Most Buddhist Nations (2005)
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Nations (population 200,000+) with the most Buddhists according to the World Christian Database (2005).

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RankingNationAdherentsPercent
64Afghanistan 5,823 0.0
66Albania 0 0.0
65Algeria 5,313 0.0
65Angola 1,624 0.0
61Argentina 21,767 0.1
64Armenia 564 0.0
20Australia 451,146 2.1
54Austria 10,755 0.1
66Azerbaijan 0 0.0
66Bahamas, The 0 0.0
50Bahrain 1,533 0.2
34Bangladesh 1,018,968 0.6
62Barbados 103 0.0
65Belarus 1,151 0.0
46Belgium 25,590 0.2
38Belize 1,534 0.5
66Benin 0 0.0
3Bhutan 594,971 84.0
59Bolivia 7,459 0.1
66Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0.0
60Botswana 1,104 0.1
45Brazil 497,857 0.3
17Brunei 39,335 9.7
66Bulgaria 0 0.0
66Burkina Faso 0 0.0
4Burma (Myanmar) 37,638,916 74.5
66Burundi 0 0.0
2Cambodia 12,850,073 85.4
66Cameroon 359 0.0
25Canada 496,775 1.5
66Cape Verde 0 0.0
66Central African Republic 0 0.0
64Chad 1,726 0.0
60Chile 10,862 0.1
15China 180,205,619 13.5
66Colombia 1,846 0.0
66Comoros 0 0.0
65Congo, Democratic Republic of the 3,840 0.0
66Congo, Republic of the 162 0.0
63Costa Rica 1,218 0.0
61Cote d'Ivoire 10,786 0.1
66Croatia 0 0.0
61Cuba 6,087 0.1
36Cyprus 5,129 0.6
56Czech Republic 11,023 0.1
41Denmark 20,734 0.4
66Djibouti 0 0.0
64Dominican Republic 1,840 0.0
56Ecuador 14,484 0.1
66Egypt 824 0.0
65El Salvador 595 0.0
66Equatorial Guinea 0 0.0
66Eritrea 0 0.0
61Estonia 707 0.1
66Ethiopia 0 0.0
66Fiji 0 0.0
58Finland 4,972 0.1
30France 475,335 0.8
66French Guiana 0 0.0
58French Polynesia 256 0.1
66Gabon 0 0.0
66Gambia, The 0 0.0
66Georgia 0 0.0
57Germany 84,437 0.1
66Ghana 487 0.0
61Greece 5,256 0.1
66Guadeloupe 0 0.0
64Guatemala 2,502 0.0
58Guinea 9,292 0.1
66Guinea-Bissau 0 0.0
46Guyana 1,826 0.2
66Haiti 0 0.0
60Honduras 4,295 0.1
12Hong Kong 1,076,518 15.2
62Hungary 4,254 0.0
51Iceland 569 0.2
32India 8,157,630 0.7
28Indonesia 1,884,186 0.8
66Iran 450 0.0
66Iraq 283 0.0
65Ireland 574 0.0
41Israel 27,974 0.4
66Israeli Occupied Territories (Palestine) 0 0.0
65Italy 8,774 0.0
65Jamaica 328 0.0
6Japan 71,274,773 56.1
66Jordan 0 0.0
55Kazakhstan 18,116 0.1
66Kenya 1,287 0.0
24Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of 363,919 1.5
13Korea, (South) Republic of 7,329,801 15.1
66Kosovo 0 0.0
66Kuwait 0 0.0
39Kyrgyzstan 25,547 0.5
7Laos 3,243,598 50.4
65Latvia 112 0.0
21Lebanon 88,078 2.1
66Lesotho 0 0.0
66Liberia 0 0.0
43Libya 20,816 0.3
64Lithuania 651 0.0
66Luxembourg 0 0.0
11Macau 94,619 17.3
66Macedonia 0 0.0
64Madagascar 5,036 0.0
66Malawi 0 0.0
18Malaysia 1,476,455 5.3
33Maldives 2,028 0.7
66Mali 0 0.0
66Malta 0 0.0
62Martinique 162 0.0
66Mauritania 0 0.0
45Mauritius 3,217 0.3
64Mexico 25,670 0.0
66Moldova 0 0.0
10Mongolia 654,573 24.2
66Montenegro 0 0.0
66Morocco 0 0.0
65Mozambique 2,036 0.0
66Namibia 0 0.0
16Nepal 3,143,496 10.5
27Netherlands 201,639 1.2
34New Caledonia 1,587 0.6
19New Zealand 93,828 2.2
56Nicaragua 6,695 0.1
66Niger 0 0.0
65Nigeria 8,449 0.0
31Norway 34,800 0.7
29Oman 22,514 0.8
60Pakistan 113,867 0.1
30Panama 26,822 0.8
52Papua New Guinea 11,282 0.2
47Paraguay 14,824 0.2
48Peru 66,357 0.2
56Philippines 107,300 0.1
65Poland 1,978 0.0
37Portugal 60,099 0.6
65Puerto Rico 520 0.0
23Qatar 28,652 1.9
50Reunion 1,553 0.2
66Romania 466 0.0
41Russia 530,680 0.4
66Rwanda 0 0.0
42Saudi Arabia 85,667 0.3
65Senegal 1,736 0.0
66Serbia 0 0.0
66Sierra Leone 0 0.0
14Singapore 680,465 14.1
66Slovakia 0 0.0
66Slovenia 0 0.0
43Solomon Islands 1,698 0.3
66Somalia 0 0.0
43South Africa 160,335 0.3
63Spain 14,162 0.0
5Sri Lanka 13,875,725 68.0
66Sudan 1,296 0.0
35Suriname 3,103 0.6
66Swaziland 0 0.0
40Sweden 38,669 0.4
43Switzerland 24,593 0.3
66Syria 0 0.0
9Taiwan 6,236,627 26.5
60Tajikistan 4,573 0.1
64Tanzania 10,202 0.0
1Thailand 59,067,517 86.7
50Timor-Leste 2,225 0.2
66Togo 0 0.0
44Trinidad and Tobago 4,185 0.3
66Tunisia 78 0.0
61Turkey 36,853 0.1
65Turkmenistan 731 0.0
65Uganda 2,028 0.0
62Ukraine 18,435 0.0
22United Arab Emirates 93,647 2.0
43United Kingdom 196,647 0.3
26United States (General) 4,047,598 1.3
66Uruguay 65 0.0
53Uzbekistan 39,901 0.1
49Vanuatu 483 0.2
55Venezuela 35,492 0.1
8Vietnam 43,792,880 49.2
66Western Sahara 0 0.0
66Yemen 132 0.0
63Zambia 3,977 0.0
66Zimbabwe 190 0.0


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