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The percentage of Hindu
Hinduism
Hinduism is the predominant and indigenous religious tradition of the Indian Subcontinent. Hinduism is known to its followers as , amongst many other expressions...

 population of each country
was taken from the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2006. Other sources used were the CIA World Factbook and adherents.com. The total population of each country was taken from census.gov (2007 estimates).

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Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism is the predominant and indigenous religious tradition of the Indian Subcontinent. Hinduism is known to its followers as , amongst many other expressions...

 by country
Region Country Total Population (2007 est) % of Hinduism Hindu total
Central Asia
Central Asia
Central Asia is a core region of the Asian continent from the Caspian Sea in the west, China in the east, Afghanistan in the south, and Russia in the north...

Afghanistan
Hinduism in Afghanistan
Hinduism in Afghanistan has existed for almost as long as Hinduism itself. The religion was widespread in the region until the Islamic conquest of Afghanistan...

31,889,923 0.4% 127,560
Europe
Europe
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...

Andorra 84,082 0.4% 336
Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

Antigua 86,754 0.1% 87
South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

Argentina 40,301,927 0.01% 4,030
Oceania
Oceania
Oceania is a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. Conceptions of what constitutes Oceania range from the coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific to the entire insular region between Asia and the Americas, including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago...

Australia
Hinduism in Australia
Hindus form a religious minority in Australia, roughly estimated to be 148,119 according to the 2006 census.Hinduism is the fastest growing religion in Melbourne, Australia.- History :...

20,434,176 0.5%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71333.htm 102,171
Central Europe
Central Europe
Central Europe or alternatively Middle Europe is a region of the European continent lying between the variously defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe...

Austria
Hinduism in Austria
-Introduction:Early Indian immigrants to Austria were mainly nurses from Kerala, who maintained their links with their homeland. Some Indian professionals in the UN settled down in Austria. There is a small community from rural Punjab, whose members graduated from odd jobs to later become...

8,199,783 0.1% (approx)http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71367.htm 8,200
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

Bahrain 708,573 6.25%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=96 44,286
South Asia
South Asia
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities , also includes the adjoining countries to the west and the east...

Bangladesh
Hinduism in Bangladesh
Hinduism is the second largest religious affiliation in Bangladesh, covering more than 9.2% of the population, according to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics...

150,448,339 9.2%http://www.banbeis.gov.bd/bd_pro.htm - 12.4%http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3452.htmhttp://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Bangladesh/rbodies.html 13,841,247 - 18,665,594
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Belgium
Hinduism in Belgium
Hinduism is a minority religion in Belgium.Hinduism is spread to Belgium mainly by ISKCON and Brahma Kumaris.-Hinduism in Belgium:There are around 6,500 Hindus in Belgium which includes 1,500 Hare Krishnas and 5,000 other Hindus.-Indian Community in Belgium:...

10,392,226 0.06%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71371.htm 6,235
Central America
Central America
Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast. When considered part of the unified continental model, it is considered a subcontinent...

Belize
Hinduism in Belize
The origins of Hinduism in Belize date to 1857 when three thousand East Indians migrated from Jamaica to Belize. People from the Indian subcontinent, Hindus and Muslims, continued to arrive in Belize during the 19th century to work as indentured labourers on sugar cane plantations.The Hindu...

294,385 2.3%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=93 6,771
South Asia
South Asia
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities , also includes the adjoining countries to the west and the east...

Bhutan
Hinduism in Bhutan
Mahayana Buddhism is the state religion, and Hindus have been actively persecuted as a minority, including ethnic cleansing of 100,000 Hindu minorities who presently live as refugees in Nepal...

2,327,849 2%http://www.kingdomofbhutan.com/ - 25%https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bt.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35839.htm 46,557 - 581,962
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

Botswana
Hinduism in Botswana
The practise of Hinduism in Botswana is concentrated in and around Gaborone and Selebi-Phikwe. The community of Hindus began to form in the early 20th century with the beginning of immigration from India to Botswana. Most Hindus in Botswana are of Indian descent.The 2001 census of Botswana listed...

1,815,508 0.17%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71287.htm 3,086
South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

Brazil 190,010,647 0.0016%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71451.htm 3,040
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

Brunei
Hinduism in Brunei
Almost the entire Hindu community in Brunei is made up of people of Indian origin. The approximate size is a few thousands. There are two Hindu temples in Brunei. According to the 2001 census, 124 of the Hindus are citizens and another 91 are permanent residents. The rest are non-citizens....

374,577 0.035%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71334.htm 131
West Africa
West Africa
West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. Geopolitically, the UN definition of Western Africa includes the following 16 countries and an area of approximately 5 million square km:-Flags of West Africa:...

Burkina Faso 14,326,203 0.001% 150
Central Africa
Central Africa
Central Africa is a core region of the African continent which includes Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda....

Burundi 8,390,505 0.1%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Burundi/rbodies.htmlhttp://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=118 8,391
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

Cambodia 13,995,904 0.3%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Cambodia/rbodies.htmlhttp://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=86 41,988
North America
North America
North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas...

Canada
Hinduism in Canada
Hindus in Canada generally come from one of three groups. The first is primarily made up of Indian immigrants who began arriving in British Columbia about 100 years ago and continue to immigrate today. The second major group of Hindus immigrated from Sri Lanka, going back to the 1940s, when a few...

33,390,141 1% http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71452.htmhttp://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Canada/rbodies.html 333,901
South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

Colombia 44,379,598 0.02%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=78 8,876
East Africa
East Africa
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:...

Comoros
Hinduism in Comoros
Hinduism was brought to the Comoros by the Indian minority. Hinduism in both the independent Comoros and Mayotte play a very small part in the island's culture, heavily based on Islamic principles. However, the Indian population have contributed to the economy of the islands, most of them employed...

711,417 0.1%(approx) 711
Central Africa
Central Africa
Central Africa is a core region of the African continent which includes Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda....

Congo (Kinshasa) 65,751,512 0.18%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=125 118,353
Balkans
Balkans
The Balkans is a geopolitical and cultural region of southeastern Europe...

Croatia
Hinduism in Croatia
Hinduism is a minor religion in Croatia.There has been a longstanding tradition of interest in Indology among Croatian scholars and also a great interest in Indian culture among the Croats....

4,493,312 0.01% (approx)http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71374.htm 449
North America
North America
North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas...

Cuba 11,394,043 0.21%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=76 23,927
West Africa
West Africa
West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. Geopolitically, the UN definition of Western Africa includes the following 16 countries and an area of approximately 5 million square km:-Flags of West Africa:...

Côte d'Ivoire
Hinduism in Côte d'Ivoire
Hinduism has a small presence in Côte d'Ivoire.The Ananda Marga runs a School in Abidjan. There is a Brahmakumari Ashram and a Satya Saibaba Group in Abidjan...

18,013,409 0.1%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=126http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71297.htm 18,013
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Denmark
Hinduism in Denmark
In Denmark there are about 7,500-8,000 Hindus of Tamil Origin.Hindu and Sikh Community in Denmark are Registered as reported in . Also reported is the Krishna devotees...

5,468,120 0.1%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Denmark/rbodies.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71377.htm 5,468
East Africa
East Africa
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:...

Djibouti 496,374 0.02%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=127 99
Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

Dominica 72,386 0.2%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=75 145
East Africa
East Africa
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:...

Eritrea 4,906,585 0.1% (approx)http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71300.htm 4,907
Oceania
Oceania
Oceania is a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. Conceptions of what constitutes Oceania range from the coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific to the entire insular region between Asia and the Americas, including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago...

Fiji
Hinduism in Fiji
Hinduism in Fiji has a following primarily among the Indo-Fijians. They are descendants of either indentured servants brought to Fiji by the British in 19th century, or descendants of immigrants who came to the island nation in the 1920s and 1930s...

918,675 30%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/73065.htm - 33% http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1834.htmhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fj.html 275,603 - 303,163
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Finland
Hinduism in Finland
Hinduism is a very minor religious faith in Finland. The main established religion in Finland is Christianity, especially Lutheran Christianity....

5,238,460 0.01%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=172 524
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

France
Hinduism in France
The Hindu community in France consists of some long-time residents and many recent immigrants. Although Hinduism does not constitute a large proportion of the population it appears to be growing rapidly; the current Hindu population of France is 121,312 or 0.2% of the nation's population, up from...

63,718,187 0.1%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/France/rbodies.htmlhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fr.html#People 63,718
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

Georgia 4,646,003 0.01% (approx)http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71381.htm 465
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Germany
Hinduism in Germany
According to the govt. statistics agency in 2003 there are an estimated 97,190 Hindus in Germany. About 42,000-45,000 are Sri Lankan Tamils; 35,000–40,000 are Indian and 7,500+ are Whites and others. First Hare-Krishna-Temple in Germany was built 1970 in Hamburg....

82,400,996 0.119%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71382.htm 98,057
West Africa
West Africa
West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. Geopolitically, the UN definition of Western Africa includes the following 16 countries and an area of approximately 5 million square km:-Flags of West Africa:...

Ghana
Hinduism in Ghana
Hinduism in Ghana is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was spread to Ghana actively by [Ghana's Hindu Monastery] headed by Swami Ghananand Saraswati and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.-Population:...

22,931,299 0.05% (approx)http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71304.htm 11,466
Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

Grenada 89,971 0.7%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=66 630
South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

Guyana 769,095 28.3%http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1984.htmhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71463.htm - 33%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=63http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Guyana/rbodies.htmlhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gy.html 217,654 - 253,801
Central Europe
Central Europe
Central Europe or alternatively Middle Europe is a region of the European continent lying between the variously defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe...

Hungary
Hinduism in Hungary
-International Society for Krishna Consciousness:The International Society for Krishna Consciousness runs the Bhaktivedanta Theological College in Hungary...

9,956,108 0.02% 1,767 http://www.nepszamlalas.hu/eng/volumes/26/tables/load4_1_1.html
South Asia
South Asia
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities , also includes the adjoining countries to the west and the east...

India
Hinduism in India
Hinduism is a religious tradition of India, with 80.5% of the population identifying themselves as Hindus. The vast majority of Hindus in India belong to Vaishnavite and Shaivite denominations.The Vedic culture originated in India between 2000 and 1500 BC...

1,189,610,328 80.5%https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/in.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71440.htm 957,636,314
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

Indonesia
Hinduism in Indonesia
Hinduism in Indonesia, also known by its formal Indonesian name Agama Hindu Dharma, refers to Hinduism as practised in Indonesia. According to the 2000 census Hindus consisted 1.79% of the total population with 88.05% in Bali and 5.89% in Central Kalimantan...

234,693,997 2%http://www.depag.go.id/index.php?menu=page&pageid=17http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2748.htmhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/id.html 4,693,880
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

Iran
Hinduism in Iran
-Hindu based Organisations in Iran prior to 1979:Prior to the Iranian Revolution of 1979, some Hindu-based missions such as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and Transcendental meditation, had locations in Iran. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada traveled to Tehran in March 1975...

65,397,521 0.02% (appox) 13,079
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Ireland
Hinduism in Ireland
The 2006 Irish Census reports 6,082 Hindus resident in Ireland, almost double the count in 2000 where 3,099 Hindus were recorded. The following is a list of known Hindu temples in Ireland, alphabetically listed by countyBelfast...

4,109,086 0.08% http://www.cso.ie/census/documents/vol12_t1_10.pdf 3,100
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

Israel
Hinduism in Israel
Israel is home to a relatively small Hindu population which has spread to Israel mainly by International Society for Krishna Consciousness devotees.-Hare Krishnas in Israel:...

6,426,679 0.1% (appox)http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71423.htm#occterr 6,427
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Italy
Hinduism in Italy
There are approximately 75,000 Hindus in Italy. Unione Induista Italia , exists in Italy led by Swami Yogananda Giri.ISKCON also has extensive presence in Italy....

60,418,000 0.2% (appox)http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71387.htm 108,950
Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

Jamaica 2,780,132 0.06%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71466.htm 1,668
East Asia
East Asia
East Asia or Eastern Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms...

Japan
Hinduism in Japan
Hinduism, unlike the closely related Buddhism, is a minority religion in Japan. Even so, Hinduism has played a somewhat significant role in Japanese culture.-History:There is a relatively small number of Hindus found throughout Japan...

127,433,494 0.004% (approx) 5,097
East Africa
East Africa
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:...

Kenya
Hinduism in Kenya
-Introduction:Hinduism in Kenya mainly comes from coastal trade routes between primarily between Gujarat and Marwar in India and East Africa.The origin of the Kenyan Gujarati dates back to the late 1800s , when British colonialists brought laborers from India to build the Uganda-Kenya railway...

36,913,721 1%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71307.htm 369,137
East Asia
East Asia
East Asia or Eastern Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms...

Korea, South 49,044,790 0.005% (appox) 2,452
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

Kuwait 2,505,559 12%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71425.htm 300,667
Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe is the eastern part of Europe. The term has widely disparate geopolitical, geographical, cultural and socioeconomic readings, which makes it highly context-dependent and even volatile, and there are "almost as many definitions of Eastern Europe as there are scholars of the region"...

Latvia
Hinduism in Latvia
Hinduism in Latvia is a minor religion, spread mainly by ISKCON and Brahma Kumaris.ISKCON started in Latvia in the early eighties. As of April 2006, 11 congregations of Hare Krishna ISKCON are registered in Latvia. In 2005, Hare Krishna gave its membership figures as 127 to the Justice Ministry...

2,259,810 0.006%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71390.htm 136
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

Lebanon 3,925,502 0.1% (approx)http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71426.htm 3,926
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

Lesotho 2,125,262 0.1% (approx)http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Lesotho/rbodies.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71308.htm 2,125
West Africa
West Africa
West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. Geopolitically, the UN definition of Western Africa includes the following 16 countries and an area of approximately 5 million square km:-Flags of West Africa:...

Liberia 3,195,931 0.1% (approx)http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71309.htm 3,196
North Africa
North Africa
North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, linked by the Sahara to Sub-Saharan Africa. Geopolitically, the United Nations definition of Northern Africa includes eight countries or territories; Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, and...

Libya 6,036,914 0.1%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Libya/rbodies.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71427.htm 6,037
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Luxembourg 480,222 0.07% (approx)http://www.indembassy.be/Bilateral_Lux.asp 336
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

Madagascar
Hinduism in Madagascar
The history of Hinduism in Madagascar began with the arrival of primarily Gujarati from the Saurashtra region of India as far back as 1900, at which time Madagascar was a French colony known as Malagache...

19,448,815 0.1% http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Madagascar/rbodies.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71310.htm 19,449
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

Malawi
Hinduism in Malawi
The Indians were brought here by the British in the last century to help construct a railway line between Malawi and Mozambique. They stayed behind to run retail businesses which they monopolized for decades....

13,603,181 0.02%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=142 - 0.2%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Malawi/rbodies.html 2,721 - 2,726
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

Malaysia
Hinduism in Malaysia
Hinduism is a minority religion in Malaysia. An estimated 7.1% of the total population of Malaysia are ethnic Indians, of whom 76% are practicing Hinduism. Most of the ethnic Indians are Tamils from the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu...

24,821,286 6.3%https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/my.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2777.htm 1,563,741
South Asia
South Asia
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities , also includes the adjoining countries to the west and the east...

Maldives
Hinduism in Maldives
There were certain Hindu traditions in ancient Maldives. Before conversion, the religion of Maldives was Vajrayana Buddhism which was heavily influenced by Hinduism. There are archaeological remains from the 8th or 9th portraying Hindu deities, like Shiva, Lakshmi and sage Agastya.The Maldivian...

369,031 0.01% 37
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

Mauritius
Hinduism in Mauritius
Hinduism originally came to Mauritius with Indians who worked as indentured servants of European settlers of the island. As of 2000, 52% of the country follows Hinduism, which makes Mauritius the only country in Africa where Hinduism is the dominant religion.One of the biggest festivals on the...

1,250,882 48%https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mp.html - 50%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71314.htm 600,423 - 625,441
Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe is the eastern part of Europe. The term has widely disparate geopolitical, geographical, cultural and socioeconomic readings, which makes it highly context-dependent and even volatile, and there are "almost as many definitions of Eastern Europe as there are scholars of the region"...

Moldova 4,328,816 0.01% (approx)http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71396.htm 433
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

Mozambique
Hinduism in Mozambique
Mozambique has a significant Indian/Hindu community. Most of their ancestors came to Mozambique close to 500 years ago. Living for 500 years in Africa, including under the influence of the Portuguese during their colonization, the vibrancy of Indian culture is still evident today.-External links:*...

20,905,585 0.05%- 0.2%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Mozambique/rbodies.html 10,453 - 41,811
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

Myanmar 47,373,958 0.5% 236,870
South Asia
South Asia
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities , also includes the adjoining countries to the west and the east...

Nepal
Hinduism in Nepal
Hinduism is the major religion of Nepal. In the 2001 census, approximately 80.6 percent of the Nepalese people identified themselves as Hindus. Buddhists constitute 10.7%. The remainder followed other religions...

28,901,790 80.6%https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/np.html#People - 81%http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5283.htmhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71442.htm 23,294,843 - 23,410,450
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Netherlands
Hinduism in the Netherlands
Hinduism is a minority religion in the Netherlands, with around 100,000 adherents out of a population of 16,500,000. Most of these are relatively recent first or second generation "Hindoestanen" immigrants, South Asians who had been resident in the former Dutch colony of Surinam and travelled to...

16,570,613 0.58%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71398.htm- 1.20% 96,110 - 200,000
Oceania
Oceania
Oceania is a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. Conceptions of what constitutes Oceania range from the coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific to the entire insular region between Asia and the Americas, including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago...

New Zealand
Hinduism in New Zealand
Hinduism is one of the fastest growing religions in New Zealand. The number of Hindus has grown from 26,000 in 1996 to 39,627 in 2001. The recently conducted 2006 census showed the number of Hindus to be 64,557. The below image gives the details of 2001 census...

4,115,771 1%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71352.htm 41,158
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Norway
Hinduism in Norway
In Norway 0.1% of the total population are Hindus, of South Asian descent and around 75% of those are Tamil Hindus from Sri Lanka.-Ethnic Background of Hindus in Norway:...

4,627,926 0.5% 23,140
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

Oman 3,204,897 3%- 5.7%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Oman/rbodies.html 96,147 - 182,679
South Asia
South Asia
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities , also includes the adjoining countries to the west and the east...

Pakistan
Hinduism in Pakistan
Hinduism is the indigenous religious tradition of the Indian Subcontinent, including Pakistan. However since the independence of Pakistan in 1947 as a Muslim majority nation, Hindus have had a much smaller numerical presence there...

164,741,924 1.5%- 2.02%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71443.htm 2,471,129 - 3,327,787
Central America
Central America
Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast. When considered part of the unified continental model, it is considered a subcontinent...

Panama 3,242,173 0.3%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=33http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71469.htm 9,726
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

Philippines
Hinduism in the Philippines
Hinduism has been a major cultural, economic, political and religious influence in the archipelago that now comprise the Philippines. At present, however, it is limited to a small recent immigrant Indian community, though traditional religious beliefs in most parts of the country have strong Hindu...

91,077,287 0.2% (approx) 110,000
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Portugal
Hinduism in Portugal
There is relatively little history of active practice of Hinduism in Portugal. Presently there is a Hindu community of approximately 7,000 persons, which largely traces its origins to Indians who emigrated from the former Portuguese colonies of Lusophone Africa, particularly from Mozambique, and...

10,642,836 0.07% 7,396
Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

Puerto Rico 3,944,259 0.09%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=29 3,550
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

Qatar 907,229 7.2%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=28http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71430.htm 65,320
East Africa
East Africa
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:...

Réunion
Hinduism in Réunion
Hindus in Réunion constitute a small part of the island's population. The island of Réunion is said to be host to approximately 250,000 Indian descendants as of 1991...

827,000 6.7%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=151 55,409
Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe is the eastern part of Europe. The term has widely disparate geopolitical, geographical, cultural and socioeconomic readings, which makes it highly context-dependent and even volatile, and there are "almost as many definitions of Eastern Europe as there are scholars of the region"...

Russia
Hinduism in Russia
Hinduism has been spread in Russia primarily due to the work of missionaries from the Vaishnava Hindu organization International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Brahma Kumaris and by itinerant swamis from India...

141,377,752 0.043%http://www.wwrn.org/article.php?idd=20511&sec=28&cont=5http://www.defendrussianhindus.org/index.php?fetch=letterToOrthodoxChurch 60,792
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

Saudi Arabia 27,601,038 0.6%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=27 - 1.1%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Saudi_Arabia/rbodies.html 165,606 - 303,611
East Africa
East Africa
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:...

Seychelles
Hinduism in Seychelles
-Hindus in Seychelles:According to the 2001 census there were 1,600 Hindus in Seychelles. Most of them were ethnic east Indian.In 1901 there were 332 Hindu families out of a population of 19,237 and roughly 3,500 Tamil speaking people....

81,895 2% 1,638
West Africa
West Africa
West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. Geopolitically, the UN definition of Western Africa includes the following 16 countries and an area of approximately 5 million square km:-Flags of West Africa:...

Sierra Leone
Hinduism in Sierra Leone
Hinduism in Sierra Leone is the religion of some South Asian expatriates.Hindus in Sierra Leone are mainly traders.Freetown, the capital and principal city of Sierra Leone, has a larger Hindu community, including a Hindu association and a priest....

6,144,562 0.04%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=156 - 0.1%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Sierra_Leone/rbodies.html 2,458 - 6,145
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

Singapore
Hinduism in Singapore
-Beginnings of Hinduism in Singapore:The early 19th century saw a wave of immigrants to Singapore from southern India, mostly Tamils, to work as coolies and labourers for the British East India Company in Singapore. These immigrants brought along their religion and culture from their homeland as well...

4,553,009 4%https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sn.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71357.htm 262,120
Central Europe
Central Europe
Central Europe or alternatively Middle Europe is a region of the European continent lying between the variously defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe...

Slovakia
Hinduism in Slovakia
Hinduism has a small following in Slovakia.Hindu groups such as Hare Krishna, Yoga in Daily Life, Osho, Sahaja Yoga, Chinmaya mission exists in Slovakia *-Hindu organisations in Slovakia:...

5,447,502 0.1% (approx) 5,448
Central Europe
Central Europe
Central Europe or alternatively Middle Europe is a region of the European continent lying between the variously defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe...

Slovenia
Hinduism in Slovenia
Hinduism is a minor religion in Slovenia.The Hindu Religious Community in Slovenia is registered in 2003 at Derceva ulica 41, Ljubljana ....

2,009,245 0.025% (approx) 500
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

South Africa
Hinduism in South Africa
Hinduism in South Africa has a following primarily in KwaZulu-Natal, due to historical patterns of migration to the region from India. But now a significant population exists also in Gauteng, especially around Lenasia...

43,997,828 1.25%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71325.htmhttp://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=158 549,973
South Asia
South Asia
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities , also includes the adjoining countries to the west and the east...

Sri Lanka
Hinduism in Sri Lanka
Hindus currently make up more than 15% of the Sri Lankan population, and are almost exclusively Tamils apart from small immigrant communities from India and Pakistan such as the Sindhis, Telugus, Kannadigas and Malayalees. In the 1915 census they made up almost 25% of the population, which included...

20,926,315 7.1%https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ce.html - 15%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71444.htm 1,485,768 - 3,138,947
South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

Suriname 470,784 20%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71475.htm - 27.4%https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ns.html 94,157 - 128,995
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

Swaziland 1,133,066 0.15%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=161 - 0.2%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Swaziland/rbodies.html 1,700 - 2,266
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Sweden
Hinduism in Sweden
Out of a population of 8.9 million, persons of Indian origin and non-resident Indians together number 11,000 or 0.012%. Most of them are Punjabis, Bengalis, Gujaratis Tamils and Telugus...

9,031,088 0.078% - 0.12%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71410.htm 7,044 - 10,837
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

Switzerland
Hinduism in Switzerland
The 2000 census reported 27,839 residents of Switzerland self-identifying as Hindus . Most of them are Sri Lankan Tamils . Approximately 90% of Hindu adherents are foreign-born, and about a third of them have the status of refugee or asylum seeker...

7,554,661 0.38%http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/de/index/dienstlei.stungen/publikationen_statistik/publikationskatalog.Document.50514.pdfhttp://www.swissinfo.org/eng/swissinfo.html?siteSect=108&sid=6186723&cKey=1140784868000 28,708
East Africa
East Africa
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:...

Tanzania
Hinduism in Tanzania
Hinduism is a minority religion in Tanzania, practiced by some 30,000 people in the mainland and Zanzibar combined. Most practitioners are of Indo-Tanzanian ancestry. Swaminarayan temples have been built in Dar-es-Salaam, Arusha and Moshi.-External links:*...

39,384,223 0.9%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=162http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Tanzania/rbodies.html 354,458
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

Thailand 65,068,149 0.0045%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71359.htm 2,928
Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

Trinidad and Tobago 1,056,608 22.5%https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/td.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35638.htmhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71476.htm 237,737
East Africa
East Africa
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:...

Uganda
Hinduism in Uganda
Hinduism in Uganda appeared with the Hindu immigrants who came to Eastern and Southern Africa. Hindus represent 0.8% of the total Ugandan population.-Hindu temples in Uganda:* Swaminarayan temple in Kampala...

30,262,610 0.2%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=165 - 0.8%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Uganda/rbodies.html 60,525 - 242,101
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

United Arab Emirates 4,444,011 21.25%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71434.htm 944,352
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

United Kingdom
Hinduism in the United Kingdom
Hinduism was the religion of 558,342 people in the United Kingdom according to the 2001 census but an estimate in a British newspaper in 2007 has put the figure as high as 1.5 Million....

60,776,238 1% https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uk.htmlhttp://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71416.htm 607,762
North America
North America
North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas...

United States
Hinduism in the United States
Hinduism is a minority religion in the United States, American Hindus accounting for an estimated 0.4% of total US population.The vast majority of American Hindus are Indian Americans, immigrants from India and Nepal and their descendants, besides a much smaller number of converts.While there were...

301,139,947 0.4%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=8http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/United_States/rbodies.html 1,204,560
Central Asia
Central Asia
Central Asia is a core region of the Asian continent from the Caspian Sea in the west, China in the east, Afghanistan in the south, and Russia in the north...

Uzbekistan
Hinduism in Uzbekistan
There are few thousand Hindus followers of Hare Krishna in Uzbekistan as per International Religious Freedom Report 2006]Brahma Kumaris are also present in Uzbekistan.-Indians in Uzbekistan:...

27,780,059 0.01% (approx) 2,778
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

Vietnam 85,262,356 0.059%http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2006/71363.htm 50,305
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

Yemen 22,230,531 0.7%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Yemen/rbodies.html 155,614
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

Zambia
Hinduism in Zambia
-Hinduism in Zambia:Zambia is home to 25,000 Hindus as reported by Hinduism Today, 2003. Hinduism is the third largest religion in Zambia. Among the Asian-origin citizens Hindus constituted a sizeable percentage as reported in...

11,477,447 0.14%http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=166http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Zambia/rbodies.html 16,068
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

Zimbabwe
Hinduism in Zimbabwe
reported that there are small number of Hindus in Zimbabwe.Hindu Primary and Secondary schools are found in the major urban areas such as Harare and Bulawayo.-Hinduism in Zimbabwe:Hindu Society is mainly concentrated in the capital city of Harare....

12,311,143 0.1%http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/nationprofiles/Zimbabwe/rbodies.html 123,111
Total 6,671,226,000 15.198% - 16.247% 1,013,892,927 - 1,083,974,088

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).



















































Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism is the predominant and indigenous religious tradition of the Indian Subcontinent. Hinduism is known to its followers as , amongst many other expressions...

 in Africa
Africa
Africa is the world's second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area...

Region Total Population Hindus % of Hindus % of Hindu total
Central Africa
Central Africa
Central Africa is a core region of the African continent which includes Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda....

 
93,121,055 0 0% 0%
East Africa
East Africa
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:...

 
193,741,900 667,694 0.345% 0.071%
North Africa
North Africa
North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, linked by the Sahara to Sub-Saharan Africa. Geopolitically, the United Nations definition of Northern Africa includes eight countries or territories; Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, and...

 
202,151,323 5,765 0.003% 0.001%
Southern Africa
Southern Africa
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Within the region are numerous territories, including the Republic of South Africa ; nowadays, the simpler term South Africa is generally reserved for the country in English.-UN...

 
137,092,019 1,269,844 0.926% 0.135%
West Africa
West Africa
West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. Geopolitically, the UN definition of Western Africa includes the following 16 countries and an area of approximately 5 million square km:-Flags of West Africa:...

 
268,997,245 70,402 0.026% 0.007%
Total 885,103,542 2,013,705 1.228% 0.213%




















































Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism is the predominant and indigenous religious tradition of the Indian Subcontinent. Hinduism is known to its followers as , amongst many other expressions...

 in Asia
Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

Region Total Population Hindus % of Hindus % of Hindu total
Central Asia
Central Asia
Central Asia is a core region of the Asian continent from the Caspian Sea in the west, China in the east, Afghanistan in the south, and Russia in the north...

 
92,019,166 149,644 0.163% 0.016%
East Asia
East Asia
East Asia or Eastern Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms...

 
1,527,960,261 130,631 0.009% 0.014%
Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

 
274,775,527 792,872 0.289% 0.084%
South Asia
South Asia
South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities , also includes the adjoining countries to the west and the east...

 
1,437,326,682 957,515,433 66.61% 98.475%
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia, South-East Asia, South East Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic...

 
571,337,070 6,386,614 1.118% 0.677%
Total 3,903,418,706 964,975,194 24.72% 99.266%













































Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism is the predominant and indigenous religious tradition of the Indian Subcontinent. Hinduism is known to its followers as , amongst many other expressions...

 in Europe
Europe
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...

Region Total Population Hindus % of Hindus % of Hindu total
Balkans
Balkans
The Balkans is a geopolitical and cultural region of southeastern Europe...

 
65,407,609 0 0% 0%
Central Europe
Central Europe
Central Europe or alternatively Middle Europe is a region of the European continent lying between the variously defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe...

 
74,510,241 163 0% 0%
Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe is the eastern part of Europe. The term has widely disparate geopolitical, geographical, cultural and socioeconomic readings, which makes it highly context-dependent and even volatile, and there are "almost as many definitions of Eastern Europe as there are scholars of the region"...

 
212,821,296 717,101 0.337% 0.076%
Western Europe
Western Europe
Western Europe is a loose term for the collection of countries in the western most region of the European continents, though this definition is context-dependent and carries cultural and political connotations. One definition describes Western Europe as a geographic entity—the region lying in the...

 
375,832,557 1,306,052 0.348% 0.138%
Total 728,571,703 2,023,316 0.278% 0.214%













































Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism is the predominant and indigenous religious tradition of the Indian Subcontinent. Hinduism is known to its followers as , amongst many other expressions...

 in The Americas
Region Total Population Hindus % of Hindus % of Hindu total
Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

 
24,898,266 279,515 1.123% 0.030%
Central America
Central America
Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast. When considered part of the unified continental model, it is considered a subcontinent...

 
41,135,205 5,833 0.014% 0.006%
North America
North America
North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas...

 
446,088,748 5,806,720 1.3015% 0.191%
South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

 
371,075,531 389,869 0.105% 0.041%
Total 883,197,750 2,481,937 0.281% 0.263%
























Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism is the predominant and indigenous religious tradition of the Indian Subcontinent. Hinduism is known to its followers as , amongst many other expressions...

 in Oceania
Oceania
Oceania is a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. Conceptions of what constitutes Oceania range from the coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific to the entire insular region between Asia and the Americas, including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago...

Region Total Population Hindus % of Hindus % of Hindu total
Oceania
Oceania
Oceania is a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. Conceptions of what constitutes Oceania range from the coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific to the entire insular region between Asia and the Americas, including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago...

 
30,564,520 411,907 1.348% 0.044%
Total 30,564,520 411,907 1.348% 0.044%

See also

  • List of religious populations
  • Christianity by country
    Christianity by country
    As of the early 21st century, Christianity has around 2.1 billion adherents. The faith represents nearly one-third of the world's population and is the largest religion in the world, with approximately 38,000 Christian denominations. Christians have composed about 33 percent of the world's...

  • Islam by country
    Islam by country
    Islam is the world's second largest religion after Christianity. According to a 2009 demographic study, Islam has 1.57 billion adherents, making up 23% of the world population....

  • Buddhism by country
    Buddhism by country
    Obtaining exact numbers of practicing Buddhists can be difficult and may be reliant on the definition used. Adherents of Eastern religions such as Buddhism with local Animism, Chinese folk religion, Confucianism, Shinto, and Taoism often have beliefs composed of a mix of religious ideas...

  • Sikhism by country
    Sikhism by country
    Sikhism can be found predominantly in the Punjab region of India but Sikh communities exist on every inhabited continent, with the largest emigrant population being Indian Britons in the United Kingdom...

  • Jews by country
    Jews by country
    This article deals with the practice of Judaism and the living arrangement of Jews in the listed countries.-Judaism by country:-See also:* Who is a Jew?* Jewish ethnic divisions* Ashkenazi Jews* Sephardi Jews* Mizrahi Jews...

  • No Faith by Country
    Irreligion
    Irreligion is defined as an absence of religion or an indifference towards religion. Sometimes it may also be defined more narrowly as hostility towards religion. When characterized as hostility to religion, it includes antitheism, anticlericalism and antireligion. When characterized as...


:Category:Bahá'í Faith by country and Bahá'í statistics
Bahá'í statistics
Statistical estimates of the worldwide Bahá'í population are difficult to judge. The religion is almost entirely contained in a single, organized, hierarchical community, but the Bahá'í population is spread out into almost every country and ethnicity in the world, being recognized as the...


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