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Buddhism - Percentage by country
Buddhism - Percentage by country

The percentage of Buddhist population of each country was taken from the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [1]. Other sources used were CIA Factbook [2] and adherents.com [3]. The total population of each country was taken from census.gov [4] with United Nation's census (2007 estimates). Some adherents give much higher figures: [5] Image File history File links Circle-question-red. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 374 pixelsFull resolution (1365 × 638 pixel, file size: 32 KB, MIME type: image/png) Buddhism_percentage_by_country I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 374 pixelsFull resolution (1365 × 638 pixel, file size: 32 KB, MIME type: image/png) Buddhism_percentage_by_country I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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By country

Buddhism by country
Region Country Population(2007E)  % of Buddhists Buddhist total
South America Buddhism in Argentina 40,301,927 0.1% 40,302
Oceania Buddhism in Australia 20,850,000 2% 417,000
Central Europe Buddhism in Austria 8,361,000 0.130% 10,869
Middle East Buddhism in Bahrain 753,000 0.1% 753
South Asia Buddhism in Bangladesh 158,665,000 0.7% 1,110,655
Western Europe Buddhism in Belgium 10,457,000 0.3% 31,371
Central America Buddhism in Belize 294,385 0.35% 1,030
South Asia Buddhism in Bhutan 2,327,849 97% 2,250,014
South America Buddhism in Bolivia 9,525,000 0.26% 24,765
South America Buddhism in Brazil 190,010,647 0.130% 247,014
Southeast Asia Buddhism in Brunei 390,000 14% 54,600
Southeast Asia Buddhism in Cambodia 14,444,000 96.5% 13,938,460
North America Buddhism in Canada 33,390,141 3.6% 1,202,045
South America Buddhism in Chile 16,635,000 0.04% 6,654
East Asia Buddhism in China 1,321,851,888 80% 1,057,481,510
South America Buddhism in Colombia 44,227,550 0.01% 4,423
Central America Buddhism in Costa Rica 4,468,000 0.1% 4,468
Balkans Buddhism in Croatia 4,555,000 0.03% 1,367
Caribbean Buddhism in Cuba 11,416,987 0.25% 28,542
Central Europe Buddhism in Czech Republic 10,306,709 0.01% 1,031
Caribbean Buddhism in Dominican Republic 9,760,000 0.1% 9,760
South America Buddhism in Ecuador 13,850,000 0.16% 22,160
South America Buddhism in El Salvador 6,939,688 0.03% 2,082
Oceania Buddhism in Fiji 918,675 1% 9,187
Western Europe Buddhism in Finland 5,310,000 0.1% 5,310
Western Europe Buddhism in France 64,102,140 1.2% 769,226
Western Europe Buddhism in French Guiana 203,321 1% 2,033
Western Europe Buddhism in Germany 82,400,996 0.5% 412,005
central America Buddhism in Guatemala 13,354,000 0.1% 13,354
South America Buddhism in Guyana 769,095 0.25% 1,923
Central America Buddhism in Honduras 7,483,763 0.03% 2,245
East Asia Buddhism in Hong Kong 7,206,000 93% 6,701,580
Western Europe Buddhism in Iceland 309,699 0.15% 465
South Asia Buddhism in India 1,169,016,000 1.05% 12,274,668
Southeast Asia Buddhism in Indonesia 234,693,997 1% 2,346,940
Western Europe Buddhism in Ireland 4,239,848 0.2% 8,480
Middle East Buddhism in Israel 7,150,000 0.1% 7,150
Western Europe Buddhism in Italy 59,093,092 0.2% 118,186
East Asia Buddhism in Japan 127,467,972 96% 122,369,253
East Asia Buddhism in North Korea 23,790,000 63.5% 15,106,650
East Asia Buddhism in South Korea 49,044,790 48% 23,541,499
Southeast Asia Buddhism in Laos 6,521,998 95% 6,195,898
East Asia Buddhism in Macau 481,000 85% 408,850
Southeast Asia Buddhism in Malaysia 27,140,000 22% 5,970,800
Southern Africa Buddhism in Mauritius 1,262,000 2.5% 31,550
Central Asia Buddhism in Mongolia 2,874,127 98% 2,816,644
Southeast Asia Buddhism in Myanmar 48,798,000 90% 43,918,200
South Asia Buddhism in Nepal 28,901,790 21% 6,069,376
Western Europe Buddhism in the Netherlands 16,570,613 1% 165,706
Oceania Buddhism in New Zealand 4,230,000 1.1% 46,530
Central America Buddhism in Nicaragua 5,675,356 0.1% 5,675
Western Europe Buddhism in Norway 4,770,000 0.21% 10,017
Middle East Buddhism in Oman 3,204,897 0.5% 16,024
South Asia Buddhism in Pakistan 169,270,617 0.5% 846,353
Central America Buddhism in Panama 3,343,000 2.1% 18,052
Oceania Buddhism in Papua New Guinea 6,331,000 0.2% 70,203
South America Buddhism in Paraguay 6,667,147 0.5% 33,336
Southeast Asia Buddhism in the Philippines 91,077,287 2.5% 2,276,932
Western Europe Buddhism in Portugal 10,642,836 0.03% 3,193
Caribbean Buddhism in Puerto Rico 3,991,000 0.03% 1,197
Middle East Buddhism in Qatar 907,229 1.80% 16,330
Eastern Europe Buddhism in Russia 142,499,000 0.75% 1,068,742
Middle East Buddhism in Saudi Arabia 27,601,038 0.45% 124,205
Southeast Asia Buddhism in Singapore 4,553,009 61% 2,777,335
Western Europe Buddhism in Spain 44,708,964 0.01% 4,471
Southern Africa Buddhism in South Africa 48,577,000 0.1% 45,577
South Asia Buddhism in Sri Lanka 20,926,315 76.7% 16,050,484
Western Europe Buddhism in Sweden 9,150,000 0.2% 18,300
Western Europe Buddhism in Switzerland 7,554,661 0.29% 21,909
East Asia Buddhism in Taiwan 23,174,294 95.5% 22,131,451
Central Asia Buddhism in Tajikistan 7,076,598 0.1% 7,076
East Africa Buddhism in Tanzania 40,454,000 0.1% 40,454
Southeast Asia Buddhism in Thailand 65,068,149 95% 61,814,742
Caribbean Buddhism in Trinidad and Tobago 1,333,000 0.3% 3,999
Middle East Buddhism in Turkey 74,877,000 0.05% 37,438
Middle East Buddhism in the United Arab Emirates 4,380,000 5.9% 219,000
Western Europe Buddhism in the United Kingdom 60,776,238 1% 607,762
North America Buddhism in the United States 301,990,000 2% 6,039,800
Central Asia Buddhism in Uzbekistan 27,780,059 0.2% 55,560
South America Buddhism in Venezuela 27,657,000 0.1% 27,657
Southeast Asia Buddhism in Vietnam 87,375,000 85% 74,268,750
Total 6,671,226,000 22.67% 1,512,841,607

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Buddha giving the first sermon About 0. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Mahayana Buddhism is the state religion of Bhutan, and Buddhists comprised 97 percent of the population. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Brazil has practicioners of various Buddhist schools, as well as a fair number of somewhat Buddhist-inspired cults and New Age movements. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Buddhism in Cambodia dates back to at least the 5th century A.D.. 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Central Europe The Alpine Countries and the Visegrád Group (Political map, 2004) Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... Buddhism is recognized as the fourth religion of the state. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... Buddhism in Germany looks back to a history of over 150 years. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... Geographic East Asia. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... Religion in Iceland was initially the Norse mythology that was commonly belived by Vikings. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... A fresco from the Ajanta caves in Maharashtra, India, once a gathering places for Buddhist monks. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Among the five official religions of Indonesia, according to the state ideology of Pancasila Under Suharto, Buddhism is the oldest one (with Hinduhism). ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... Buddhism was first known in Italy at the start of the past century under the auspices of notable scholars like Giuseppe Tucci. ... Geographic East Asia. ... The Buddha in Kamakura (1252). ... Geographic East Asia. ... The grounds of Koreas Buryeongsa Temple. ... Geographic East Asia. ... The grounds of Koreas Buryeongsa Temple. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Buddhism is the primary religion of Laos. ... Geographic East Asia. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Malaysia is a multiracial society with sightly more than half of its people are Muslims. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Buddhism in Mongolia has been influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Buddhism in Myanmar belongs to the Theravada tradition or the southern school. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... About 18% of Nepals population practices Buddhism, consisting mainly of groups of Tibeto-Burman origin. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... Buddhism in Nicaragua has existed since the late 19th century, after immigration from countries with Buddhist populations, mainly China. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... Buddhism in Norway has existed since the beginning of the 1970s, and after the immigration from countries with Buddhist population (mainly Vietnam). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Although Pakistani statistics claim a small number of Buddhists on its territory, these Buddhists actually live in Ladakh[5] in Indian occupied Kashmir to the east of the Line of Control. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Buddhism arrived in the Philippines during the existence of Srivijaya empire from the 7th to the 13th centuries. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Map of Eastern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... Historically, Buddhism has been incoroporated into Russian lands as early as the late 15th central, when Russian expansionists travelled to and settled in Siberia and what is now the Russian Far East. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... As of 2006, 56% of the Singaporeans register themselves as Buddhist by religion. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ... The meditation hall at the Buddhist Retreat Centre, in Ixopo. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Sri Lanka is the oldest continually Buddhist country, Theravada Buddhism being the major religion in the island since its official introduction in the 2nd century BC by Venerable Mahinda, the son of the Emperor Ashoka of India during the reign of King Devanampiya. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... Buddhism is a relatively small religion in Sweden. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... History In 1978 the Swiss Buddhist Union (Schweizerische Buddhistische Union / Union Suisse des Bouddhistes / Unione Buddhista Svizzera) was founded by the Czech Buddhist Mirko Fryba (Bhikku Kusalananda). ... Geographic East Asia. ... Buddhism is the principal religion in Taiwan. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ...  Eastern Africa (UN subregion)  East African Community  Central African Federation (defunct)  geographic, including above East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Buddhism in Thailand is largely of the Theravada school. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Covering 15 acres (61,000 m²), California’s Hsi Lai Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the western hemisphere. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... The US State Departments International Religious Freedom Report 2004 reports 0. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Buddhism in Vietnam is Buddhism that had been localized to Vietnam from India and later replaced with Buddhism from China. ...

By region

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


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

Buddhism in Africa
Region Total Population Buddhists  % of Buddhists  % of Buddhist total
Central Africa 83,121,055 0 0% 0%
East Africa 193,741,900 36,766 0.019% 0.005%
North Africa 202,151,323 0 0% 0%
Southern Africa 137,092,019 48,035 0.035% 0.007%
West Africa 268,997,245 0 0% 0%
Total 885,103,542 84,801 0.01% 0.012%
Buddhism in Asia
Region Total Population Buddhists  % of Buddhists  % of Buddhist total
Central Asia 92,019,166 2,834,748 3.080% 0.375%
East Asia 1,527,960,261 1,194,569,549 78.180% 70.918%
Middle East 274,775,527 220,000 0.08% 0.031%
South Asia 1,437,326,682 39,410,913 2.741% 3.84%
Southeast Asia 571,337,070 217,549,148 38.077% 23.565%
Total 3,903,418,706 1,454,584,358 37.264% 98.73%
Buddhism in Europe
Region Total Population Buddhists  % of Buddhists  % of Buddhist total
Balkans 65,407,609 1,000 0.001% 0%
Central Europe 74,510,241 10,394 0.014% 0.001%
Eastern Europe 212,821,296 717,101 0.337% 0.101%
Western Europe 375,832,557 2,071,411 0.551% 0.254%
Total 728,571,703 2,799,906 0.384% 0.254%
Buddhism in The Americas
Region Total Population Buddhists  % of Buddhists  % of Buddhist total
Caribbean 23,809,622 24,271 0.101% 0.028%
Central America 42,223,849 27,941 0.066% 0.004%
North America 446,088,748 6,286,704 1.409% 0.428%
South America 371,075,531 351,511 0.095% 0.05%
Total 883,197,750 9,850,727 1.115% 0.51%
Buddhism in Oceania
Region Total Population Buddhists  % of Buddhists  % of Buddhist total
Oceania 30,564,520 437,747 1.432% 0.062%

This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...  Eastern Africa (UN subregion)  East African Community  Central African Federation (defunct)  geographic, including above East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, generally divided by the formidable barrier of the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Geographic East Asia. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Central Europe The Alpine Countries and the Visegrád Group (Political map, 2004) Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Map of Eastern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ...

Top 20

Top 20 by population on the left and by percentage on the right.

Top 20
Rank Country Buddhist Population  % of Buddhists Country  % of Buddhists Buddhist Population
1 China 1,057,481,510 80% Mongolia 98% 2,816,644
2 Japan 122,369,253 96% Bhutan 97% 2,250,014
3 Vietnam 74,268,750 85% Cambodia 96.5% 13,938,460
4 Thailand 61,814,742 95% Japan 96% 122,369,253
5 Myanmar 43,918,200 90% Taiwan 95.5% 22,131,451
6 South Korea 23,531,874 48% Thailand 95% 61,814,742
7 Taiwan 22,131,451 95.5% Laos 95% 6,195,898
8 Sri Lanka 16,050,484 76.7% Hong Kong 93% 6,701,580
9 North Korea 15,106,650 63.5% Myanmar 90% 43,918,200
10 Cambodia 13,938,460 96.5% Vietnam 85% 74,268,750
11 India 12,274,668 1.05% Macau 85% 408,850
12 Hong Kong 6,701,580 93% China 80% 1,057,481,510
13 Laos 6,195,898 95% Sri Lanka 76.7% 16,050,484
14 Nepal 6,069,376 21% North Korea 63.5% 15,106,650
15 United States 6,039,800 2% Singapore 61% 2,777,335
16 Malaysia 5,970,800 22% South Korea 48% 23,531,874
17 Mongolia 2,816,644 98% Malaysia 22% 5,970,800
18 Singapore 2,777,335 61% Nepal 21% 6,069,376
19 Indonesia 2,346,940 1% Brunei 14% 54,600
20 Philippines 2,276,932 2.5% United Arab Emirates 5% 219,000

See also

Christianity - Percentage by country Buddhism - Percentage by country Islam - Percentage by country Hinduism - Percentage by country The table above is compiled from the relevent Wikipedia pages listing Religions by Country. ... Distribution of Islam per country. ... Who is a Jew? Jewish ethnic divisions Ashkenazi Jews Sephardi Jews Black Jews Black Hebrew Israelites Y-chromosomal Aaron Jewish population Historical Jewish population comparisons List of religious populations Lists of Jews Crypto-Judaism Etymology of the word Jew Hinduism by country Islam by country Buddhism by country Roman Catholics... The percentage of Hindu population of each country was taken from the US State Departments International Religious Freedom Report 2004. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Several Buddhist terms and concepts lack direct translations into English that cover the breadth of the original term. ... Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z The following is a List of Buddhist topics: A Abhidharma Ahimsa Ajahn Ajahn Chah Ajanta Aksobhya Alexandra David-Néel... The History of Buddhism spans from the 6th century BCE to the present, starting with the birth of the Buddha Siddhartha Gautama. ... 563 BCE: Siddhārtha Gautama, Buddha-to-be, is born in Lumbini, Ancient India. ... There are many divisions and subdivisions of the schools of Buddhism. ... There are a great variety of Buddhist texts. ... The cultural elements of Buddhism vary by region and include: Buddhist cuisine Buddhist art Buddharupa Art and architecture of Japan Greco-Buddhism Tibetan Buddhist sacred art Buddhist music Buddhist chant Shomyo Categories: Buddhism-related stubs ... Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya Buddhist temples, monasteries, stupas, and pagodas sorted by location. ...

References

  • The US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [6]
  • CIA FactBook [7]
  • adherents.com [8]
  • Religious Freedom page [9]
  • census.gov[10]
  • Stockholm Buddhist center[11]

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