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


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The data presented in QuickLists are from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base, the U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report, the United Nations Human Development Reports, and others.

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