Populations, Maps, and Countries of the Muslim World
Demographics (Population Statistics) of the Muslim World
Country by Country Statistics of
Muslim Populations In order to find the country or region you are looking for,
and then at the bottom right hand corner of the page, click to go on to the next
page. This is from the website of Adherents.com,
which has population statistics on all the world's religions and sects.
Maps of the Muslim World
Perry-Castaneda Map Archive at the University of Texas at Austin is an
excellent comprehensive collection of high-quality maps. The following
link is to an Italian
mirror of the UT archive.
Map of Muslims in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, showing the distribution of Sunni
and Shi'i Muslims (Link fixed, October 7, 2001.)
of the Middle East and North Africa and The
Italian mirror site. (Links fixed, October 7, 2001.)
A Comprehensive Collection of Maps of the Middle East, most of which
were made by the CIA. The map archive at the University of Texas that is
the source of all of these maps seems to be experiencing difficulties as
of 15 September 1998. In the event of continuing difficulties, go to this
mirror of the UT Map archive.
of Africa (Link fixed, October 7, 2001.)
of the Caucasus and Central Asia, 1995 (Link fixed, October 7, 2001.)
of Ethnic Group Distribution in Central Asia (Link fixed, October 7, 2001.)
of the Chinese-Former USSR Border Region (Chinese
Turkestan) (Link fixed, October 7, 2001.)
Maps of Afghanistan
Related Maps of the Muslim World Collected by Prof. Von Schlegell at
the University of Pennsylvania, this is the best collection of its kind on
the web. (Link fixed October 24, 2001.)
Maps of anywhere in the world.
Countries of the Muslim World
Most people in the West think of Islam as a Middle Eastern religion.
Nevertheless, Islam is clearly a South Asian, South East Asian, Central
Asian, African, and Middle Eastern religion, with a growing presence in
Europe and North America.
Studies of Countries with Significant
Muslim Populations, researched by the U.S. Library of Congress as part
of its Area Studies on-line handbook.
Encyclopaedia of the
Orient is a well-designed and useful reference covering mainly the
Middle East and North Africa.
Studies WWW Virtual Library, excellent links for Muslim countries in
Central Asia Resource Project (ICARP) This is probably the most
comprehensive collection of links for all of Central Asia.
(Link fixed October 7, 2001.)
Resources for Central Asia, part of the web site of
the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana
University, contains numerous links to all of the countries in Central
Asia as well as links to the region as a whole.
Muslim World Internet
Resources At this site, there are links to sites concerning most of
the countries with significant Muslim populations. A number of
Muslim countries are omitted from it, however. Among them are
the following Muslim Countries in the CIS (Commonwealth
of Independent States), which were former colonies of the Soviet
This link consists of a comprehensive article (with linked maps)
describing Azerbaijan and its history. The article, by Adil Baguirov,
draws on material from the CIA
World Factbook and an article written by Dr. Tadeusz Swietochowski, an
authority on Azerbaijan.
This site, developed by the Interactive Central Asia Resource Project
(ICARP), includes original material and well-organized links.
(Link fixed, October 7, 2001.)
This is another ICARP site. (Link fixed, October 7, 2001.)
This comprehensive site has articles on all aspects of Tajikistan. The
news section is particularly rich.
Turkmenistan This link is
comprehensive and provides information on many aspects of Turkmenistan.
This site consists of numerous well-organized and comprehenseve links.
The link to Afghanistan on the Muslim World Internet Resources site is not useful. Instead, see the following:
Afghanistan from the Interactive
Central Asia Resource Project (ICARP) website. And see also
CIA Factbook on Afghanistan
A number of African countries with significant Muslim populations were
omitted from the Muslim World Internet Resources site noted above.
These are listed as follows, along with the percentage of their population
that is Muslim (a number of the links below were fixed on 16 January
Faso (formerly Upper Volta) 44% (Link fixed, 15 January 2001.)
Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) 55%
Islam in Predominantly Non-Muslim Countries
China 1.44% Muslim, but this equals about 17.6 million Chinese
Muslims. (Back on-line 4/28/98)
12% Muslim, but this is roughly 100 million, the largest number of
Muslims in any country, with the exception of Indonesia, which has a
Muslim population of about 160 million.