhstan

15,346,500

65%

10,000,000

1,9%

88,000

Tajikistan

6,800,000

90%

6,120,000

5%

306,000

Uganda

26,900,000

16%

4,304,000

7%

301,280

Guinea

9,500,000

85%

8,075,000

3%

242,250

Burkina Faso

13,900,000

50%

6,950,000

3%

208,500

Ghana

22,000,000

45%

9,900,000

12%

1,188,000

Tunisia

10,000,000

98%

9,800,000

2%

196,000

Turkmenistan

5,200,000

89%

4,628,000

4%

185,120

Kyrgyzstan

5,200,000

75%

3,900,000

3%

117,000

Jordan

5,800,000

94%

5,452,000

2%

109,040

South Africa

46,900,000

2%

938,000

10%

93,800

Germany

82,500,000

4%

3,060,000

12%

367,200

Bulgaria

7,700,000

12%

890,000

10%

89,000

Somalia

8,600,000

100%

8,600,000

1%

86,000

Canada

32,200,000

2%

620,000

10%

62,000

Libya

5,800,000

97%

5,626,000

1%

56,260

Benin

8,400,000

20%

1,680,000

3%

50,400

Argentina

38,600,000

1%

500,000

10%

50,000

Serbia & Montenegro

10,700,000

19%

2,030,000

2%

40,600

Qatar

800,000

95%

760,000

10%

76,000

Mauritania

3,100,000

100%

3,100,000

1%

31,000

Gambia

1,600,000

95%

1,520,000

2%

30,400

Australia

20,400,000

1%

280,000

10%

28,000

Eritrea

4,700,000

50%

2,350,000

1%

23,500

Bosnia & Herzegovina

3,800,000

62%

2,340,000

1%

23,400

Maldives

300,000

100%

300,000

5%

15,000

Djibouti

800,000

94%

752,000

1%

7,520

Comoros

700,000

98%

686,000

1%

6,860

FYR Macedonia

2,000,000

32%

630,000

1%

6,300

Mongolia

2,600,000

6%

160,000

4%

6,400

Western Sahara

300,000

100%

300,000

3%

9,000

TOTAL

4,882,733,300

 

1,457,568,612

15%

215,959,328

 

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