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Islam has 1.62 billion adherents, making up over 23% of the world population.
Islam is the predominant religion in the Middle East, in the Horn of Africa, in northern Africa and in some parts of Asia. Large communities of Muslims are also found in China, the Balkans, and Russia. Other parts of the world host large Muslim immigrant communities; in Western Europe, for instance, Islam is the second largest religion after Christianity, where it represents 6% of the total population.
Islam is the predominant religion in the Middle East, in the Horn of Africa, in
northern Africa and in some parts of Asia. Large communities of Muslims are also found in China, the Balkans, and Russia. Other parts of the world host large Muslim immigrant communities; in Western Europe, for instance, Islam is the second largest religion after Christianity, where it represents 6% of the total population. Also, according to the Pew Research Center in 2010 there were 49 Muslim-majority countries. Around 62% of the world's Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region, with over 1 billion adherents.[11] The largest Muslim country is Indonesia home to 12.7% of the world's Muslims followed by Pakistan (11.0%), India (10.9%), and Bangladesh (9.2%).About 20% of Muslims live in Arab countries. In the Middle East, the non-Arab countries of Turkey and Iran are the largest Muslim-majority countries; in Africa, Egypt and Nigeria have the most populous Muslim communities. that there are 1.62 billion Muslims around the world, accounting for roughly 1 in 4 people. The study found more Muslims in Germany than in Lebanon and more in China than in Syria.

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